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Roque wins Canadian Tour opener with stunning 61

Victoria, BC (Sports Network) - Andrew Roque fired a nine-under 61 on Sunday to rally and win the Times Colonist Island Savings Open.

Roque, the first-round leader and Q School medalist, finished at 14-under-par 266 to win by three strokes at Uplands Golf Club.

Third-round leader Cory Renfrew posted a two-under 68 to share second place at minus-11. He was joined there by Lucas Lee (65).

Derek Gillespie ended alone in fourth at 10-under-par 270 after closing with a four-under 66. Scott Harrington (65) and Matt Jager (67) were three strokes back at minus-seven.

Roque birdied the second and third. He gave one stroke back with a bogey at the sixth, but atoned for that error with a birdie on No. 8.

The 23-year-old caught fire down the stretch. He chipped in for birdie on the 12th and followed with birdies on 13 and 14. At the 15th, Roque rolled in a 10-footer for his fourth straight birdie.

Roque was not finished. He also birdied the final three holes to make it seven consecutive birdies to close out his round.

NOTES: Roque earned $24,00 for the win in the tour's the first event of the season...In two weeks, the tour heads to Edmonton for the ATB Financial Classic, where Hugo Leon won last year.

06/10 21:41:55 ET


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