Golf Canada Leaderboard presented by TitleistWritten by Golf Canada
Joaquin Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, closing with a 64 for a six-stroke victory in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. He is the first 54-hole leader to win at The Greenbrier since the tournament began in 2010. ..Nick Taylor snapped a streak of consecutive missed cuts. …David Hearn has carded a score of 70 or lower in eight of his last 10 stroke-play rounds. …Roger Sloan missed the cut for the first time in his last seven tournaments. …Michael Gligic made his first start in a PGA Tour event other than the RBC Canadian Open. …Mackenzie Hughes missed the cut for only the second time in his last eight tournaments.
NEXT EVENT: Sanderson Farms Championship (Sept. 19)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor
MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA
Patrick Fishburn closed with a 6-under 64 for a three-shot victory in the Freedom Financial Championship, the final event on the Mackenzie Tour. The victory moved Fishburn into the top 10 on the money list, giving him status on the Korn Ferry Tour next year. Paul Barjon of France won the Order of Merit by $2,746 over Taylor Pendrith, giving Barjon full status on the Korn Ferry Tour next year. …Pendrith, who earned conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour, picked up Canadian player of the year honours with seven top 10 finishes and two wins. …James Allenby’s final round 62 was not only the low round of the day but his lowest round total of the season and his career low. Finishing 17th on the Order of Merit earned him an exemption into the second round of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School …Riley Wheeldon posted his best finish of the season since July.
NEXT EVENT: End of season
Sergio Garcia won for the first time in 11 months, closing with 69 for a one-shot victory in the 100th edition of the KLM Open. It was his first win since the Andalucia Valderrama Masters last October and extended his streak to nine consecutive years with at least one victory. …Austin Connelly missed the cut for the eighth time in his nine tournaments
NEXT EVENT: BMW PGA Championship (Sept. 19)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Austin Connelly (alternate)
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Jerry Kelly played bogey-free Sunday and closed with a 68 for a two-shot victory in the Ally Challenge, his second victory this year on the PGA Tour Champions. Kelly, who won two months ago in his native Wisconsin at the American Insurance Family Championship, remained No. 2 in the Schwab Cup standings. …Stephen Ames posted his first top 20 result since June. ...Dennis Hendershott has one win and two top five finishes on the developmental Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour
NEXT EVENT: Sanford International (Sept. 20)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames
Suzann Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup over the United States, 14 1/2-13 1/2. The Americans were going for a third straight victory and led 13 1/2-11 1/2 with three matches remaining but Anna Nordqvist closed out Morgan Pressel in 15 holes, Bronte Law then won her match over Ally McDonald, setting the stage for Pettersen’s final hole heroics.
NEXT EVENT: Indy Women in Tech Championship (Sept. 26)
CANADIANS ENTERED: TBA
NEXT EVENT: Guardian Championship (Sept. 20)|
CANADIANS ENTERED: Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Samantha Richdale, Maddie Szeryk,