After four days and six grueling rounds of match play golf, Seymour Creek Golf Centre's Bryn Parry stood alone hoisting the historic P.D. Ross trophy as PGA Championship of Canada winner
In Friday morning's semi-final match, Parry took down Brian McCann (BraeBen Academy/Bradlee Ryall Golf) 4&2 before dispatching Fairtree Golf Centre's Billy Walsh 2 up in the afternoon's final match.
The Parry and Walsh tight final match was highlighted by 9 birdies between the pair. However, none were bigger than Parry's improbable three on the drivable 15th.
"I had about a 45-footer up the hill for eagle, but I hit it a little hard and it didn't take the break, so it ran off the green," Parry admitted. "So, I've got about 25 feet left for birdie, and probably like 10 of those feet are through sticky fringe, so I rammed it up the hill and it went it."
With the win, Parry not only takes home the P.D. Ross Trophy and an $15,000 paycheque, but also earns enough PGA of Canada Player Rankings points to leapfrog Brian McCann and take over the No. 1 spot. With his ranking, Parry earns an exemption into next month's RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.
"It's going to be a really cool experience," Parry said. "I guess I'm going to have to go home, think about it and start preparing because it wasn't on my playing schedule until this afternoon."
In the consolation match, McCann beat Louis-Pierre Godin 2-up.