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Mackenzie wins ATB Financial Classic

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According to Scott Harrigan of the Independent Sports News on Monday, Brock Mackenzie of Yakima, Washington won the 2014 Alberta Treasury Branch Financial Classic in Calgary on Sunday. The golf tournament at the Sirocco Golf Club, just a few minutes south of Calgary, was the seventh stop of the 2014 PGA Tour Canada schedule.

Mackenzie shot a four round total of -27 to defeat Joel Dahmen of Scottsdale, Arizona by four strokes. Mackenzie shot in the 60s in evey round of the four day tournament. Mackenzie shot a 65 on Thursday, 63 on Friday, 67 on Saturday and 66 on Sunday.

Interestingly, Dahmen, Stephen Carney of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cory Renfrew of Victoria, British Columbia; Ted Brown of Peterborough, Ontario; Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ontario; Ryan Williams of Vancouver, British Columbia and Bo Hoag of Upper Arlington, Ohio all shot in the 60s in each of the four rounds. In fact, Brady Schnell of Phoenix, Arizona shot an amazing 59 on Friday.

This was the second time that the ATB Financial Classic took place at the Sirocco Golf Club in Calgary. In 2010, Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Saskatchewan won the title. DeLaet is currently 40th on the World Golf Rankings and represented the International Team at the 2013 President's Cup in Dublin, Ohio.

For Mackenzie, who attended the University of Washington, it is his second PGA Tour Canada event victory. He previously won the 2010 Bayview Place Island Savings Open in Victoria, British Columbia.

Interestingly, Mackenzie won $27,000 for his victory. He earned $1,000 for every time he went under par. Mackenzie also moves into third place on the PGA Tour Canada money leaders for 2014. Mackenzie has now won $44, 822 and trails Dahmen and Tim Madigan of Rio Rancho, New Mexico on that list.

PGA Tour Canada will next stop in Ottawa, Ontario for the Forces and Familes that starts Thursday. Four of the last five events will take place in the province of Ontario.

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