Regional qualifiers set for 2017 RBC Canadian OpenWritten by Terry Lenyk
OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to announce the qualifying format for the 2017 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for July 24-30 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.
A two-stage qualifying procedure for Canada’s National Open Championship will feature three regional qualifying competitions in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, followed by a final qualifying event on Monday, July 24th.
The first regional qualifier will take place May 9th at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. The second regional qualifying event will be hosted by Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ont. on May 15th. The third regional qualifier will take place June 5th at Club de golf de la Vallée du Richelieu – Rouville Course in Sainte-Julie, Qué. The final qualifier will take place Monday, July 24th at Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster, Ont.
Each of the three regional qualifiers will feature 18 holes of stroke play with the low qualifier at each site receiving an exemption directly into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open field (provided the starting field is a minimum of 100 competitors at each site). The top 15 per cent of finishers, beyond the low qualifier, at each regional qualifying competition are eligible to compete at final qualifying.
Participation in final qualifying is limited to those competitors receiving requisite exemptions, or individuals who have advanced through regional qualifying. The event will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with a minimum of four (4) spots available for direct entry into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open field.
The qualifying competition is open to members in good standing of the PGA of Canada or other PGA affiliates, amateur golfers (with a current Handicap Factor not exceeding 2.0) who are members of Golf Canada or in good standing with their respective associations, and other golf professionals.
In all, a total of 24 exemptions, including the seven (7) awarded through regional and final qualifiers are available for the 2017 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club.