Strathmore golfer wins CanTour title

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:09 AM ET

CALGARY - Stuart Anderson shaved 21 strokes off par and still saved some magic for his overtime session.

The Strathmore native dropped a 25-ft. birdie putt on Sunday’s second playoff hole to win the 2011 Canadian Tour Championship in Windsor, Ont.

It’s the second time Anderson has hoisted the trophy at the CanTour’s season-ending event.

“It feels wonderful to win this championship again,” Anderson said. “I love playing this game and I hope I can play it for a living for the rest of my life.”

Anderson fired a 6-under 65 in Sunday’s final round for a four-day total of 21-under 263 and outlasted Ontario’s Richard Scott in the playoff.

Anderson cashed a $32,000 cheque for his victory.

There was also good news for Strathmore’s Dustin Risdon at Ambassador Golf Club. The former Nationwide Tour regular settled for a share of 35th at the 2011 Canadian Tour Championship, but tied with Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., in the season-long Canadian Bursary race.

Lethbridge’s Mike Mezei also had reason to celebrate after making an ace in the final round.


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