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Brad Ziemer’s B.C. Golf Notes: Cornelson Comes Close In Ottawa; Hadwin Ready For Playoffs; LPGA Tour Heads To Calgary

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:14 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:09

Adam Cornelson(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — A bogey-bogey finish proved costly for Langley’s Adam Cornelson, who lost in a three-man playoff at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in Ottawa.

Cornelson looked to be in control late in what was a soggy final round of the $175,000 National Capital Open, but wayward drives on the 17th and 18th holes cost him. Cornelson ended up in a three-man playoff with Brock Mackenzie of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samuel Del Val of Spain. All three players finished the 72-hole event at 15-under par.



Brock Mackenzie Wins 7-Hole Playoff In The National Capital Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:30 Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:26

Brock MackenzieCanadian Press

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brock Mackenzie won the National Capital Open in the longest playoff in the Mackenzie Tour’s PGA Tour Canada-era, beating Spain’s Samuel Del Val with a birdie on the seventh extra hole at rainy and windy Hylands Golf Club.

The 35-year-old Mackenzie, from Yakima, Washington, birdied the final hole of regulation for a 3-under 68 to match Del Val and Canada’s Adam Cornelson at 15-under 269. Del Val and Cornelson — eliminated on the third extra hole — each shot 70.

Mackenzie won with a 12-foot putt on the par-3 third — 7 hours, 44 minutes after he teed off.



Charity Leads The Way For Inaugural GolfBC Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:25 Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:20

alt(Brian Decker/PGA TOUR Charities) — When the inaugural GolfBC Championship was announced as part of the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada schedule in February, tournament organizers had just over four months remaining until the event kicked off - a short timeline for any tournament, let alone a brand new event.

For Andy Hedley, V.P Golf Operations for GolfBC Group, the event’s title sponsor, the quickly-approaching date meant the tournament needed a way to rally support in the Kelowna, B.C. community in lieu of a year’s worth of build-up and anticipation. That something ended up being a cause already close to GolfBC’s core values: emphasizing charity and giving back to the community where the tournament hopes to be a mainstay for years to come.



National Capital Open To Support Our Troops Announces 5-Year Extension

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:28 Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:14

altThe Mackenzie Tour season nears the home stretch in Ottawa, with the ninth of 12 events this season taking place at the National Capital Open to Support Our Troops. The event highlights a partnership with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, which announced a five-year extension of the tournament on Monday that will see the event remain in Ottawa through 2021.



Aaron Wise Captures First Pro Win At Syncrude Oil Country Championship Presented by AECON

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:50 Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:39

Aaron WiseLake Elsinore, California’s Aaron Wise shot a final round 2-under 70 at Glendale Golf and Country Club to win the inaugural Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON, capturing his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada win and first victory as a professional.

Wise, the 2016 NCAA Men’s Individual and Team Champion at the University of Oregon, held off Yakima, Washington’s Brock Mackenzie and Argentinian Puma Dominguez to win by one stroke at 19-under par for the week.

With the win, Wise moves into fourth on the Order or Merit despite having played just two events, in position to earn Tour status for 2017.



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