Native Son Captures Canadian PGA


Normally, its not unusual for a Canadian to win his nations PGA Championship. But this year was different. For the first time, Canadas second oldest professional tournament was co-sanctioned by the Buy.Com Tour.
Only four Canadians managed to make the cut in Toronto, Ontario. However, one of them managed to claim the top prize.
Richard Zokol fired his best round of the week, a 6-under-par 66, to better Gary Hallberg (68) by three shots at the DiamondBack Golf Club.
Zokol, a resident of Richmond, British Columbia, finished the event at 17-under-par 271.
This is the 41-year-olds first Buy.Com victory. He won once on the PGA Tour, the 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open.
Zokol moves to eighth on the seasonal money list by cashing the $81,000 first-place check.
Zokol started the final round tied with Tim Petrovic and Kevin Burton. However, Petrovic and Burton couldn't keep the pace on Sunday. Petrovic notched a 2-under-par 70 while Burton plummeted with a 6-over-par 78.
Zokol joins Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd as Canadian PGA champions.
Full-field scores from the Canadian PGA Championship