Jerry Hinds & Danny King to Represent Ontario in VIA Cup Final

6/18/2009

Danny King & Jerry Hinds Will Represent Ontario in
VIA Rail Canada Cup Final Against the Quebec Team of
Yvan Beauchemin & Carl Desjardins

(Montreal, QC,. June 18, 2009) - The 2009 VIA Rail Canada Cup final is set for tomorrow at 12 noon EST. Representing the Ontario PGA will be Jerry Hinds (Heritage Hills) and Danny King (Academy Tee at Magna) and representing the Quebec PGA will be the team of Carl Desjardins (Le Blainvillier) and Yvan Beauchemin (Grand mere).

Hinds and King battled the elements this afternoon in what was an up and down match verses the team of Dave Levesque (Rattlesnake Point) and Billy Walsh (Beacon Hall). Rain soaked metropolitan Montreal for the majority of the day while the players contested a seesaw battle.

"Those were the toughest conditions I've ever played in," said a rain soaked Jerry Hinds who made a clutch birdie putt on 17 to bring the match back to all square.

The real turning point in the match came when Danny King jugged a 7 Iron from 158 yards into the wind on the par 4 14th hole, which brought the match to all square.

"We had good communication with one another today and that really helped us, especially in these conditions," said King. "Tomorrow we will have to do more of the same in order to come out on top."

Both teams cruised through their respective moring matches. Levesque and Walsh beat Eddie Maunder and Reggie Millage 4 & 3 while Hinds and King beat Colin Murray (Peninsula Lakes) and Mark Napier (Rattlesnake Point) 3 & 2.

On the Quebec side of the draw Beauchemin and Desjardins also had an up and down battle with Remi Bouchard (Le Mirage) and Kevin Senecal (Le Matrie), the defending champions. Beauchemin and Desjardins were victourious in 19 holes after never being down in their match.

"It was a tough afternoon," said Desjardins, a former Nationwide tour player. "The real turning point for us was on 13 when I drained an 18 footer for birdie and neither Bouchard or Senecal could convert," added Beauchemin.

The VIA Canada Cup is a four ball (two man) match play tournament comprised of 32 Canadian PGA Professionals in each division from Ontario and Quebec. Ontario professionals face each other on one side of the bracket while Quebec professionals face one another on the other side. In the end the top Ontario team takes on the top Quebec team to determine the overall winner.

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