Brett Nymeyer Wins Mandarin Tour 2 Day Event at
Osprey Valley Golf, ‘Toot’ Course Official Press Release (click)
June 11, 2015 (Alton, ON) – Brett Nymeyer of Strafford, Ontario has won the biggest payday of his young career by winning the Mandarin Tour’s two day, regular season event at Osprey Valley Golf, ‘Toot’ course. Nymeyer, who lead the field after Day 1 by two strokes with a 7 under par 65, clinched his sixth tournament victory since turning pro with a 3 under par 69 on Day 2 to win by four strokes (-10) over Matt Hoffman (-6). Nymeyer, a University of Nebraska graduate, had four birdies on the day, for a two day total of 11 birdies, to win the tournament and a cheque for $4,700 of the $23,500 purse. “I stayed patient and just let the round come to me instead of forcing shots,” said a gratified Nymeyer of his win. Nymeyer ran into trouble only once on the long par 5, thirteen, with a drive off the tee that landed in the fescue. “I had a poor swing, got lazy and went way right into the fescue,” said Nymeyer. “I then went rough to rough, punched out, and hit an eight iron in the middle of the green with a two putt for bogey.”
University of Illinois graduate, Matt Hoffman (71, 67 – 138) from Thornhill, Ontario, made the biggest move on the wind-swept parkland-style course on Day 2 with a five under par 67 and a two day total six under par. Hoffman, who double-bogeyed the opening par five hole on Day 2, never looked back and charged to the eighteenth green with seven birdies on the day. Hoffman, took his double-bogey in stride stating, “I said to myself, Matt, let’s start this round over again and take one hole at a time. There’s still seventeen holes left to play.” And that’s exactly what Hoffman did, as he carded five birdies on the front nine and two on the back for his second place finish and a cheque for $2,440.
Jon Mills (69, 70 – 139), who was tied for third place after Day 1 with a three under par 69 came in third with eight birdies and three bogeys, and a two day total five under par and a cheque for $1,960.
Matt McMahon took sole possession of 4th place with two solid rounds of (70, 70 – 140) and earned $1,700. Lucas Kim, winner of three Mandarin Tour events last year including the WEB.com Exemption Race, placed 5th (72, 69 – 141) and earned $1,460. There was a four-way tie for 6th place earnings of $1,120 with David Sheeman (71, 71 – 142), Michael Gligic (72, 70 – 142), Eric Hawerchuk ((72, 70 – 142) and Mitch Sutton (67, 75 – 142). Sutton, who struggled throughout the final day, fell back from an opening day five under par and a second place finish after eighteen. Mark Hoffman (69, 74 – 143) took sole possession of 10th place and a cheque for $940. Altogether there was a 40% pay-out on the event with the top twenty-one players receiving a cheque.
The Mandarin Tour is holding its next 2 Day regular season event at The Mandarin Golf & Country Club in Markham, Ontario on July 2nd & 3rd, 2015. Top 24 on the 2015 OOM at conclusion of the event earn an exemption with FREE Entry into the $35,000 Seaforth Country Classic 54 hole Major July 23rd -25th.
The Mandarin Tour, sponsored by Mandarin Restaurants, Wesbell Technologies and Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel and Suites is the ultimate developmental golf tour experience, playing championship courses with 100% of the entry fees going directly to the players’ purse.