Ken Tarling of Sanford, Ont., posted a two-under-par 69 in Friday’s final round of the Mr. Lube Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship and walked away with his first win at that event held at King’s Riding near King City, Ont.
Just a couple of days before the Canadian PGA celebrated its’ 100th birthday, the win at King’s Riding proved to be the 100th of Tarling’s professional career. Tarling’s three-round 205 gave him a two-shot edge over runner-up Scott Allred of Calgary, but there were some tense moments at the end.
With a five-shot lead going on to 17, Tarling wound up with a triple bogey and was forced to keep his nerves in check on the final hole, which he managed to par.
.“It means a lot to me to win this tournament”, said Tarling, a disciple of the late Moe Norman, a past champion who Tarling first met when he was 14 years old.
“For me to join Moe, because of what he meant to me, and Al Balding, who took the time to teach me stuff, is fasntastic. These guys are legends and I’m so happy to be a part of it,” said Tarling.
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