Calvin Ross wasted no time making his mark. In his first tournament on the East Coast Professional Tour (ECPT), the 23-year-old dominated the entire two days at Domaine Château Bromont to claim victory.
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The former Texas State University Bobcats color holder wowed the gallery on Sunday and Monday as part of the second ECPT tournament of the season. He not only impressed with his consistency, but it was above all his tee shots that made the difference.
“I have rarely seen a player hit the ball that far. It is really impressive”, said Massimo Roch, founder of the circuit.
Regularly over 330 passing yards, the golfer from Fredericton, New Brunswick, shone with 63 in the first round.
“It went very well with my driver. It is a relatively short course so when you hit the tee shot well it is easier to get to the green”, explains the winner.
He made nine birdies and never bogeyed. He had set the table for matchday two and already had his eyes on the trophy.
Except that behind him, Caroline Ciot hadn’t said her last word. With a game in which she made eight birdies, Ciot returned a 65 card, two shots off the lead.
The second round was Ross’s business. He will have been able to take advantage of the magnificent conditions to let all his talent speak for itself. New Brunswicker was practically flawless, returning a -6 card, for a total of -15, and thus clinching the title.
“I think I’m getting dangerous as the next few tournaments get closer and I don’t think my name is necessarily any more unknown to other golfers,” Ross said.
For his part, Ciot maintained his second position and played a final day of 68. He would have liked to capitalize on his good day the day before, but he delivered an equal card in the nine to go, which reduced his Lo options. It is true that the performance of the Domaine Château Bromont professional is historic, as she becomes the woman with the best result in the history of the circuit.
“I am really happy. Yesterday was good and today was a bit more difficult, so I was looking forward to the end of the round. I think I did well, in general, and I am happy with the result”, explained the golfer.
nerves of steel
It is known that the great champions have the ability to keep a cool head in the most important and critical moments. This is also what may explain Ross’ victory.
The Canadian has seen all the colors while working his way through the American college ranks and this experience will have served him well on Monday. Despite spectacular comebacks from some of his pursuers, such as Brandon Lacasse, who jumped 17 places thanks to a 63 card in the last round, Ross kept his lead.
For his part, Ciot concluded the tournament with -11 and also stood out for his composure.
“I worked for a long time not to let myself be affected by a good or bad play. To stay in the present moment. I know what I have to do every time and it has really become one of my strengths,” added the athlete from Brossard.
His work was even acclaimed by the winner: “It’s fantastic! He was very impressive on today’s course. There isn’t a women’s circuit for women of her caliber in Canada, so it’s great that she’s able to get into these types of tournaments and play well. She is really a good player. »