American golfer Jake Scott equaled the record for the best cumulative card in Canada Cup history, which allowed him to lift the trophy in Victoriaville on Sunday.
Scott was consistent to shoot 69 (-3) in the final round, taking his score to -24. Only Nova Scotian Eric Banks has hit the ball as infrequently as Scott (264) in one edition of the tournament, a feat he achieved in 2019.
Banks was also sparkling Sunday by subtracting 10 strokes from par to complete the top 3, at -20.
“This victory is the result of many, many efforts over the past few years and, slowly, it’s starting to pay off,” said Scott, according to a statement from Golf Quebec.
His playing partner, Drew Nesbitt, was his biggest threat on Sunday. He took advantage of a great start to finish three shots off the lead at -21.
“I knew Drew was a great player and would fight all day, so I had to keep the pedal to the metal,” explained the winner.
The 34-year-old picked up a $25,000 check for the win.
“It’s a special event, it looks like the whole city is coming to participate and cheer us on the pitch. It’s one of my favorite stops of the year and I’m very happy to have been able to play quality golf for amateurs in the last few days.
On the amateur side, Saint-Bruno golfer Brandon Rattray took the honors.