One For “Grampy” – Thomas Keddy Rallies For TaylorMade PGA of Canada – Ontario Zone Championship

UXBRIDGE, ON The PGA of Canada – Ontario Zone was at the spectacular Wyndance Golf Club this week for their flagship event the TaylorMade Ontario Zone Championship. The continuation of the Chase for the Breenie Cup presented by Triple Bogey Brewing Co. and $30,000 was up for grabs as the best PGA Professional’s in the zone all converged in Uxbridge, Ontario and tried their best to navigate the almost 7000 yard, quarry-lined, Greg Norman designed golf course.

The TaylorMade Ontario Zone Championship was capped off with a fantastic finish July 11 when Thomas Keddy caught fire on his back-nine recording six birdies laying waste to the 3457 yard nine-hole stretch.  After finding himself in a bit of trouble on the eighth and ninth holes, bogey and double bogey respectively, Keddy gave himself a pep talk on the tenth tee and ignited what would lead to his best career nine holes in competitive play.

“It really started yesterday (Monday), I didn’t play particularly well but I had a good group playing with Brian Hadley and Eddie Maunder. We missed some shots but we played well collectively. I came in today knowing I was only three back, and I just needed to play steady. I was playing steady until I had a pretty substantial stumble on eight and nine. I had another good group today though. Ken Tarling was going low, John (Cochrane) was playing well, and I was playing well, so I was able to refocus, rely on their strong play and keep moving forward. I said to myself, ‘Those guys are making bogeys and bouncing back with birdies’, so I got things back on track. I wasn’t thinking about the win I just wanted to get back to a number where I was in striking distance.”

Keddy made a couple of key putts from distance to maintain his roll but he also missed a few really good looks at eagle earlier in the round. What is important as Keddy says, was that he kept moving forward, and as the day progressed and the TaylorMade Ontario Zone Championship leaderboard continued to be a carousel of names swapping positions, Keddy was trending up and quietly scratching his way back.  “I remember looking back to the group behind us on seventeen, not knowing I had the lead,” Keddy said after the round. “I don’t normally want to know what’s happening on the leaderboard but I pulled out my laser and tried to see what McCann and Walsh were at.  I couldn’t make their numbers out so I forgot about it and focused on finishing strong.” Maybe that was for the best because Keddy birdied the eighteenth hole paving his way to his first career win, a $5000 prize, and punching his ticket to the 2018 PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube presented by TaylorMade.

During the awards presentation Keddy got personal, opening up and dedicating the win to his late Grandfather (Hugh Keddy) who passed away earlier this year. “Not a lot of people may know this but my family built a golf course back in New Brunswick when I was a child (Burro Hills Golf Course, now Hillsborough GC). We no longer own it but it was the dream fulfilled by my grandfather who passed away this past winter. When I was saying good bye to him, I said I was going to win him one this year.  This was a special week for me. I have my mom here, my sister lives here in Uxbridge, and I flew my brother in this week so we could all be together. This one was for you Grampy.”

Full Leaderboard

Pos. Player Total
To Par
Gross
R1 R2 Total
Gross
Purse Points
1 Thomas Keddy

Oslerbrook Golf Club
-4 73 67 140 $5,000.00 100.00
T2 Brian Hadley

Thames Valley Golf Club
-2 74 68 142 $2,533.33 80.00
T2 Gordon Burns

Gord Burns Golf School
-2 70 72 142 $2,533.33 80.00
T2 Ken Tarling

Ken Tarling Enterprises Ltd
-2 72 70 142 $2,533.33 80.00
T5 Chris Bevan

Bradlee Ryall Golf/Kaneff Academies
-1 71 72 143 $1,675.00 67.50
T5 John Cochrane

John E. S. Cochrane Golf Schools
-1 72 71 143 $1,675.00 67.50
T7 Brian McCann

Brampton Golf Club
E 71 73 144 $1,220.00 55.00
T7 Ed Maunder

Deerfield Golf & Recreation Centre
E 75 69 144 $1,220.00 55.00
T7 Terry O’Brien

Cedar Links Golf Centre
E 72 72 144 $1,220.00 55.00
10 G.W. King

The Academy at The Georgian Bay Club
+1 76 69 145 $1,025.00 45.00
T11 Bill Walsh

Fairtree Golf Centre
+2 71 75 146 $950.00 39.00
T11 Matt Peavoy

Peterborough Golf & Country Club
+2 73 73 146 $950.00 39.00
T13 Alf Callowhill

The Academy of ClubLink at RattleSnake Point
+3 75 72 147 $850.00 35.00
T13 Braeden Cryderman

