EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AT THE AIR CANADA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Niagara Falls, ON
(Sunday, October 1 & Monday, October 2, 2017) - A fantastic finish to another phenomenal season! The 2017 Air Canada Tour Championship was held at the wonderful Rees Jones Course at Grand Niagara. It was the perfect setting for this year's Air Canada Tour Championship, providing lasting memories for all who attended.
This two-day event would see Eric Velanoff, of the Champ Flight, come out with a solid first day score of 73 and post a 77 on day two. His two-day total of 150 landed Eric in first place. Second place was won by Rob Eaton, who posted a two-day total of 151. Third place was secured by last year’s champ, Ryan Taylor, who carded a two-day total of 152.
A Flight's Marc Laverdiere was crowned champ of this two-day event, shooting a 77 on day one and second day 78, for a smooth 155. Five strokes back was Derek Peters, with a tournament total of 160. Close behind, and securing third spot, was Bob Chapman, who shot 76 on day one and 85 on day two, for a two-day total of 161.
The ever-competitive B Flight would be won by Frank O’Brien, after rounds of 83 and 80, with a total of 163. Magnus Staff would secure second place, with a day one round of 87 and an amazing comeback on day two with a score of 79, totaling 166. Third place would go to Tour regular, Mike Alcott, carding solid rounds of 82 and 86, for a two-day score of 168.
In C Flight, Alex Marton shot a sparkling first day 79 and backed it up with a second day 91 for the win. Tour Partner Paul Dermody would lock up second place with 83 for round one and 89 for round two. Sandy Zajac would find her way back onto the leader board, finishing in third place with scores of 90 and 83.
Seniors’ Flight would see two regulars atop the gross score leaderboard, with Des Brady in first place after a blistering day one score of 71, followed by a 77 on day two. Todd Stones was right behind, taking second place with scores of 80 and 76. The Seniors’ gross competition would see Fred Cousineau take the trophy, with solid net scores of 70 and 67. Second net finish would go to David Johnson, with net 69 on day one and net 71 on day two.
The Women’s Flight would see a net tie between Deborah Grieve and Anne McGrath, both with a two-day net total of 164. Card matching would result in Anne taking first place, for her second win of the season.