Copetown Woods GC plays host to the Pixelcarve Classic
COPETOWN (May 21, 2013) – As the Tour is celebrating 10 years of great competition this season, we could not think of a better location to hold an event than Copetown Woods GC. They too are celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2 weeks. Copetown Woods, set in a beautiful rolling landscape, with a yesteryear beauty of its Victorian-style clubhouse provided Tour players with a beautiful layout and delectable menu offerings. It was a wonderful setting for an outstanding day of golf. With the fescue grass getting thick and lying in wait to accept wayward golf balls the course was set to challenge competitors all day. There were 109 players taking part in today’s event and those who could keep their ball in the short grass, had an opportunity to win and to capture today’s Pixelcarve Classic.
In the Championship Flight, Stephen Wright (Oakville, ON) would finally make it to the winner’s circle this week. After placing second in his first 2013 Tour event and tying for third place in his second, Wright was able to put together the round he needed, complete with 12 pars, 2 birdies, and 4 bogies, finishing with a two over par 74. Placing second today, playing in his first event of the 2013 Tour season, Tour veteran, Peter Willis (Aurora, ON) narrowly missed forcing a playoff, having bogeyed the 18th hole and turning in a round of 75. Taking third place, another tour veteran Robert Sterling (Mississauga, ON) turned in a round of 76 having bogeyed the last 2 holes.
The A-Flight, would get to crown yet another winner first time winner of the 2013 Tour season. Bob Vickers (Oakville, ON) turned in a fantastic round of golf, complete with 10 pars, 3 birdies (that were all scored on the back nine), 4 bogies and a double for a score of 75 and a three-shot victory. Alone in second was Arlo Hugessen (Toronto, ON) who had an up and down back nine but held it together to turn in a round of 78. Placing third, Chris Peixoto (Brampton, ON), playing in his first event of the season, scored a round of 79.
In the B-Flight, DJ Eckert (Oakville, ON) hit a small bump in the middle of his round, having taken a triple and double bogey on the 9th and 10th hole, but was able to get his game under control and turned in the winning score of 82, and a one-shot victory. Coming in second, Brent Smith (Smithville, ON) was left wondering, “if only I could have played 18 over” closed out his round with a double bogie, turning in a score of 83. Taking third place was Justin Agostinho (Mississauga, ON) who was playing in his first Tour event and turned in a round of 84.
The C-Flight is where we had an interesting learning from a Rules of Golf perspective. The Tour made an addition error which resulted in one player winning, when in fact there was a tie for first between two players Robert Squirrell (Caledon, ON) and Bob Sikorski (Toronto, ON). According to Rule 34-lb (Decision 34-l b/5) of The Rules of Golf when the Committee makes an error of this kind, there are some resolution options. It was decided by both players and The Committee that there will be a sudden death playoff at their next event. Stay tuned for the outright C Flight winner of the Copetown Woods event. To determine third, card matching was used, as two players, Krish Nair (Toronto, ON) and Mark Matusiak (Toronto, ON), who had battled all last year on Tour, found themselves tied, with matching scores of 90. When matching the inward nine scores, it would be Mark who would claim third place, carding a score of 44 on the back nine, over Krish, who had taken a 45.
Today’s winner of the closest-to-the-pin was Chris Peixoto, winning a dozen TaylorMade Lethal golf balls. As in previous years, and at every event, there will be the Mazda Hole in One hole, where all players will have a chance to win a $2,500 sponsor product shopping spree. This week’s winner of the Hole in One closest to the pin was Stuart Vandersluis. Along with these prizes, ECCO, TaylorMade and Mill Street Brewery products are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each of the four Flights. The Tour also awards a draw prize at each event for a $50 certificate redeemable at the Mill Street Brew Pub; today’s winner of the Mill Street Brewery Certificate was Richard Grey.
Click here to view THE RESULTS from today’s event The Pixelcarve Classsic hosted at Copetown Woods GC.
The average pace of play today was 4:02. The Tour would like to thank each and every player for accepting the responsibility of keeping up to the groups in front of them…! GREAT job…!
To see all the action from today`s event check out these great pictures check out the link provided by today’s sponsor, the great team and Capture Scratch. We hope you have a chance to check them out!!
GTA AM Tour’s next event is the first Major of the year, May 26 & 27, a 2-day 36-hole event where Order of Merits points and pricing increase by 50%. The Collingwood Ecco Major- Day 1 will take place at The Golf Club At Lora Bay and Day 2 will be played at the Georgian Bay Club.
ABOUT THE GTA AM TOUR:
The GTA AM Tour is owned and operated by Canadian Golf Tours Inc. and is sponsored by TaylorMade Golf Canada, Mazda Canada, ECCO Shoes, Mill Street Brewery, Sundog Eyewear, Nature Valley, Pixelcarve, Prodigy Headwear, P.J. Dermody Insurance Brokers, Joshua Kingsmill Investment Advisor, LG Electronics Canada Inc., Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Privileged Play, Honsberger Physiotherapy and Biomechanics Clinic, Capture Scratch, The Golf Lab, Lush, Bowker Aird Barristers and Solicitors, Bright Blue Wave, Fame International Salon and Spa and Nuun Optimal Hydration. Tournament rules officials are organized through the Royal Canadian Golf Association.
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