England’s Paul Casey fired a two-under-par 70 to edge Calgary’s Stephen Ames in the Fox Creek Challenge played at Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe, N.B. on Tuesday.
The event raised money for the Stephen Ames Foundation and junior golf in the area. Total proceeds have yet to be announced.
“It was a fabulous day. I’m glad I saved myself for the Maritimes for my first time playing in Canada. It’s wonderful to have fun on such a terrific course with great people and raise money for charity,” said Casey, the third-ranked player in the world.
“It was an awesome day on a wonderful golf course and lots of fun to interact with the fans. It was a win for everyone — the fans win, the golf course wins and my foundation wins. It’s important to give back. I feel very gratified,” he said.
Vitalis Gomes, director of marketing for Nike Golf Canada, added that Fox Creek general manager and co-owner Denis LeBlanc and his staff contributed to the success of the new event.
“We are thrilled to have worked so successfully with the LeBlanc family to make this new event such a success, but frankly it was easy with two personable players like Stephen Ames and Paul Casey, the outstanding staff at Fox Creek, a spectacular golf course and the avid golf fans in Atlantic Canada,” said Gomes.