Eric Landreville Leads by Five going into the Final Round of the 2007 CPGA CPC

Eric Landreville Leads by Five going into the Final Round of the 2007 CPGA CPC

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Eric Landreville leads by five going into the Final Round of the Titleist & FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA (November 20, 2007) – Eric Landreville is in the hunt for his first Canadian PGA National title. While it’s tempting to want to crown Landreville as the top Canadian Club Professional in Canada, Kevin Dugas of Beaverbank, N.S., Jeff Buder of Vancouver B.C, Martin Plante of Blainville, QC and Scott Dickson of Vancouver, B.C are on his tail, five shots back of the lead at the 2007 Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship on the Ryder Course at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Landreville carded a bogey free, four under par 68 today with an eagle and two birdies to add to yesterday’s 66, putting him at ten under par going into the final round. “The key to my play today was that once again I made no mistakes. I think that you really have to be patient out there with your putts, which I did today,” says Landreville.

Light rain lingered in the early morning, and the wind began to gust mid-afternoon today affecting the play of the participants. “The course conditions were a little bit easier out there today, with the pin and tee placements, although at the beginning of the day it looked as though we weren’t going to have an easy day with the rain.”

Landreville, who has not been in a winning position like this for three years, is excited at the opportunity to be in the lead group tomorrow, “I have been in this situation once before at a Quebec Zone tournament; heading into the final day with a bogey free round, but today I am focused on what I will do tomorrow, I’m not thinking about my past tournaments.”

When asked if he feels any pressure about the final round tomorrow, Landreville states that he just has to stay focused to ensure that he doesn’t get nervous, “For tomorrow I am going to focus on my routine to keep myself from getting anxious. Every shot that I approach, I ensure that I go through the same routine to block out the outside distractions. There are a few things that make me nervous out there, but I am going to focus on having another consistent round, stay patient and make no mistakes.”

“I originally came here thinking I would be happy to make the cut or the top 15, so I am happy with how I am playing right now,” stated Landreville, “it is a bit intimidating playing with some of the other pros, because a majority of them are much older than me, and have more experience at this type of play, so I am happy to be where I am right now, especially since I haven’t been playing much golf competitively this year.”

When Landreville was reminded that the winner tomorrow will receive an exemption into the 2008 RBC Canadian Open, he laughed, “I can’t think about that right now!”

Kevin Dugas (70-69) of Beaverbank, N.S., Jeff Buder (71-68) of Vancouver B.C, Martin Plante (70-69) of Blainville, QC and Scott Dickson (70-69) of Vancouver, B.C. ended the second round totaling five under par, each trailing the leader by five strokes going into the final round.

Both Jeff Buder and Scott Dickson of Vancouver, B.C. had stellar bogey-free rounds finishing with a score of 68 and 69 respectively. “I found the wind challenging, especially on the 16th hole today, but I took advantage of the fair weather that we had around noon, and tried to make some plays at that time, as I knew the afternoon wind was coming,” said Dickson, the Head Professional at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. “Tomorrow I am going to continue to plug along and keep patient to shoot a low score, and make a charge at the lead.”

Quebec continues to have a great day, winning the InterZone team competition, after competing against the eight other zones in Canada. Going into the final, 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. Martin Plante, member of the Quebec team, is five back from Landreville in the individual contest, and explains why he believes Quebec is dominant in the team competitions. “We play a lot of tournament golf in Quebec, and so I think that we have an edge over the other teams when it comes to Interzone competitions.”

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.
The final round of the championship will take place tomorrow, with the field cut from 92 players to 75, plus ties. The first tee time will commence at 8:00AM with the last group departing at 12:00 noon. 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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