Marseilles Wins Simmlands Ontario PGA Senior Spring Championship

6/9/2009

Craig Marseilles Wins Simmlands Senior Spring Championship

(Bright's Grove, Ont. June 8, 2009) – Craig Marseilles (Heritage Hills) has added the Ontario PGA Senior Spring Championship to his list of Ontario PGA victories. Marseilles finished the tournament at 5-under-par 137 to clinch his fourth Ontario PGA victory.

“I had another steady day,” said Marseilles, who hit 15 greens enroute to a 3-under-par score of 68. “My short game saved me on the front nine,” said Marseilles who turned in 2-under-par at Huron Oaks.

Marseilles, who previously won the Ontario PGA Championship on three occasions battled with 2008 Ontario PGA Senior Champion Ken Tarling (Ken Tarling Golf Academy) for most of the afternoon. Tarling stumbled coming home with a double bogey on 17 and all but handed the victory to Marseilles.

“My game is really starting to come around,” said Marseilles. “This was a good week for me and the course was fun to play,” added Marseilles who struggled to make the cut at Huron Oaks when it hosted the Canadian Tour’s Bayer Classic in the late 90’s.

Ken Girard (London Hunt) added another diamond division victory to his resume. Girard was victorious in a one hole playoff over Rod Goodes. This is the seventh win in nine events for Girard since he turned 70.

Bobby Breen (Brampton Golf Club) added another Super Senior crown (60-69) to a growing list of tournament victories. Breen shot an even par round of 71 which was three shots better than former European Senior Tour member Ken Fulton (Baxter Creek).

Other notable scores from Huron Oaks included a 1-under-par 70's from Bob Beauchemin (Oakdale Academy) and P.W. Kennedy (Deerhurst). Gar Hamilton (Mississugua), John Davis (Joshua Creek), John Rushnell (Black Diamond) and Brian French (Mad River) each shot even par rounds of 71. Host Professional Steve Bennett struggled with a 7-over-par 78 while defending champion John Schmidt (Chippewa) finished in a tie for 10th spot. 

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