Eric Landreville goes Wire-to-Wire to win the 2007 Canadian PGA CPC

Eric Landreville goes Wire-to-Wire to win the 2007 Canadian PGA CPC

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Eric Landreville goes Wire-to-Wire at the 2007 Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE (November 21, 2007) – After leading the field for two days, Eric Landreville, Head Professional at Belle Vue Club de Golf in Ville De Lery, Quebec came out on top as the winner of the 2007 Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship on the Ryder Course at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Landreville won by three shots over JeanLouis LaMarre, from St-Jean Richelieu, Quebec to take home his first Canadian PGA National title, shooting rounds of 66-68-73 for a 207 tournament total earning him the $12,000 first prize from the $85,000 purse.

“It is a great feeling to win this title. Today I was pretty nervous out there, knowing that it was the final round and that I had a great lead,” says Landreville who carded five birdies, one bogey and two double bogeys today. “I found it harder to come into the final round leading by five, because I think it is always easier to play as an underdog, rather than trying to maintain that score.”

Landreville entered the final round at ten under par, putting him in first place and in the final pairing. “Today I struggled a little bit on the front nine, so I just tried to stop thinking about my shots, and re-focus myself to keep my shots in play,” says Landreville who has been busy closing his course and therefore has not played a round of golf in a month leading up to the tournament. “I felt like I only lost focus for about two holes today, but there wasn’t one aspect of my game that I was unhappy with, I felt that all of my shots were average. I tried not to think about my double bogey, but I have a bit of a temper, so my caddie had to calm me down a bit. I found myself trying to play aggressively on those holes, so I went back to the mentality of keeping it simple.”

Landreville hit 13 greens, and 12 fairways on his way to victory today, with the help of his caddie, Hugo Rufiange. “Eric is a very smart player when it comes to course management,” says Rufiange, “he knows what holes he has to birdie, and also can identify areas where he can relax.”

With this win, Landreville receives an exemption into the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. “I can finally think about the opportunity to participate in the Open,” says Landreville. “In the past two rounds, the thought crossed my mind, but I didn’t want to think about it too much. Now I can get excited about it! I think it is going to be a very good experience for me, but to tell you the truth I was more nervous about this tournament than I am about the Open, because I am going into the Open hoping to just make the cut! Then again, that’s what I was hoping for at this tournament, and I ended up winning!”

When asked what he will do with the prize money, Landreville says that he is unsure of his plans. “I really don’t know what I am going to do, but I think that I will take a few vacations, or maybe a trip around the world!” For Landreville, his playing season is over. He plans to head back to his club to teach at the indoor facility over the winter.

Low score of the day was four under by Greg Pidlaski of Kelowna, B.C. (72-76-68), David Bolton of Ladner, B.C. (76-75-68) and Jesse Crowe of Vernon, B.C. (76-76-68). Pidlaski, who has been a Head Professional for 24 years, was extremely happy to end the tournament at a 216 total. “It is great to be here and play golf at a high competitive level. It used to be that I would try to keep up with the older guys, like Panasik and Moe Norman, but now I am out here trying to keep up with the young guys!”

Quebec finished with four players in the top five this year and also clinched the InterZone team competition title, after competing against the eight other zones in Canada. Going into the final yesterday, leading by five shots over Ontario, the Quebec team (LaMarre, 72-68, Plante,70-69, Laporte, 78-75, Edmond, 68-74) arrived victorious with a final score of 421 over the British Columbia team 423, and the Ontario Team with a total score of 433.
The score for the InterZone competition is determined by the calculation of the best three scores in each four man team. The purse for the InterZone competition is $5000, with $500 going to each player on the winning team, $400 to each player on the second place team, and $350 going to each player on the third place team.

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