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Last Updated on Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:42 Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:37
FONTHILL, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — What started out as just an opportunity to have fun with a couple friends turned into a big win at the inaugural Hyundai PGA Scramble for the team from Angus Glen.
The squad — which featured Patrick O’Leary, Dan Mesley, Mike Asselin, David Fotheringham and PGA of Canada professional Terry Kim — pulled out the big victory at Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill, Ont., besting the home course favourites by the slimmest of margins.
“We just had fun out there and that has been our motto since the very start,” the Angus Glen team said. “But in the end, as just a bunch of amateurs, it feels really cool to be crowned as national championship winners.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:15 Thursday, 15 September 2016 21:11
THORNBURY, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Dustin Risdon put the hammer down at Lora Bay Golf Club, winning the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in astonishing fashion.
The 35-year-old’s three-day total of 18-under-par (67-67-64) was 11-shots better than his nearest competitors, Mike Belbin, Thomas Keddy and Bryn Parry.
“All week I had the same goal of getting to 18-under-par,” Risdon said. “I had to make three birdies coming home to get to the number and I did, so that’s pretty awesome.”
Risdon’s final round 8-under-par 64 included nine birdies and a bogey—his first and only of the championship—at No. 11.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 05:36 Monday, 12 September 2016 05:32
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Vivian Tsui said she only made one putt all week at the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. But that one putt just happened to be for birdie on the first extra hole at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.
The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., poured in a 15-footer for birdie at Credit Valley’s tough 18th — the first playoff hole — to best Surrey, B.C.’s, Taylor Kim. With the playoff victory, Tsui joins the likes of Brooke Henderson, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, and Gail Graham as winners of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 05:43 Monday, 05 September 2016 05:37
THORTON, Ontario (PGA of Canada) — Entering the final round of the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada, Claude Grenier held a four-shot lead, but by mid-afternoon Friday, his lead had all but evaporated.
Grenier started his final round at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club in Thorton, Ont., double-bogey, bogey. By the time he reached the 12th tee, he was 5-over for the day and had fallen out of first-place.
“I wouldn’t say I was really nervous early on, but I was definitely feeling something,” Grenier said. “I was 5-over-par after 11 holes and I could see all these guys all of sudden be back in the tournament, I knew I had to do something.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:25 Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:20
VICTORIA, British Columbia (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Marc-Etienne Bussieres etched his named on the P.D. Ross trophy at Victoria Golf Club, capturing the 2016 PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.
The 29-year-old from Club de golf Longchamp bested Billy Walsh 3&1 on the 1893 A.V. Macan-designed seaside links gem in the championship’s final match.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to have your name on a trophy that’s as historic as the P.D. Ross,” Bussieres said. “To be beside names like Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and George Knudson is really something,” he said, adding, “but they’re legends of the game and I’m just trying to get better and keep winning trophies.”
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