Rod Spittle, Bruce Heuchan, Ray Stewart, Craig Marseilles and defending champion Yvan Beauchemin are among the names in the field as the Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship gets underway tomorrow at The Marshes Golf Club at Brookstreet Resort in Ottawa.
“It is truly fitting that such a celebrated environment like The Marshes in Ottawa is going to host some of the most accomplished Canadian senior golfers,” said Lindon Garron, president of the Canadian PGA.
Spittle, from Niagara Falls, Ont., is making his first appearance at the Seniors’ Championship after playing the Champions Tour. Heuchan, from Kelowna, B.C., is also making his debut after playing the European Seniors’ Tour.
Stewart, a former PGA Tour player, is best remembered for teaming with Dave Barr and Rick Gibson to win the 1994 Dunhill Cup.
Beauchemin is among several past championship taking part this year, including Hocan Olsson (2005), Adam Brown (2004), Ken Fulton (1996) and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Bob Panasik (1997-98, 2001).
Activities will begin today (Wednesday) with the Deloitte Pro-Am tournament hosted at the Marshes.
The championship will begin and will consist of a three-day, 54-hole individual stroke play event. The Super Seniors’ (60 and older) and Diamond (70 and older) divisions will be contested over 36 holes in two days.
The event is free for spectators.
For first and second round tee times, see the website, www.cpga.com.