Dugas takes PGA title in playoff

John DeMings
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Adams Golf representative Manuel Cote, 2014 PGA Assistants champion Kevin Dugas, and PGA president Jim Ogilvie

Digby’s Bill Nickerson 3rd in PGA senior championship

Clare native Kevin Dugas from The Links at Montague has won the PGA of Canada Atlantic Assistant Professionals’ championship at Grandview Golf and Country Club outside Dartmouth.

Stuart Cox of Truro opened the Aug. 11-12 championship with a one under par 71 and held a six stroke advantage over Dugas. Although six shots should be a sizeable lead heading into the final round, nothing is safe on the challenging Grandview layout. 

In the second round, Dugas knocked in a par saving putt on 18, forcing a play-off that ended quickly as Dugas made a birdie from over 30 feet.

Dugas will represent the Atlantic in the PGA of Canada Assistant Professional championship Sept. 8 - 11 at the Ridge at Manitou golf course in Ontario.

Duane McGregor captured the PGA of Canada Atlantic Seniors championship, also held at the Grandview course.

McGregor had two solid days of golf shooting 75-75-150 to defeat Kevin Dugas by one shot to claim the seniors championship.

Duane recovered from a double bogey finish on hole #9 on day one to fire a one over 37 on the back on a day when the back nine was playing very difficult.

Finishing third was Bill Nickerson former PGA head professional at Digby Pines and current PGA life member.

Organizations: PGA of Canada Assistant, PGA of Canada Atlantic Seniors

Geographic location: Ontario

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