July 3, 2015 (Markham, ON) By Terry Griffiths – Twenty-four year old Russell Budd of Toronto,Ontario has won his first professional victory in the Mandarin Tour’s, 2 Day event at Mandarin Golf &C.C. in a electrifying play-off after a 3-way tie at the end of 36 holes. Budd, who went into the second day with a 3 stroke lead over Eric Hawerchuk and Jon Mills lost his lead on the last two holes forcing a play-off with Hawerchuk (-6) and Robbie Greenwell (-6). Budd had a four stroke lead on Hawerchuk and Greenwell going into the 17th hole…..read more….
This coming week July 2nd and 3rd, we will be hosting our 3rd Regular season event of the summer at The Mandarin G. & C.C., a fantastic new venue for our tour. The Mandarin Golf & Country Club golf course offers a perfect fusion of challenge and enjoyment. Designed by renowned golf architect Doug Carrick, the course is a fine blend of generous fairways, small rolling greens and numerous water hazards. A perfect balance of nature and design, the course is friendly to beginners, yet challenging to experienced golfers. Its gentle slopes and green-to-tee proximity make it a perfect course for walking. To sum up, the 6,728 yard, par-71 course provides one of the most satisfying and challenging golf environments in southern Ontario.
We are looking forward to a very strong field of players who will be playing for even more than just purse money at the end of this 36 hole tournament; 24 member exemptions are on the line also. Those finishing in the top 24 OOM will be granted a FREE entry into the $35,000, $10,000 1st place 54 hole Major Championship: The Seaforth Country Classic.
Current top 24 OOM play and secure your spot, and for those on the outside looking in….this is your week to make a move. Good luck and we will see you July 2nd.