Rogerson Prevails at Beacon Hall

9/16/2010

Rogerson Remains Patient En Route to Victory at the
2010 Merit Golf Vacations Ontario PGA Match Play Championship at Beacon Hall

(Aurora, Ont., - September 16, 2010)
– Bruce Rogerson (Brantford) mounted a extraordinary comeback today at Beacon Hall Golf Club to win the 2010 Ontario PGA Match Play Championship over Billy Walsh (Beacon Hall). Walsh, who was considered the favourite coming into the finals, relinquished a 3 up lead to Rogerson who won holes 14, 16, 17 and a par on 18 to win the match 1 up.

“You never want to be chasing a guy like Billy,” said Rogerson, who takes home $3,750 for his efforts. “The key today was to remain patient, especially with the terrible weather we had,” added Rogerson, who also wins an all expenses paid trip to Turnberry Isle Resort & Spa in Miami compliments of Merit Golf Vacations.

Before his trip to Miami however, Rogerson will take his hot hand into the Titleist Cup Matches which take place October 6, 7 and 8 at Royal Quebec in Quebec City.  Rogerson, who has played on the team for a number of years including last year’s victorious squad, is looking forward to another solid showing from team Ontario.

“I definitely look forward to the matches every year and this year is no different,” commented Rogerson. “We're all looking forward to winning again but this time on their home turf,” added Rogerson.

In the consolation match Matthew Peavoy (Rosedale) grinded like no other to win in extra holes against Caleb Ellis (Twenty Valley). Coming back from a five-hole deficit, Peavoy managed to win after 22 holes of golf.  Peavoy’s win was solidified with a three foot birdie on the fourth hole at Beacon Hall.

“It was a tough match for both us, we both had some bad stretches,” said Peavoy following his match. “Neither of us really wanted to be in the consolation and I have to give credit to my Dad who caddied for me, he really kept me in the game,” added Peavoy, who took home third place honours and $1,500.

The Ontario PGA Match Play Championship began earlier this year with 64 players all vying to become champion. Each finalist played four matches throughout the summer and concluded with two matches today. Beacon Hall Golf Club has been the host of the Ontario PGA Match Play Championship on six occasions since 2003.

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