Dave Wettlaufer Leads Club Car Ontario PGA Spring Championship presented by adidas Eyewear

5/25/2009

Kitchener / Waterloo Local Dave Wettlaufer Leads
Club Car Ontario PGA Spring Championship presented by adidas Eyewear

(Cambridge, Ont., May 25, 2009) – After one round of play at the 2009 Ontario PGA Spring Championship Dave Wettlaufer holds a two shot lead after shooting a 4-under-par 66. The Kitchener / Waterloo native Wettlaufer will be joined in the final group with fellow KW native Mike Skimson after Skimson shot a 2-under-par 68 at Galt Country Club. Rounding off the final pairing will be John McCann who along with Reggie Millage and Ian Doig posted a 2-under-par 68.

Wettlaufer, a former Galt Pro Am winner, had six birdies and two bogies on his round. Of the six birdies that Wettlaufer made, four of them came on Galt’s par threes.

“It was a good scoring day for me,” said Wettlaufer. “You know some people look at the scorecard and really underestimate this course so the fact that I have played it a number of times helped me today.”

Mike Skimson the former Assistant Professional at Galt used his knowledge of the course to plot his way around. Skimson, who was at Galt for 8 seasons still has fond memories of the Galt layout.

“The course was great today,” said Skimson. “Overall I played solid and I really stuck to my game plan which was to hit as many greens as possible,” added Skimson who holds a personal best score of 64 at Galt.

Other notable scores from Galt included a 1-under-par score of 69 from Bill Walsh, Keir Smith and Michael Moniz. Defending champion Scott Bogle struggled today with a 3-over-par 73. Host professional Rob Moore also struggled today with a 6-over-par 76. Kevin Fraser had the shot of the day acing the par 3 11th hole. Fraser used a nine iron from 145 yards.

The latest Bamboomer long drive qualifier was Will Emann of Nobleton Lakes. Emann who also participated last year hit a drive of 355 yards to punch his ticket to the championship.

The first tee time for tomorrow will be at 7:30.

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