Gavey wins again on Niagara Men’s Tour
Aiden Gavey made it two wins in a row on the Niagara Men’s Golf Tour Sunday at Grand Niagara.
The 24-year-old native of Caledonia two putted from 20 feet for par to edge Jared Chipman on the first playoff hole. Both golfers shot two under pars 70 to qualify for the playoff.
At the last tournament at Twenty Valley, Gavey placed first at seven under par while Chipman was the runner-up at six under par. Chipman won the first tournament of the year.
“I have played pretty good this summer and I have had a couple of good results,” Gavey said. “I am a pretty decent putter and I hit the ball pretty straight but I don’t hit it very far.”
He is happy with his back-to-back triumphs on the tour.
“I have played two pretty good rounds.”
The former NCAA Division 2 scholarship golf at Rogers State in Oklahoma joined the Niagara tour this year at the urging of fellow tour member Tyler Edwards. Edwards is a member at Monthill Golf and Country Club in Caledonia where Gavey is employed.
“It is fun. The rounds are pretty quick and that’s not too bad. Everyone is friendly and Ryan (organizer Dyck) is pretty friendly,” he said.
He feels the competition is challenging his game and he is enjoying the courses the tour plays at.
“The staff at the courses are good and the tournaments have been run well.”
Gavey, who was second at last year’s Ontario men’s amateur championship and sixth this year, also plays on a couple of other tours. He tees it up as an amateur on the Toronto Players Tour and the East Coast Pro Tour.
Rounding out the leaderboard at Grand Niagara were: defending points champion Kham Vong 71; Trevor Low 72; Andrew Dagneau 73; Ryan Dyck 75; Ty Anderson 77; Bob Neilson 77; Ben Robinson 78; and, Brendan Canning 78.
The tour continues Aug. 27 at Port Colborne Country Club followed by the tour championship Sept.17 at Lookout Point Golf and Country Club.