Danny Mijovic comes out on top

8/15/2012

Danny Mijovic comes out on top of an exciting five way playoff for Simmlands Senior PGA of Ontario Championship  
   

 

(Maple, Ont., - August 14, 2012) Danny Mijovic (King's Riding Golf Club) outlasted the rest of the field and survived a five man playoff to claim his first Senior Championship title! The field battled some difficult conditions with steady rain and heavy rough on day two of the PGA of Ontario Senior Championship. At the end of the day five were tied for the lead at +1 for the tournament. The playoff which began at the eighteenth hole saw last year's runner up Brian Hutton (Southbrook Golf & C.C), Bill Wogden (Barrie Country Club), Bill Bevington (Oakville Golf Club) and with the low round of the day, 71 Craig Marseilles (Heritage Hills Golf Club) all with a chance to win the Championship.

Mijovic made a tricky four footer on the fifth playoff hole to claim the victory after Marseilles missed his attempt to send the playoff to a sixth hole.  

 

"I just kept battling out there today. Conditions were difficult. I'm a bit numb right now, I'm happy to win, but I feel for my good friend Craig, he had a couple of chances to end this and I was fortunate to come out on top" said Mijovic.

 

First round co leaders with 3 under 69's Wogden and Hutton would also come up just short in the playoff. A bitter sweet end to the Championship since Hutton lost in a playoff in 2011 and Wogden in 2010. Both lost to Ken Tarling who was the four time defending champion but couldn't defend this year as he was competing on the European Senior Tour. Bevington nearly made the first time a charm turning in a very nice 71-74 in his first Senior Event of the season to get into the five way playoff.  

 

Dave Bell (Tecumseh Golf Centre) was the Super Senior 60+ division winner with 71-75-146 for the Championship. Bell was in position for a run at the top spot, but scoring was difficult on day two and making up ground was hard to do.

 

George Lacy (Shawneeki Golf Club) was the qualifier for the 2012 Golf Supply House PGA of Ontario Long Drive Championship.

 

Click here for final round results

 

Click here to watch Danny Mijovic's interview with PGA of Ontario TV

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