Walker Wins Freedom 55 Financial
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-09-19
By BRENDAN STASIEWICH, PGATOUR.COM
LONDON, Ontario — Coming into the day four strokes off the lead, Danny Walker made five birdies on the front nine and picked up his first professional win at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship at Highland Country Club by two strokes.
The win vaults the University of Virginia grad all the way up from No. 51 on the Order of Merit to No. 7, exempting him into the final stage of 2019 Web.com Tour Qualifying School later this Fall.
“It’s a huge relief not to have to worry about the first or second stage of Q-School,” said the 22-year-old, just four months removed from turning professional. “It’s nice to have a little more time to relax, and maybe take a week or two off after this, everything is about moving up the ladder, so it’s pretty exciting.”
Walker made only one bogey during the tournament, on the tough hole No. 16, and carded rounds of 63-68-66-64 to pick up the win.