Ian Doig leading The Warsteiner Senior PGA of Ontario Championship

8/12/2013


Ian Doig leading The Warsteiner Senior PGA of Ontario Championship

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2013

Ian Doig has a new best friend. The wily vet ditched his old putter heading into last week at the PGA of Canada Senior Championship and he’s sticking with his new flat stick for this week’s Warsteiner Senior PGA of Ontario Championship.

The duo were in fine form Monday for the first round of this year’s championship at Maple Downs G&CC where doing posted  an impressive 6-under, 66 for the clubhouse lead heading into Tuesday’s second round.

Doig started the day with a tap-in eagle on the opening par-5, birdied the par-5 fifth hole, birdied No. 7 and made a terrific up and down on the par-5 ninth hole to get to 5-under. On the back nine he bogeyed No. 11, bounced right back with a birdie on No. 12 and birdied No. 16 to get to 6-under.

“It was one of those days where I could have been three-four strokes better, but I’m very happy with a 66 and looking forward to going back out there on Tuesday and see what we can make happen,” Doig said. “I have played Maple Downs many times and it’s one of the finest traditional parkland courses in the city.”

A few weeks back, Doig went to The Golf Lab for a putter fitting after struggling on the greens in the early part of the season. “Turns out I was aiming very poorly with the old putter, so I went through a new fitting system and ordered a custom putter from Edel Golf out of Texas.”

Doig, who is now in his third year in the seniors division, has yet to put his name on this trophy, but that will certainly be the goal on Tuesday. He’ll play in the last group of the day with Craig Marseilles of Heritage Hills GC, who he played with on Monday and Bob McClure of Osprey Valley, both who shot opening rounds of 67.  Hot on their heels will be David Wettlaufer, Keir Smith from The National Golf Club of Canada and John White of Beechwood G&CC in the second to last group.

Gar Hamilton of Mississaugua G&CC leads the Super Seniors Division at 2-under, 70 followed by Bob Breen, who teaches out of Mississaugua G&CC at 1-under, 71. Bill Bevington off Oakville GC and David Bell of Tecumseh Golf Centre are T3 at 1-over, 73.

 

 

 

 

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