Pictured: Sonny Michaud- Source: Golf Canada
The fourth Mackenzie Tour- PGA Tour Canada qualifying school event wrapped up yesterday, April 28th with two more Canadians earning status for the 2018 season.
The medalist from the USA East 2 qualifier was Baltimore, Maryland native Brad Miller. Miller closed with a final round 67 to finish at -21 and hold off former Auburn Tiger Jake Mondy. Medalist honours earn Miller a full exemption throughout the entire 2018 season, without being subject to the reshuffle.
Meanwhile, Canadians did not fare quite as well at The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland, FL in comparison to the previous qualifying schools. The top Canadian finishers in the field were Quebec native Sonny Michaud and 23 year old, Bradford Curren of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They finished at -10 and tied for 22nd for the tournament to earn conditional status on PGA Tour Canada this season.
There were seven Canadians in the field at The Club at Eaglebrooke that finished outside tied for 40th and did not obtain any PGA Tour Canada status for the 2018 season. These Canadians were (in order of finish): PA Bédard, Sebastian Szirmak, Turner Southey- Gordon, while Christopher Wilson and Cory Racioppo withdrew after the first round.
These seven Canadians join: Brett Kennedy, Andrew Funk, Max Gilbert, Eric Banks, Austin James, Raoul Menard, David Rose, Jamie Sadlowski, James Seymour, Wil Bateman, Patrick Williams, Luke Moser, and Blair Hamilton who have previously earned Mackenzie Tour status at qualifying school this year.
There is still one more qualifying school tournament for the PGA Tour Canada to commence. The Canadian qualifier at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Club in Courtenay, British Columbia takes place next week from May 1-4 with a large amount of Canadians sure to compete.
– Jake Stronach