On Sunday Ottawa’s Lee Curry ended a four year reign by players from British Columbia as the new champion of the Sani Marc Canada Cup held at Victoriaville Golf Club.
The former member of the Web.com Tour and current PGA of Canada staff member at Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick, Ontario impressed the many spectators as he dominated the field. The 37 year-old got out to an early lead on the week with rounds of 65 and 66 and closed strong with a 70 and 66 over the weekend for a -21 total (267).
In two previous appearances at the tournament Curry had finished in 8th and 6th, respectively.
His score was five strokes better than Gatineau, Quebec native Marc-Étienne Bussières who now works at Club de Golf Longchamp.
Finishing in third was defending champion Oliver Tubb, now of British Columbia, but originally from Stirling, Ontario, north of Belleville.
“I’m proud of myself, was the first comment of Curry about his win over 139 other golfers representing seven zones of the PGA of Canada. ‘This is the most important victory of my career,” he continued, noting that the $30,000 first place cheque was two times bigger than any he had made since he turned pro in 2004.
Joey Savoy and Vincent Blanchette, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, share the Subway Cup awarded to the best amateur golfer after completing the tournament at 284 (-4).