Bob Breen earns his fifth PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship with third different partner

7/24/2013

Bob Breen earns his fifth PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship  

with third different partner

 

For Immediate Release

 

July 24, 2013

 

GORMLEY, ON - If past performance is any indication of the future - Bob Breen and Brad Kerfoot should be in line to win the 2018 PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship.

 

It just so happens that back in 1981, as a junior pro, Breen won this championship with senior pro John Henrick and five years later they paired up to win it again in 1986. In 1981, Breen was the Head Professional at Glen Abbey at the time and Henrick was the Head Professional at Brampton G&CC.

 

Then in 1990, as a senior pro, Breen won the Senior Pro Junior Pro with Al Paterson and the duo followed it up with a victory five years later in 1995. In keeping with the tradition of the five year interval and with a little bit of good fortune and health, Breen, 74 and Kerfoot, 33 are due back in the winner's circle in 2018 - so stayed tuned!

 

On Monday July 22nd, Breen and Kerfoot breezed to a splendid 13-under, 58 for a three stroke victory in the Shinebox Lifestyle Brands PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship at scenic Meadowbrook G&CC.

 

The duo teamed up in this championship for the first time last year, when Breen's long-time partner, Dave Wettlaufer turned 50 and was no longer eligible as a junior pro. Breen called the PGA of Ontario office looking for a partner and it turned out that Kerfoot also called the office looking for a partner, so they hooked up.

 

"We finished second only because Brad was so nervous playing with me last year that he couldn't relax," Breen said, noting Kerfoot was a lot calmer on Monday. "He's a nice, smart, good assistant at Maple Downs and we're not splitting up," said Breen, who was back to teaching at Mississaugua G&CC on Tuesday. "I don't know if I have five more years in me, but if I'm 79 and I'm playing with someone and giving them a chance to win a trophy that would be great."

 

On the day, Kerfoot had seven birdies and Breen notched six to finish 13-under par. "I have not gelled on a team like that since 1986 when I played with John Henrick at Lake St. George Golf Club," Breen said.

 

Kerfoot said Breen is unbelievable to watch and a terrific partner. "I told him I stunk last year, but if he wanted me back we'd give it another shot and it worked out pretty good. I hit first and left him out to dry a few times. I was just hoping he could get it to the green somewhere and he started hitting darts."

 

Kerfoot said it's a terrific event and a great way to connect with the older pros. "I would like to see more participation in it," he said, noting he doesn't plan to wait five years to win again with Breen.

 

"It was a good day. Great to see the guys competing and I'm pleased to be working with the PGA of Ontario," said PGA of Canada member Ryan Sommerfeld, President of Shinebox Lifestyle Brands, the new title sponsor for the PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship.

 

There was a three-way tie for second place between the teams of Brian Hutton and Bill Walsh Jr., Grant Holcomb and Joshua Doan and Sandy Goodwin and Brett Walker at 10-under, 61. David Garner and Piero Poletto and John Rushnell and Reg Millage finished T5 at nine-under, 62.

 

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Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario

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kevin@pgaofontario.com

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