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Dan McCarthy Makes History With Fourth Win At Cape Breton Open

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 05:17 Monday, 05 September 2016 05:10

Dan McCarthyBADDECK, Nova Scotia (Brian Decker/PGA TOUR) — Syracuse, New York’s Dan McCarthy made history, shooting a final round 4-under 68 at Bell Bay Golf Club to win the Cape Breton Open and become the first player in Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada history to win four times in a season.

The 31-year old rode a streak of three straight birdies on the back nine to finish 18-under and secure a three-shot win over Denver, Colorado’s Michael Schoolcraft, winning for the fourth time this year and strengthening his hold atop the season-long Order of Merit.

“This one was tough,” said McCarthy. “I played well all day long, and early on I had a lot of opportunities that I didn’t convert. It really didn’t happen until I made a good par save from about six feet on 14, and I just needed to see one go in. It was tight all day long. This was not easy today by any stretch.”

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Three Former Players Of The Year Earn PGA TOUR Cards For 2016-17

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:15 Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:04

altThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada celebrated a milestone in alumni achievement on Sunday evening as all three former Order of Merit winners since the Tour came under the PGA TOUR umbrella (2013-present) earned PGA TOUR cards for 2016-17.

A total of six former Mackenzie Tour members punched their tickets to the PGA TOUR at the conclusion of Sunday’s Web.com Tour’s final Regular Season event, the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz in North Plains, Oregon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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