American Gene Elliott carded an even-par 70 in the final round to claim the 2017 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Kanawaki Golf Club in Kahnawake, Que. on Friday.
Elliott finished at three over (283) for the championship and a two-shot win over third-round leader Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga.
With the win, Elliott earns an exemption into the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore. He’s also committed to returning to Canada to defend his title at next year’s Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club in Bathurst, N.B.
A trio of Americans tied for third. Allen Barber of Yorktown, Va., Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., and Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga, all finished at seven over.
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh was the top Canadian finisher in sixth place at eight over.