Canadian weekly recap

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PGA Tour- Valero Texas Open:

Strong week for David Hearn despite struggling on the back nine on Sunday. Tied for 16th finish will move him up to 155th in FedEx Cup standings and greatly improve his quest to regain his full playing privileges next season.

David Hearn-T16 (70,68,73,70)

Corey Conners- T26 (70,74,70,70)

Ben Silverman- T45 (71,73,73,70)

Nick Taylor- Missed Cut

Mackenzie Hughes- Missed Cut

LPGA Tour- Hugel JTBC LA Open

Brooke Henderson struggled on the greens and was feeling a little under the weather leading to a missed the cut. This came on the heels of winning last week at the Lotte Championship.

Anne- Catherine Tanguay- 70th- (76,67,74,78)

Alena Sharp- Missed Cut (74,73)

Brooke Henderson- Missed Cut (70,79)

Maude- Aimee Leblanc-Missed Cut (75,75)

European Tour- Trophee Hassan II Golf Trophy

Austin Connelly entered the day two shots off the lead but struggled today and shot a 4 over- 75 to put him T13. This is Connelly’s best finish in 2018 on the European Tour and moves him up to 141st in the Race to Dubai Rankings.

Austin Connelly- T13 (69,71,71,75)

Web.Com Tour- North Mississippi Classic

Rain forced the event to get canceled on Sunday afternoon. This was unfortunate for Roger Sloan who was -4 through 11 holes and charging up the leaderboard but had to revert back to his Tied for 33rd placing after 54 holes.

Roger Sloan- T33 (72,66,75)

Seann Harlingten- T44 (70,72,73)

Stuart MacDonald- T55 (74,70,72)

Ryan Yip- Missed Cut (70,75)

Adam Svensson- Missed Cut (75,70)

Albin Choi- Missed Cut (80,76)

PGA TOUR- Latino América- Molino Cañuelas Championship

Drew Nesbitt started the day one off the lead but struggled with a triple bogey on the tenth hole and he could not regain momentum, leading to a final round 75. Weather shortened this event to just 54 holes.

Drew Nesbitt- T36 (69, 66,75)

Jared Du Toit- T47 (72,68,72)

Derek Gillespie- T47 (68,70,74)

Russell Budd- Missed Cut (69,73)

Ally Tidcombe- Missed Cut (74,69)

Sunshine Tour- Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open

The lone Canadian on the Sunshine Tour, Steven Lecuyer missed the cut. He will compete again next week at the Mopani Redpath Zambia Open.

Steven Lecuyer- Missed Cut (78,72)

China Tour- Colourful Yunnan Classic

Beon Yeong Lee held a share of the lead heading into the final round but shot a final round 76, to drop back into a tie for fifth place.

Beon Yeong Lee- T5 (69,67,73,76)

Justin Shin- T47 (70,79,78,72)

 

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Beong Yeong Lee pictured above

 

Asian Tour- Panasonic Open Golf Championship 

Richard T. Lee and Austin Connelly will both be competing next week in the tri-sanctioned, Volvo China Open. This event is sanctioned by the European Tour, China Tour, and Asian Tour, and is a highly anticipated event being played at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing, China!

Richard T. Lee- Missed Cut (72,74)

David Hearn in position for weekend success

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David Hearn had five birdies en route to a four under 68 today at TPC San Antonio putting him tied for fifth going into the weekend,  combining his 68 with a 70 on Thursday.

Hearn’s strong play can be credited to his work on the greens, as he leads the field this week in strokes gained-putting.

Putting has been an issue for Hearn after the ban on anchoring putters, as Hearn was a player that relied heavily on anchoring his putter for his prior success on the greens.

Hearn credited his success after today’s round to his former putter that he would normally anchor, that he has since shaved down.

Tomorrow’s round will be telling for Hearn, who ranks 204th on tour in average putts in the third round.

Hearn’s best finish on tour this season came in November at The RSM Classic, where he finished tied for 17th.  He does not have full status this season because he finished 128th in the Fedex Cup standings last season.

Hearn tees off tomorrow at 12:05 ET with Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel.

Canadians Corey Conners and Ben Silverman also made the cut are both tied for 48th.

Canadian Weekly Recap

Web.com Tour: 

Tournament: Chitimacha Louisana Open

T6: Adam Svensson (63,77,66,66)

64: Albin Choi (69,70,72,73)

T65: Ryan Yip (69,71, 79, 66)

69: Roger Sloan (68, 73, 76, 71)

Cut: Stuart MacDonald  (68,75)

Cut: Seann Harlingten (72,75)

PGA Tour: 

Tournament: Dell Matchplay

Adam Hadwin failed to advance outside of the opening group stage of the event.

Tournament: Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship

T13: Corey Conners (64,71,67,76)

T50: David Hearn (69,73, 74, 69)

T73: Mike Weir (72,71,73, 76)

PGA Latinoamerica Tour:

Tournament: 59 Abierto Mexicano de Golf

T46: Derek Gillespie (69, 67, 74, 68)

Cut: Ally Tidcombe (70,70)

Cut: Jared Du Toit (69,72)

Cut: Russell Budd (71,70)

Cut: Blair Hamilton (69,74)

LPGA: 

Tournament: Kia Classic

T22: Brooke Henderson (69,70,73,68)

T39: Maude- Aimee Leblanc (70,70, 74, 69)

Cut: Anne- Catherine Tanguay (77,70)

Cut: Alena Sharp (71,76)

Champions Tour: 

Tournament: Rapiscan Systems Classic

T17: Stephen Ames (71,68, 74)

T23: Rod Spittle (71, 73, 70)

Sunshine Tour: 

Tournament: Qualifying School

T19: Steven Lecuyer (71,72,72,71, 73)

* Lecuyer gaines a category 9 Sunshine Tour Card

Corey Conners fires a 64 in the first round of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

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Corey Conners fired a 64 that included nine birdies in Punta Cana this morning. Conners is competing this week in the PGA Tour’s alternate field event.

Conners round this morning included nine birdies and one bogey.  Conners is apart of a group of players who played the course last year on the Web.com Tour, he finished T53 shooting 70,69,68,73.

Conners comes into this week after his best finish on the PGA Tour finishing T16 at the Valspar Championship, after holding the lead in the event through three rounds.

Canadians David Hearn and Mike Weir are also competing in the event in the Dominican Republic this week.

How Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor qualified for the Arnold Palmer Invitational field

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Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes are both apart of the 120 man field in the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

Hughes has qualified for the field for being apart of the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings, last season. Hughes was apart of the field in last seasons tournament but failed to make the cut

Taylor, on the other hand, gains his entry to the invitational by being just outside the top 70 on the current FedEx Cup standings, gaining his entrance as other players get in the top 70 got in through other exemptions.

Thornhill native Ben Silverman is currently listed as an alternate for the tournament.

Australian Marc Leishman won last years tournament, finishing at -11.