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PGA Tour Canada sends 8 players to RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal

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Eight PGA Tour Canada players are in the field this week at the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open.

Order of Merit leader Joel Dahmen, No. 2 Tim Madigan and No. 3 Josh Persons have joined Eugene Wong, Michael Gligic, Beon-Yeong Lee, Kevin Stinson and Ben Silverman in Canada’s national championship at The Royal Montreal Golf Club.

Here is a look at the Canadians:

Eugene Wong – The top Canadian on the PGA Tour Canada’s Order of Merit with $20,516 in earnings and a T2 finish at the PC Financial Open, Wong owns two career wins on the tour. A former Jack Nicklaus Award winner as NCAA Player of the Year at the University of Oregon, the 23-year-old is perhaps best known for his walk-off, hole-out eagle to win the 2012 Tour Championship of Canada. Wong is playing in his fifth consecutive RBC Canadian Open.

Joel Dahmen – The Order of Merit leader with $64,578 in six starts, Dahmen won two of the first three events of the season at the PC Financial Open and the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON. The American is a survivor of testicular cancer and will make his PGA Tour debut in Montreal.

Michael Gligic – A native of Burlington, ON, Gligic owns one win on PGA Tour Canada - the 2012 ATB Financial Classic. The 24-year-old was the medalist at the Ontario Regional Qualifying as he earned his way into his second RBC Canadian Open. Gligic has made four cuts in five starts this season on PGA Tour Canada.

Beon-Yeong Lee – One of two Montreal natives in the field at the RBC Canadian Open, Lee is in his second season PGA Tour Canada. He has three top-15 finishes and sits 23rd on the Order of Merit. Lee earned medalist honours at the Quebec Regional Qualifying and will be making his second RBC Canadian Open start.

Kevin Stinson - The Mission, BC, native continued his trend of solid play at the right time, shooting a 5-under 67 to get through Monday qualifying. Stinson, who has conditional status, has open qualified for three events on PGA Tour Canada this year. Stinson owns three top-25 finishes in 32 starts on the tour.

Ben Silverman - The Thornhill, ON, product joined Stinson in shooting a 5-under 67 to get through Monday qualifying and make his PGA Tour debut. A rookie on PGA Tour Canada, Silverman owns three top-25 finishes that include a season-best T10 at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel.

Tim Madigan - A rookie on PGA Tour Canada, Madigan has broken through with a trio of top-3 finishes including a win at The Players Cup. The New Mexico State grad is No. 2 on the Order of Merit.

Josh Persons - The American birdied his final hole at last week's Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel to squeeze past Matt Harmon for the No. 3 spot on the Order of Merit and earn a spot in the RBC Canadian Open. Persons won his first PGA Tour Canada event at the Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist in June.

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