Danny King Wins Club Car Ontario PGA Spring Championship presented by Brisson Sports & Marketing

5/18/2010

Danny King Matches Round of the Day at Whistle Bear to Win 2010 Club Car Ontario PGA Spring Championship presented by Brisson Sports & Marketing

(Cambridge, Ont., May 18, 2010) Danny King (Performance Academy at Magna) shot 3-under-par 69 to come from behind to win the 2010 Ontario PGA Spring Championship at the 7700 yard Whistle Bear Golf Club. King emerged victorious over a number of players who finished at 2-under-par for the tournament. That group included defending champion Reggie Millage (Henry Brunton Golf), Keir Smith (National), Matt Peavoy (Rosedale) and Bruce Rogerson (Brantford).

Not listed in that group was Dave Levesque who led the tournament for most of the day when first round leader David Miller started his round with a double bogey. Levesque’s wheels came off on the 17th hole when he hit his tee shot into the par 3, 17th came up short. Levesque, who was sitting at -3 for the tournament, was unable to get his ball up and down which cleared the way for King. Eddie Maunder (Deerfield) had a chance to get into a playoff with King on 18 but his birdie attempt from the bunker came up short.

Coming into the week King had one goal in mind and that was to win the Spring Championship, a tournament that has eluded him throughout his career. King has finished runner up in the Spring for  five straight years.

“I really wanted to win this event and it honestly feels great  to be able to call myself the Spring Champion,” said King after his win. “It’s actually great timing, Karl Morris, my mental game coach is in town speaking tonight and tomorrow and it will be great to show him how well his program is working for me.”

Other notable scores from today included a nice round of 3-under-par from Brian French (Mad River). French’s 69 vaulted him up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth spot joining Maunder, Levesque, Miller and Windsor native Calvin Kupeyan.

With this win King joins a list of accomplished past champions including three time winner Gar Hamilton, Ashley Chinner, Ken Tarling, Bob Panasik and Jerry Anderson. The Ontario PGA Spring Champion has been played since 1977 and is typically played in the Kitchener/Waterloo/London corridor.

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