The Rivermead Challenge Cup

Canadian Open Trophy (1920 – 1935)
Low Professional Canadian Trophy at the Canadian Open (1935 – Present)

The Rivermead Cup

Prior to 1920, the winner of the Canadian Open received a gold medal, and the runner-up received a silver medal.  The 1920 Canadian Open was contested at Rivermead Golf Club in Ottawa, Ontario.  The club believed that the winner should receive a trophy that could be presented annually; a trophy that would epitomize the national championship, this thought initiated the use of the Rivermead Challenge Cup.  The first recipient was J.D. Edger. After the introduction of The Seagram Gold Cup, the Rivermead Cup became the trophy awarded to the low Canadian professional in the Canadian Open.

 

Champions engraved on the Rivermead Cup (Canadian Open winner)

1920 J.D. Edgar                         1921 W.H. Trovinger

1922 Al Watrous                        1923 Clarence Hackney

1924 Leo Diegel                         1925 Leo Diegel

1926 Macdonald Smith            1927 Tommy Armour

1928 Leo Diegel                         1929 Leo Diegel

1930 Tommy Armour               1931 Walter Hagen

1932 Harry Cooper                    1933 Joe Kirkwood

1934 Tommy Armour               1935 Gene Kunes

Low Canadian Professionals engraved on the Rivermead Cup

1936 Robert Gray 1937 Robert Alston 1938 Lex Robson
1939 Stan Horne 1940 Robert Gray 1941 Robert Gray
1942 Gordon Brydson 1943 – 1944 – not presented due to war 1945 Stan Leonard
1946 Stan Leonard 1947 Robert Gray 1948 Fred Wood
1949 Bill Kerr 1950 Stan Leonard 1951 Stan Leonard
1952 Stan Leonard 1953 Pat Fletcher 1954 Pat Fletcher
1955 Stan Leonard 1956 Gordon Brydson 1957 Johnny Henrick
1958 Stan Leonard 1959 Stan Leonard 1960 Al Johnston
1961 Stan Leonard 1962 Wilf Homenuik 1963 George Knudson
1964 Moe Norman 1965 Al Johnston 1966 Al Balding
1967 Adrien Bigras 1968 Al Balding, George Knudson 1969 Al Balding
1970 Gary Bowerman, George Knudson 1971 Ben Kern 1972 George Knudson
1973 Phil Giroux, Ben Kern, Bob Panasik 1974 Ben Kern 1975 George Knudson
1976 Dan Halldorson 1977 George Knudson 1978 no Canadian made the cut
1979 Jim Nelford 1980 Dan Halldorson 1981 Jim Nelford
1982 Jerry Anderson 1983 Richard Zokol 1984 Richard Zokol
1985 Dan Halldorson, Richard Zokol 1986 Dave Barr 1987 Richard Zokol
1988 Dave Barr 1989 Dave Barr 1990 Ray Stewart
1991 Ray Stewart

 

1992 Jerry Anderson, Dave Barr, Dan Halldorson 1993 Ray Stewart
1994 Dan Halldorson 1995 no Canadian made the cut 1996 David Morland IV
1997 Richard Zokol 1998 Ashley Chinner 1999 Richard Zokol
2000 Derek Gillespie 2001 David Morland IV 2002 Ian Leggatt
2003 Mike Weir 2004 Mike Weir 2005 Stephen Ames
2006 David Hearn 2007 Stephen Ames 2008 Mike Weir
2009 Stephen Ames 2010 Adam Hadwin 2011 Adam Hadwin
2012 Graham DeLaet 2013 David Hearn 2014 Graham DeLaet
2015 David Hearn 2016 Adam Hadwin 2017 Mackenzie Hughes
2018 Mackenzie Hughes 2019 Adam Hadwin  

 

2019 RBC Canadian Open Rivermead Cup winner, Adam Hadwin.