Marc-Etienne Bussieres Closing In On National Title

Marc-Etienne Bussieres while he was playing at University of South Alabama (File Photo)
Marc-Etienne Bussieres  while he was playing at University of South Alabama (File Photo)
Marc-Etienne Bussieres while he was playing at University of South Alabama (File Photo)

Gatineau-raised golf professional Marc-Etienne Bussieres is one step closer to winning a National Title.

Bussieres, who now works at the Club de Golf Longchamp, was the #1 seed this week in stroke play at the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf. It is being hosted by the picturesque Victoria Golf Club, in Victoria, B.C.

On Wednesday the former University South Alabama Jaguar earned his way to the match play semi-finals, joining fellow professionals Billy Walsh, Bryn Parry, and Phil Jonas.

Bussieres will face Jonas in their semi-final starting at 7:30 a.m. local time in Victoria on Thursday.

The Parry versus Walsh semifinal will be a rematch of the 2013 PGA Championship of Canada final, where Parry was victorious.

The winners of those matches will play in the final match on Thursday afternoon. The victor not only receives a first prize of $15,000 but they also get their name engraved on the P.D. Ross Trophy.

The latter fact is intriguing when you consider Ross, a prominent Publisher in the Ottawa-Gatineau region was also a member at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club when he donated the trophy that carries his name. Coincidentally Bussieres is also a former member at that club.

Will fate play a hand in the conclusion of the 2016 PGA Championship of Canada? We’ll see today.