Stuart Anderson of Victoria, B.C., drained a 25-footer on the second playoff hole to clinch a victory over Richard Scott at the 2011 Canadian Tour Championship in Windsor, Ont.
Anderson fired a final round six-under-par 65 to post 21-under for the tournament, which was enough to force a playoff at the Ambassador Golf Club.
Anderson. just moments earlier, missed a 16-inch putt on the first playoff hole. With the victory, Anderson picks up his fourth Canadian Tour win and second Tour Championship of his career.
“It feels wonderful to win this championship again,” said Anderson who won the inaugural Tour Championship in 2006. “I love playing this game and I hope I can play it for a living for the rest of my life.”
For most of the final round, Scott held the lead. The turning point of the day came when Anderson dropped a 70-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole. That putt moved Anderson to 21-under-par, which tied Scott at the top of the leaderboard.
Scott wasn’t able to move back into the lead after posting pars on his final three holes. The third round co-leader went on to bogey both playoff holes. Scott took home just over $19,000 for his efforts.
“Overall I’m happy with how I played, I shot 21-under-par and it was a solid showing,” said the Kingsville, Ont., native.
“It never ceases to amaze me how supportive the Windsor area fans are to me and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart,” added Scott who grew up a mere 45 minutes from Windsor.
Hugo Leon clinched international honours in the Canadian Bursary race, while Roger Sloan and Dustin Risdon split Canadian honours.
The Canadian Bursary is a fund designed to recognize the consistent performance of players on the Canadian Tour based on top-10 finishes, using a point system similar to that used for the US Ryder Cup team selection.
Jose Rodriguez and Hugo Leon secured the coveted first stage bypass exemptions for PGA TOUR Q-School by virtue of their first and second place showings on the Order of Merit following the Tour Championship.
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