Chasing A Championship – PGA of Canada CPC

The Titleist & FootJoy Club Professional Championship of Canada takes place November 18-20, 2013 in Port St. Lucie, Florida
The Titleist & FootJoy Club Professional Championship of Canada takes place November 18-20, 2013 in Port St. Lucie, Florida

A flock of golf professionals from the PGA of Canada are in Florida and prepping to compete.  The Titleist & FootJoy Club Professional Championship of Canada plays the first of three scheduled rounds of golf on Monday, Nov. 18 at the PGA Village Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Among the field is a strong contingent from the PGA of Canada Ottawa Valley Zone looking to not only secure an individual victory but also to defend Inter-Zone Honours.

In 2012 the team of Chris Barber (The Landings), Graham Gunn (White Sands), Chris Learmonth (Deep River), and Marc Foucault (Kingsway Park) were victorious in the team portion of the national championship, a huge honour for the group.

This year the competitors will face the Ryder Course at PGA Village.  The defending champion is Ontario PGA member Brian Hutton.

In the field from the PGA of Ottawa Zone will be: Scott Johnson (Kanata), Bob Flaro (Rivermead), Scott Mikkelson (Pineview), Chris Learmonth (Deep River), Dale Pedersen (The Landings), Chris Barber (The Landings), Dany Lacombe (Grayhawk), Graham Gunn (White Sands), Brad Smith (Ottawa Hunt), Gord Percy (Carleton G&YC), Marc Foucault (Kingsway Park) and Patrice Vaillancourt (Hammond Golf & Country Club).

Others competing with an Eastern Ontario connection are Jeff Buder, formerly of Arnprior and working at Point Grey G&CC in Vancouver as well as Scott Knapp, formerly of Napanee and working at Tor Hill G&CC in Saskatchewan. Former Ottawa resident and 2011 Champion Roger Beale is also in the field.  Beale now works back in his native Barbados.

You can see a full draw for the opening 2 rounds here. 

Be sure to follow the Twitter.com/PGAofCanada page for regular updates.

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