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Steady Harmon locks down SIGA Dakota Dunes Open championship

Matt Harmon, his wife Pagiel and their son Eli celebrate yesterday after Harmon won the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open.
Matt Harmon, his wife Pagiel and their son Eli celebrate yesterday after Harmon won the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open.
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American Matt Harmon kept the field at bay to capture his first PGA Tour Canada victory yesterday, firing a final round 6-under 66 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to win the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel.

The 29-year-old began the day with a five-stroke lead and hardly gave his pursuers a chance, carding seven birdies and never letting anyone get closer than within two shots, winning by three over Will Kropp of the U.S.

Harmon moves to second on the Order of Merit through four events, in position to earn one of three RBC Canadian Open exemptions available after the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel in two weeks.

The win comes at a special time for Harmon and his wife Pagiel, who had their 10-week-old son Eli on hand for the first time in his career, making the victory even more memorable for the young Harmon family.

The 24-year-old Kropp, a rookie on PGA Tour Canada, made the strongest charge, carding a 10-under 62 and getting within two shots of Harmon late in the back nine. Harmon responded with three birdies in four holes in the middle of his back nine to keep plenty of distance between himself and his chasers as he secured the title.

Harmon, who played full time on the Web.com Tour in 2012 and 2013 and finished runner up at the 2012 TPC Stonebrae Championship, said he’s looking ahead to the rest of the season with an eye on maintaining his spot on the Order of Merit.

One shot behind Kropp was Sweden’s Robert Karlsson, who joined Kropp in the charge to catch Harmon before a bogey at the par-5 16th crushed his chances. Karlsson’s finish was his third top-10 of the season and moved him to fifth on the Order of Merit.

BROWN TAKES FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL TOP CANADIAN HONOURS

With a final round 64 to finish tied for seventh, Peterborough’s Ted Brown earned Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week honours, taking home a $1,500 prize.

Brown edged out Airdrie’s Riley Fleming on a tiebreaker, with the pair finishing together at 16-under par.

NEXT WEEK

PGA Tour Canada heads east to Winnipeg for The Players Cup at the venerable Pine Ridge Golf Club, a 102-year-old Donald Ross design. Last year, Carlos Sainz, Jr. claimed his first PGA Tour Canada title before moving on to the Web.com Tour this season.

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Ottawa Golf Examiner Course Directory

(The Ottawa Golf Examiner has reported on these facilities)

Anderson Links Golf and Country Club

4175 Anderson Rd.; Ottawa

613.822.9644, proshop@andersonlinks.com

Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort

981 Barryvale Rd; Calabogie, ON

613.752.2171, proshop@calabogiehighlands.ca

Canadian Golf and Country Club

7800 Golf Club Way; Ashton, ON

613.253.3290 ex. 228, proshop@canadiangolfclub.com

Capital Golf Centre

3798 Bank St.; Ottawa

613.521.2612

Casselview Golf and Country Club

844 Aurele Rd.; Casselman, ON (Hwy. 417 Exit 66)

613.798.4653, golf@casselview.com

Cloverdale Links Golf Course

R.R. No. 1; Winchester, ON (Hwy. 31 Bank Street)

