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Tim tracks down Jim to win RBC Canadian Open; DeLaet, Fritsch top Canadians

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Tim Clark of South Africa clawed back from a three-stroke deficit yesterday to capture the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club.

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The victory is Clark’s second on the PGA Tour. His first win happened 200 weeks ago, when he won the 2010 Players Championship. His triumph in Montreal boosts Clark from No. 85 to No. 27 in the FedExCup standings.

Jim Furyk of the U.S., who entered the final round with the three-shot spread over Clark, missed a birdie putt on 18 that would have forced a playoff. The two-time Canadian Open champion and RBC Ambassador settled for his third runner-up finish of the season.

Clark has a history of success in Canada having posted his first two professional victories on PGA Tour Canada, winning both the 1998 New Brunswick Open and 1998 Canadian PGA Championship. His Canuck connection goes further as his wife Candice is also a Canadian.

RBC Ambassador Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, SK, carded a final round 68 to finish T7 and earned the Rivermead Cup as Low Canadian. Manotick’s Brad Fritsch, who made the cut on the number, posted a spectacular final round 64 to finish T9 at 10-under.

Team Canada’s Taylor Pendrith had a tournament to remember in his PGA Tour debut, finishing T43 at 3-under to earn the Gary Cowan Low Amateur medal.

American Justin Hicks finished alone in third at 16-under while RBC Ambassador Matt Kuchar of the U.S. finished T4 with fellow American Michael Putnam and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain at 11-under.

The 2015 RBC Canadian Open will be contested July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON.

The following are final scores for the Canadians:

T7 – Graham DeLaet, Weyburn, SK, 69-63-70-68 (-10)

T9 – Brad Fritsch, Manotick, ON, 72-68-67-64 (-9)

T43 – Taylor Pendrith*, Richmond Hill, ON, 65-75-68-69 (-3)

T53 – David Hearn, Brantford, ON, 67-70-70-71 (-2)

T53 – Adam Hadwin, Burnaby, BC, 70-69-68-71 (-2)

T66 – Mike Weir, Bright’s Grove, ON, 70-70-71-71 (+2)

Missed Cut

Adam Svensson*

Robbie Greenwell

Eugene Wong

Dave Lévesque

Michael Gligic

Benjamin Silverman

Beon Yeong Lee

Corey Conners*

Kevin Carrigan

Bill Walsh

Chris Hemmerich*

Stephen Ames

Kevin Stinson

* Amateur

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