With a two-putt birdie from 25 feet on the 72nd hole, American David Bradshaw claimed his first PGA Tour Canada win yesterday, capturing The Great Waterway Classic at Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath, ON.
Bradshaw fired a final round 5-under 67 to post a 21-under total. He won by a shot over Argentina’s Tommy Cocha and Adam Long of the U.S.
Bradshaw began the day by finishing up the third round, which was suspended due to darkness on Saturday, with birdies on each of his final two holes to share the 54-hole lead with Kitchener’s Chris Hemmerich.
He then birdied five of his first seven holes of the final round to jump out in front at 21-under ahead of Long and Cocha, playing one group ahead of Bradshaw, Hemmerich and Burlington, ON’s, Michael Gligic.
After Cocha and Long both made birdie at 18 to post the clubhouse lead at 20-under, Bradshaw split the fairway and found the green from 197 yards with a 6-iron, giving himself two putts for birdie and the win.
The win moves Bradshaw, who was making only his fourth start of the season, to ninth on the Order of Merit with three events to go in the 2014 season.
Cocha and Long both recorded career best finishes on PGA Tour Canada, while Gligic recorded his best finish since 2012 thanks to a solo fourth place result. Finishing T5 were Order of Merit No. 3 Brock Mackenzie, Brady Schnell, Michael Buttacavoli, Cory Renfrew and Hemmerich, who impressed in his professional debut.
Gligic claims Freedom 55 Financial Top Canadian Honours
With an 18-under total and solo fourth place result, Michael Gligic claimed his first Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week award, along with a $1,500 prize.
Next week on tour
PGA Tour Canada heads to The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial just outside of Peterborough for a unique pro-am event consisting of 128 professionals and 64 amateurs. Three events remain on the 2014 schedule, with just two remaining for players to try and get inside the top 60 on the Order of Merit and retain exempt status for 2015 and get into the Tour Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial.
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