613.774.0076, proshop@cloverdalelinks.com

Chateau Montebello Golf Club

392 Notre Dame; Montebello, QC

1.819.423.4653

Dragonfly Golf Links

955 Opeongo Rd.; Renfrew, ON

1.888.275.3838, proshop@dragonflygolf.com

Emerald Links Golf and Country Club

6357 Emerald Links Dr.; Greely, ON

613.822.4653, proshop@emeraldlinks.com

eQuinelle Golf Club

R.R. No. 4-140 eQuinelle Dr.; Kemptville, ON

613.258.2105, info@equinellegolf.ca

Falcon Ridge Golf Club

4740 High Rd.; Ottawa, ON

613.822.6742, steve@falconridgegolf.cca

Gatineau Golf Club

160 rue du Golf; Gatineau (Aylmer), QC

819.557.4411, info@gatineaugolf.com

Glen Lawrence Golf Club

2022 Hwy. 2 East; Kingston, ON

613.545.1021, office@glenlawrence.com

Glen Mar Golf and Country Club

7967 Fernbank Rd.; Ashton, ON

613.257.5181, proshop@glenmar.ca

Greensmere Golf and Country Club

1717 Bear Hill Rd.; Carp, ON

613.839.7772

Hylands Golf Club

2101 Alert Rd.; Ottawa, ON

613.521.1842, admin@hylandsgc.com

Innes Road Golfland

3490 Innes Rd.; Ottawa, ON

613.824.6580, info@innesgolfland.com

Loch March Golf and Country Club

1755 Old Carp Rd.; Kanata, ON

613.839.5885, greatday@lochmarch.com

Metcalfe Golf Club

1956 8th Line Rd.; Metcalfe, ON

613.821.3673, info@metcalfegolf.com

Mont-Cascades Golf Club

915 chemin Mont-Cascades; Cantley, QC

819.459.2980, golf@montcascades.com

Mountain Creek Golf Course

311 Mountain View Rd.; Arnprior, ON

613.623.8919, info@mountaincreekgolf.com

Nation Golf Club

731 County Rd. 19; Curran, ON

613.673.3333

Outaouais golf Club

301 montee Outaouais; Rockland, ON

613.446.4490, info@golf-outaouais.ca

Pine View Golf Course

1471 Blair Rd.; Ottawa, ON

613.746.4653, proshop@pineview.com

Prescott Golf Club

900 Boundary St.; Prescott, ON

613.925.5006, proshop@prescottgolfclub.ca

Renfrew Golf Club

1108 Golf Course Rd.; Renfrew, ON

613.432.2485, 1.888.805.3739

Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course

418 Thousand Islands Pky.; R.R. No. 1 Lansdowne, ON

1.800.268.4536, info@smugglersglen.com

Sunnidell Golf

1945 Sharpe’s Lane; Brockville, ON

613.498.0775, info@sunnidell.com

The Marshes Golf Club

320 Terry Fox Dr.; Kanata, ON

613.271.3530, andrew.donaldson@marshesgolfclub.com

Upper Canada Golf Course

13745 County Rd. 2; Morrisburg, ON

1.800.437.2233, getaway@parks.on.ca

White Sands Golf Course and Practice Centre

1705 St. Joseph Blvd.; Orleans, ON

613.837.4653, info@whitesandsgolf.ca

Whitetail Golf Club

7113 Hwy. 60; Eganville, ON

613.628.3774, info@whitetailgolfclub.ca

Cuba

Varadero Golf Club

Autopista Sur; Varadero, Cuba

+53 (45) 668482, info@varaderogolfclub.com

Nova Scotia

Cabot Links

15933 Central Ave.; Inverness, NS

1.855.652.2268, golf@cabotlinks.com

Highlands Links

247 Keltic Out Rd.; Ingonish Beach, NS

1.800.441.1118, highlands.links@ns.sympatico.ca

Le Portage Golf Club

15580 Cabot Trail Rd.; Cheticamp, NS

1.888618.5558, daved@hotmail.com

The Lakes Golf Club

5101 Hwy. 4; Ben Eoin, NS

902.828.4653, info@thelakesgolfclub.ca

Mont-Tremblant, QC

La Belle Golf Course

100 chemin Champagne; Mont-Tremblant, QC

1.800.567.6744, gouimet@grayrocks.com

La Bete Golf Course

1760 chemin du Golf; Mont-Tremblant, QC

1.800.567.6744, gouimet@grayrocks.com

Le Diable Golf Course

Mont-Tremblant, QC

1.866.783.5634

Le Geant Golf Course

Mont-Tremblant, QC

1.866.783.5634

National Golf Course Owners Association members (Eastern Ontario and Outaouais, Canada)

Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club, Stittsville, ON

Amherstview Golf Course, Amherstview, ON

Archie's Family Golf Centre, Cornwall, ON

Arnprior Golf Course, Braeside, ON

Auberge and Club de Golf Héritage, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, QC

