PGA TOUR – Hearn Ties for 28th
Jason Day secured his 10th PGA TOUR victory at The Players, his 7th victory in 17 events stretching back to the 2015 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
Two Canadians made the weekend at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, including Ontario’s David Hearn and British Columbia’s Adam Hadwin.
Hearn earned the top Canadian position as he closed with a 71 to finish play at 285 (-3). That put him in a share of 28h place, good for (USD) $68,325. He moved up five spots in the FedEx Points list as result, from 96th to 91st.
Adam Hadwin ended the tournament at -1; good for a tie for 39th.
Web.com Tour – Top Ten For Choi
American Trey Mullinax won the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, North Carolina with a total score of -14.
The event marked a milestone for Toronto’s Albin Choi who recorded rounds of 68-70-69-70. That put him in a tie for 10th place, not only his first top ten of the season but his first event on the Web.com Tour in 2016 where he earned a paycheque.
The (USD) $14,408.34 puts Choi in 93rd place on the money list. In eight events so far this year he had five missed cuts and had two withdrawals.
Two other Canadians made the cut. Ryan Yip of Calgary tied for 26th while Roger Sloan of B.C. tied for 45th.
Symetra Tour – Augusta James In The Mix Again
A closing 76, added to her rounds of 68 and 67, kept Bath, Ontario’s Augusta James from earning a second win on the Symetra Tour at the Symetra Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina. She started the final round just one stroke off the lead.
The North Carolina State graduate ended up in a share of 5th place while American Erica Popson ascended to victory.
James would be among six players who shared fifth place. She was joined in that grouping by fellow Canadians Sara-Maude Juneau and Anne-Catherine Tanguay.
It was the second top 5 finish of the year for James.
For their efforts each of those three Canadian players was rewarded with (USD) $4,487.00.
That sum helped Augusta move up to 7th place on the year-long money list, the Volvik Race for the Card.
The top ten finishers at the end of the season will earn LPGA status for 2017.
Brittany Marchand of Mono, Ontario tied for 56th in Charlotte.
PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica – Conners Still Rolling
Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is still riding the wave of good play on the PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica.
The former top amateur recorded yet another top ten this week at the Casa de Campo Dominican Republic Open.
Conners posted scores of 75-68-70-71 to share 8th place overall.
The 24 year-old Kent State graduate is now in 3rd place on the tour’s Order of Merit with (USD) $41,406 earned. In six events on the tour this season Conners has been inside the top-ten four times.
Windsor, Ontario’s David Rose finished in 56th place.