Eric Landreville Leads After the First Round of the 2007 Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA CPC

Eric Landreville Leads After the First Round of the 2007 Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA CPC


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Eric Landreville Leads After the First Round of the 2007 Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Pro Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA (November 19, 2007) – Competition is heating up on the Ryder Course at the PGA Village, in Port St. Lucie, Florida as Eric Landreville of Melocheville, Quebec, has emerged as the first round leader at the 2007 Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship.

After playing under ever changing conditions, wind, rain, and sun, Landreville shot a six-under par 66, and leads the field by two shots over Olivier Edmond of Montreal, Quebec and by three shots over Marc Girouard of St. Sauver, Quebec and Jefferson Davis, of Milton Ontario heading into the second round.

Landreville, Head Professional at Belle Vue Club de Golf in Ville De Lery, Quebec carded one eagle, five birdies, and no bogeys today on the course, setting himself up for a comfortable lead. This is Landreville’s first year playing at the Club Professional Championship, after qualifying in the Quebec Zone to solidify a spot in the field. “I’m pretty happy to be here this year, it is great to be down in Florida to play in this championship,” stated Landreville.

Landreville, who is 12th on the Order of Merit for the Quebec Zone, found the conditions at the beginning of his round tough, as he started in the rain, and had the wind to contend with at the turn. “The conditions were a little difficult this morning, but I made no mistakes today on the course,” says Landreville, “I hit about 14 greens, and 12 fairways in my round, but found that I was a bit shy with my putter today, so I will definitely work on that for tomorrow’s round, but all in all, I was consistent and played a good round.”

Landreville eagled the fourth hole, which is a short par five on the Ryder Course at the PGA Village. “It was a good hole for me, but didn’t feel like it was my best. My second shot was a six iron, and it landed 40 feet away from the hole, even with my shy putter I was able to sink it from 40 feet, which was great.” Landreville attributes part of his success today to his caddie, Jean-Francois Vigneault, who is his apprentice at Belle Vue. With Landreville’s low score, one would assume that he is intending to play competitively in the future, but really he is focused on being an influential head professional. “I am really happy to be able to play in this tournament between teaching, workshops and competing in the Quebec Zone, it is a nice treat at the end of the year.” Tomorrow, Landreville plans to keep his game at the same consistency as it was today to keep himself in the lead.

Olivier Edmond, Head Professional at Les Quatres Domaines, in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec shot a four under par 68, carding six birdies and two bogeys. “The best hole for me out there was the 10th, which was my first hole, where I sunk a 30 foot putt, but other than that, I found myself a little short on the par fives, my game was very consistent and average today, I didn’t miss any significant shots. I hit 16 greens and made most of the fairways. The only thing that I would really like to focus on for tomorrow would be my putting, because today I had a tough time reading my distance on the green, especially with the different Champion Bermuda grass that we are not used to coming from Canada!”

This is Edmond’s third year playing at the Club Professional Championship. Last year he finished tied for second place, and in 2005 he tied for eighth place. Edmond has recently pursued playing at a more competitive level. A few weeks ago, Edmond competed at the PGA Tour Qualifying School as well as the Canadian Tour Qualifying School, and after having his golf clubs stolen a week before the events, he is happy to end this month on a good note . “The atmosphere is great at this tournament, with the awards last night and the course today, it has been really enjoyable so far, and I am looking forward to the next couple of days,” stated Edmond. “This year I am fortunate enough to be playing for the Quebec team for the InterZone competition, it is really something special. It has been great forming a stronger relationship with the CPGA, as well as meeting other pros that are great people. This tournament is different than any other championship because it seems that everyone is very happy to be here, and it is a good atmosphere.”

Defending champion Danny King had a solid day on the course shooting a two under par 70, after bogeying the first hole, and carding three birdies in the rest of his round. “My wedge game was a little off today, so I’m going to focus on that tomorrow along with the speed of my putting, and controlling the distance of my shots, as it wasn’t consistent. I am just going to try to stay patient out there with my shots,” stated King who won the event in 2005 and 2006. “The last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster so I would love to win this tournament again,” says King, who narrowly missed qualifying for the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School last week. “I really enjoy the camaraderie that this tournament allows, it’s great to see pros that I haven’t seen for a while, and I would really like to have my name on this trophy again this year.”

It was a successful day on the course for both the Quebec (LaMarre-72, Plante-70, Laporte-78, Edmond-68) and Ontario (King-70, Jackson-72, Anderson-73, Hutton-74) Zones in the InterZone team competition. Quebec scored a total of 210 to lead the InterZone competition by five shots over the Ontario Zone. The score is determined by the calculation of the best three scores in each four man team. The second round of the InterZone competition will continue tomorrow where a winner will be determined. 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.
The second round of the championship will take place tomorrow, with the field being cut after the first 36 holes to 70, plus ties. The first tee time will commence at 8:00AM with the last group departing at 10:15, in a crossover fashion. For pairings and results please visit

The CPC purse is $85,000 and the Champion will receive an exemption into the 2008 Canadian Open to be held at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON.

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