Bancroft Golf Course, Bancroft, ON

Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club, Belleville, ON

Beckwith Golf Club, Smiths Falls, ON

Birtee Golf, Perth, ON

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course, Belleville, ON

Blue Heron Golf Club, Lanark, ON

Briar Fox Golf & Country Club, Marysville, ON

Brockville Country Club, Brockville, ON

Brockville Highland Golf Club, Brockville, ON

Camden Braes Golf & Country Club, Odessa, ON

Camelot Golf & Country Club, Cumberland, ON

Carleton Golf & Yacht Club, Manotick, ON

Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Kingston, ON

Cedar Glen Golf Course, Williamsburg, ON

Cedarhill Golf & Country Club, Nepean, ON

Champions Nest, Edwards, ON

Château Cartier Golf Course, Gatineau, QC

Club de Golf Hautes Plaines, Gatineau, QC

Club de Golf Le Château Montebello, Montebello, QC

Club de Golf Le Sorcier, Gatineau, QC

Club de Golf Montpellier, Montpellier, QC

Club de Golf Tecumseh, Gatineau, QC

Club de Golf Touraine, Gatineau, QC

Colonnade Golf and Country Club, Joyceville, ON

Conley Road Driving Range & Mini-Putt, Richmond, ON

Cornwall Golf & Country Club, Cornwall, ON

Deep River Golf Club, Deep River, ON

Eagle Creek Golf Course, Dunrobin, ON

Edelweiss Valley Golf & Country Club, Wakefield, QC

Evergreen Golf Course, Westport, ON

Frankford Municipal Golf Course, Frankford, ON

Gananoque Golf & Country Club, Gananoque, ON

Garrison Golf & Curling Club, Kingston, ON

Glengarry Golf & Country Club, Alexandria, ON

Golf Mont Ste. Marie, Lac Ste-Marie, QC

Golf-O-Max Indoor Golf Centre, Ottawa, ON

GreyHawk Golf Club, Cumberland, ON

Hawkesbury Golf & Curling Club, Hawkesbury, ON

Island Brae Golf Club, Morrison's Island, ON

Kanata Golf & Country Club, Kanata, ON

Kevin Haime Golf Centre, Kanata, ON

Kingston Par 3 Golf Club, Kingston, ON

La Cite Golf Club, Hawkesbury, ON

Larrimac Golf Club, Chelsea, QC

Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club, Lombardy, ON

Loyalist Country Club, Bath, ON

Lyndway Hills Golf Club, Lyndhurst, ON

Madawaska Golf Course, Arnprior, ON

Manderley Golf Club, North Gower, ON

Mapleview Golf and Country Club, Perth, ON

Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort, Mattawa, ON

Mississippi Golf Club, Almonte, ON

Morrisburg Golf Club, Morrisburg, ON

Murray Hills Golf Course, Wooler, ON

NationView Golf Course, South Mountain, ON

Norway Bay Golf Club, Bristol, QC

Oak Hills Golf Club, Stirling, ON

Oaks of Cobden Golf Club, Cobden, ON

Oasis Mini Golf & Driving Range, Limoges, ON

Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Ottawa, ON

Pakenham Golf & Country Club, Pakenham, ON

Perth Golf Course, Perth, ON

Picton Golf & Country Club, Picton, ON

Pine Lodge Golf Club, Bristol, QC

Poplars Golf Club, Tweed, ON

Prescott Golf Club, Prescott, ON

RA Centre, Ottawa, ON

Richmond Centennial Golf Club, Richmond, ON

Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club, Westport, ON

Rideau View Country Club, Manotick, ON

Rivendell Golf Club, Verona, ON

Roundel Glen Golf Course, Astra, ON

Sandy Mountain Golf Course, Mountain, ON

Sandy Row Restaurant & Golf Club, South Mountain, ON

Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club, Smith Falls, ON

Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, Ottawa, ON

Summerheights Golf Links, Cornwall, ON

Superdome at Ben Franklin Park, Ottawa, ON

Superdome Sports Centre, Ottawa, ON

The 19th Tee, Ottawa, ON

The Homestead at Wolf Ridge, Killaloe, ON

The Landings Golf and Teaching Centre, Kingston, ON

The Meadows Golf & Country Club, Gloucester, ON

The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Aylmer, QC

Thunderbird Golf Course, Kanata, ON

TMSI Sports Management, Ottawa, ON

Trillium Wood Golf Club, Corbyville, ON

Wellington on the Lake Golf Course, Wellington, ON

Westbrook Golf Club and Driving Range, Kingston, ON

Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course, Wolfe Island, ON

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