Leon won by a single shot over Brandon Harkins of the U.S. after carding a final round five-under 67 to finish 22-under for the tournament.
It is his second career PGA Tour Canada win, and he moved to No. 4 on the season long Order of Merit. He is now in a solid position to earn one of The Five Web.com Tour cards that are available at season’s end.
Harkins, looking for his first PGA Tour Canada win, tied the course record with a 10-under par 62 and posted the clubhouse lead at 21-under par just over an hour before Leon reached the 72nd hole.
But with 10-foot birdie putts on the 16th and 17th holes, the 28-year old Leon took control of the lead on his own, making a two-putt par from about 12 feet at the last to secure the win.
The Chilean said a clutch 10-footer for par on the 11th hole spurred his strong finish, rolling in a tricky downhill put to keep momentum alive.
The win sees Leon return to his success from 2011, when he won the ATB Financial Classic. The following winter, Leon suffered a hip injury that kept him from playing his best, but the Chilean said he’s fully recovered and playing better than ever now.
- Leon’s 22-under par total is the lowest winning score on the PGA TOUR Canada this year.
- Harkins’ round of 62 tied the course record at Upper Canada Golf Course set by Andrew Georgiou earlier in the week.
- Four players shot in the 60s all four rounds: Hugo Leon, Josh Anderson, Tony Finau and Mark Hubbard.
- Justin Shin finished tied for 18th at 14-under par in his professional debut.
- Chris Epperson finished tied for seventh to post his fourth top-10 of the season, which ties him with Nick Taylor for the most on Tour.