Muskoka Bay Club
+3 75 72 147 $850.00 35.00
T15 Danny King

The Performance Academy at Magna
+4 73 75 148 $700.00 29.00
T15 George Lacko

Pine Grove Golf Club
+4 75 73 148 $700.00 29.00
T15 Ron Kenesky

Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club
+4 74 74 148 $700.00 29.00
T15 Stephen Bardswick

Port Carling Golf & Country Club
+4 73 75 148 $700.00 29.00
T19 Brad Kerfoot

Maple Downs Golf Club
+5 75 74 149 $475.00 23.00
T19 Dennis Hendershott

Hi5golf inc.
+5 74 75 149 $475.00 23.00
T19 Gar Hamilton

+5 75 74 149 $475.00 23.00
T19 James Skrypec

The Golf Academy at Deer Ridge
+5 71 78 149 $475.00 23.00
T19 John McCann

Fairtree Golf Centre
+5 76 73 149 $475.00 23.00
T24 Piero Poletto

The Country Club
+6 75 75 150 $300.00 19.50
T24 Steve Rodriguez

GolfTEC Markham
+6 75 75 150 $300.00 19.50
26 George Lacy

Shawneeki Golf Club
+7 74 77 151 $0.00 18.00
27 Ian Doig

The Ian Doig Golf Academy
+8 74 78 152 $0.00 17.00
T28 Colin Murray

Kenesky Murray Golf Services
+9 76 77 153 $0.00 15.00
T28 John Rushnell

Oshawa Golf Club
+9 73 80 153 $0.00 15.00
T28 Sterling Emery

Rocky Crest Golf Resort
+9 74 79 153 $0.00 15.00
T31 Jakob Montemurro

Tee Zone Driving Range
+10 79 75 154 $0.00 11.50
T31 Joseph D’Alfonso

The Academy at Copper Creek
+10 80 74 154 $0.00 11.50
T31 Kyle Kirkland

Cobble Beach Golf Links
+10 77 77 154 $0.00 11.50
T31 Mark Kappes

+10 79 75 154 $0.00 11.50
35 James Carter

+12 79 77 156 $0.00 9.00
36 Jim Farrelly

Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club
+13 77 80 157 $0.00 8.00
37 Ryan McBride

Cobble Beach Golf Links
+15 81 78 159 $0.00 7.00
T38 Bradlee Ryall

Bradlee Ryall Golf/Kaneff Academies
+16 75 85 160 $0.00 5.50
T38 Jacob Robitaille

Taboo Golf Course
+16 78 82 160 $0.00 5.50
T40 Frank McMulkin

Beaumaris Yacht Club
+17 82 79 161 $0.00 3.50
T40 Michael Moniz

Maple Downs Golf Club
+17 83 78 161 $0.00 3.50
T42 Adam Beange

Deer Ridge Golf Club
+18 79 83 162 $0.00 3.00
T42 Jim McDivitt

Seguin Valley Golf Club
+18 83 79 162 $0.00 3.00
T42 John Schmidt

Southampton Golf & Country Club
+18 82 80 162 $0.00 3.00
T42 Shea Varty

Dalewood Golf Club
+18 83 79 162 $0.00 3.00
T42 Wes Stanford

The Oakdale Golf Academy
+18 79 83 162 $0.00 3.00
T47 Matt Robinson

Greystone Golf Club
+19 83 80 163 $0.00 3.00
T47 Miles McMulkin

Beaumaris Yacht Club
+19 83 80 163 $0.00 3.00
49 Matthew Perricciolo

Summit Golf & Country Club
+24 81 87 168 $0.00 3.00
50 Daniel Clark

GolfTEC Richmond Hill
+27 82 89 171 $0.00 3.00
51 Jon Blomme

Summit Golf Development Centre
+32 86 90 176 $0.00 3.00
52 Patrick Wong

Station Creek Golf Club
+33 91 86 177 $0.00 3.00
53 Matthew Hillhouse

Taboo Golf Course
+34 87 91 178 $0.00 3.00
54 Daniel Bizzotto

Lionhead Golf Club
+43 94 93 187 $0.00 3.00