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American Jake Scott lifts the Canada Cup

American Jake Scott lifts Canada Cup

UPGRADE DAY

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 showed consistency 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 brilliant Sunday by subtracting 10 shots from par to complete the top 3, at -20.

“This victory is the result of many, many efforts made over the past few years and, slowly, it begins to report,” said Scott, according to a statement from Golf Québec.

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 athlete got his hands on a check for $25,000 by virtue of this victory.

“ It's a special event, it looks like the whole city is coming to participate and encourage us on the field. 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, the golfer from Saint-Bruno Brandon Rattray took the honors.

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