Sloan wins inaugural Western Championship by 3

Kamloops, BC (Sports Network) - Roger Sloan carded a six-under 66 on Sunday to easily win the inaugural Western Championship by three strokes.

Sloan finished 72 holes at 23-under-par 265 at Rivershore Golf Links for his first Canadian Tour victory. He nearly grabbed his first win earlier this year, but lost in a playoff to Jose de Jesus Rodriguez at the Mexican PGA Championship.

Stuart Anderson finished second after a seven-under 65 put him at 20-under 268 for the tournament. Scott Hawley (65) and Josh Habig (68) shared third at minus-19.

Mike Grob (67), Nick Taylor (68), Sean Shahi (68) and Ramon Bescansa (69) tied for fifth at 18-under 270.

Sloan had only one bogey for the entire tournament, and it came way back in the first round. On Sunday he had six birdies in his third straight flawless round.

He got rolling right away with three straight birdies from the second. After five pars, Sloan moved to 21-under with a birdie at the 10th.

Sloan's final two birdies came at the 13th and 17th, and Anderson made the gap three only because he finished with four birdies on the final six holes.

NOTES: Second-round leader Travis Woolf shot a three-under 69 en route to a 16-under 272 and a share of 11th...Bescansa was the leader after one round...The Canadian Tour takes next week off before returning on June 23 for the Syncrude Boreal Open in Ft. McMurray, Alberta.

06/13 11:37:45 ET

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