King Looking to be Crowned National Champion for the Third Time

King Looking to be Crowned National Champion for the Third Time

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King Looking to be Crowned National Champion for the Third Time

ACTON, ON (November 9, 2007) - Danny King, of Milton, ON, will attempt to clinch his third Canadian PGA national title next week at the 2007 Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship (CPC), November 19th -22nd at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie Florida.

Last year, King, head teaching professional at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario, finished the Championship with a seven-under par 209 total to win by two shots over second-round leader Olivier Edmond of Mirabel, Que., who finished tied for second with Dean North of Selkirk, Manitoba, and David Bolton of Delta, B.C.

In 2005, King fired a 73 (+1) in the final round to win the $80,000 Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship, after heading into the final round with a pair of 67’s and ending the tournament with a 207 (-9).

It could go either way for King this year, as he has had a busy schedule leading up to the Club Pro Championship. He recently played the first stage at PGA TOUR Qualifying School in Spring, Texas at Cypresswood Golf Club, one of the six different courses hosting first round events this year. After a rough start on day one (+1) and day two (+4), King went four under and five under to close out a minus four, placing him 10th in the group. A great final round with seven birdies made the difference, pushing King through the first round into the second commencing November 10th, which could tire him out considerably heading into the championship. 

After receiving another exemption into the Canadian Open this year after winning the 2006 Club Pro Championship, King received a second chance at a PGA TOUR title. After the first day at the Open, he was tied for 6th out of the entire 150 person field with an average drive of 322 yards. On the second day, King carded five consecutive birdies on the back nine and after 35 holes, King was tied with Mike Weir at -1. Unfortunately, after one poor shot on the 18th he missed the cut.

The CPC purse is $85,000 and the Champion will receive an exemption into the 2008 Canadian Open to be held at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. The purse for the InterZone Team Competition is $5,000.

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