PAST CHAMPIONS - DETAILS
Victoriaville, Centre-du-Québec - The Victoriaville Golf Club, host course of the Sani Marc / Fenergic Canada Cup, presented by the City of Victoriaville since 2013, has been marked by great performances during this prestigious event.
Blair Bursey of Newfoundland held off a push from Ontario's Brendan Leonard to win the eighth presentation of the Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup at the Victoriaville Golf Club.
The Newfoundland left-hander fired a 20-under par total for a cumulative score of 268 while Brendan Leonard shot an overall 270 (-18) to take second place. Tied for third place at 271 were Kevin Fortin-Simard and Yohann Benson of Québec.
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With a 68 in the final round, Eric Banks won the Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup by one shot.
Posting a final round score of 264 (-24), the 25-year-old golfer from Nova Scotia edged out fellow Nova Scotian Russell Budd (67) to take home a $ 25,000 cheque.
Ontario's Brendan Leonard fired a final round 66 to conclude the 2018 Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup.
Leonard closed out the four-day event with a combined score of 266, 22 strokes under par and one shot off the absolute tournament mark.
Leonard won by three strokes over Québec's Yohann Benson, American Jason Threscher and Ontario's Brett Kennedy.
The 2017 champion, Montréal's Beon Yeong Lee, also put on a show by becoming only the second golfer in history to complete the Canada Cup tournament with a total of 23 under par.
To do so, Lee shot a second-round 63 to tie Greg Machtaler's individual score.
Lee, who is now a full-time player on the PGA TOUR China, was ahead of veteran David Morland IV, a former PGA TOUR member.
In its first year under the Canada Pro Tour umbrella in 2016, the Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup featured a host of Great Lakes Tour professionals for the first time.
Eric Hawerchuk, son of former hockey player Dale Hawerchuk, won the event with rounds of 71, 65, 65 and 68 for a total score of minus-19.
Marc-Étienne Bussières of Longchamp Golf Club shot a second round 64 to finish second, four shots behind the champion.
With successive rounds of 65, 66, 70 and 66 (-21), Ontario's Lee Curry of the Rideau View Golf Club in the Outaouais region, took top honours in the 2015 event.
He edged out his two playing partners in the final round, Quebec's Marc-Étienne Bussières of Longchamp Golf Club in the Eastern Townships, who finished the tournament with -16, and 2014 defending champion Oliver Tubb of Seymour Creek Golf Club in British Columbia, who finished the four rounds with -15.
British Columbian, Oliver Tubb, put on a show in this 2014 Sani Marc - Desjardins Canada Cup conquest. He finished his four rounds with a cumulative minus-23, bettering the mark for a 72-hole tournament set the year before by Greg Matchaler by two strokes.
British Columbia's Greg Matchaler, took top honors by completing the tournament with two consecutive rounds of 63, nine shots under par. In doing so, he surpassed the course record set in 1985 by Dave Barr, then a PGA TOUR regular. He won the event with an overall score of -21 after his four rounds.
The Sani Marc - Fenergic Canada Cup also includes an amateur component. Approximately fifteen players qualify to compete for the title of amateur champion:
- 2021: Francis Rouillier
- 2019: Étienne Papineau
- 2018: Francis Rouillier
- 2017: Jean-Michel Paré
- 2016: John Kim
- 2015: Vincent Blanchette and Joey Savoie
- 2014: Shawn Langlois
- 2013: Francis Rouillier