Dan Kavanagh Earns Baka Mobile Ontario Public Player Title
Uxbridge, ON – Scarborough resident Dan Kavanagh came out on top at the Baka Mobile Ontario Public Player Championship on Thursday, earning a four-stroke victory at Mill Run Golf Club in Uxbridge.
Kavanagh laid down a one-over par 72 to close out the competition, adding to his opening 73 to earn a total score of 145 (+3) and the 2013 title.
Competitors took to the course under a mixed bag of weather on Wednesday and Thursday, dealing with unseasonably high temperatures and humidity in the opening round and a breezy and cool final day to close out the 36-hole competition.
“We certainly had two different days, the first day was a lot hotter and drier, today we came out here and it was much cooler and windier and the course was wet so it played a little longer,” said Kavanagh after picking up the trophy.
“Today I wanted to play really steadily and make a lot of pars, and that’s what I did. I actually made a few birdies so that took some of the pressure off,” he added.
“(The win) is very important to me, strictly because there’s a person out there that’s really supported me, so this is definitely for her.”
Two golfers tied for second place, Milton resident Mike Currie and Mississauga’s Gary Young. Both golfers delivered identical two-day totals of 149 after both carding rounds of 76 and 73 to share runner-up honours.
In the “B” flight, 17-year-old Oakville resident Gregory Piper dominated the field after carding a five-over par 76 on Thursday, picking up the gold medal with a nine stroke victory. Piper carded a single birdie against three bogeys and a double in his final round, adding to his opening round score of 77 for a final tally of 153, +11. Brampton’s Shavi Kahlon picked up the silver medal after moving up the leaderboard with a 78 on Thursday for a final score of 162 (84-78). Toronto resident Phil Perry carded rounds of 80 and 83 to finish in third place at 163.
In the “C” flight, Georgetown’s Tim Jones came out on top, delivering an opening round 87 followed by an 86 on Thursday for a total score of 173 and two stroke victory. Toronto’s Ed Kwapisz earned runner-up honours with a total score of 175 (88-87) while Aurora’s Danny Venditti rounded out the top three at 179 (88-91).
The Golf Association of Ontario would like to thank Mill Run Golf Club for their hospitality and use of the course, and Baka Mobile for their continued support of the Ontario Public Player Championship and of amateur golf in Ontario.