By Darryl G. Smart
Like every golfer, Brett Cairns and Peyton Callens have been waiting patiently to get back into the swing of things competitively. This week they had their chance with the Toronto Players Tour, and took advantage of being close to home.
On Tuesday and Wednesday at Port Dover Golf Club, Cairns, from Courtland, outlasted Mark Hoffman and Andrew Ledger in a three-hole playoff to take home the top prizeof $4,500 in the tour’s opening stop.
Cairns, 28, attended Kent State University and golfed for the Golden Flashes, has been a pro since 2011. He fired a 65 Tuesday and 69 Wednesday before the playoff to go 8-under par.
Langton’s Callens grabbed a share of eighth place with Garrett Atkinson, Sebastian Szirmak, Jacob Lehman, and Michael Blair at 4-under par. On the opening day, Callens, who goes to school at the University of Nevada and golfs for the Wolf Pack, showed consistency, firing a 69 on both days.