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)


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)


Canadian Web.Com Tour player Stuart MacDonald previews Deer Creek

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The Web.Com Tour comes to Savannah Georgia this week, for the inaugural Savanah Championship.

This event will be held at the Deer Creek course apart of The Landings Club.

Originally designed in 1991 by Tom Fazio, the course since been modernized by Fazio in 2009.  It will play at 7094 yards this week and has a slope of 143.

Vancouver native Stuart MacDonald is a rookie on the Tour, who has competed in every event on the Tour this year.

“The course this is week is probably the best we have played this year. It’s in great shape and it has some distinct features to it that make it really cool” he said.

MacDonald also talked about the large swales around the greens at Deer Creek, which will cause players to have to be accurate with approaches this week, or they will be putting or chipping up to the green.

He then spoke about the runoffs around the greens this week, which has been one of the most talked about aspects about Deer Creek. “The runoffs around the greens are cut down so tight that they roll at about an 8 so you can putt everything,” MacDonald said.

This was highlighted on Twitter by American Kyle Thompson, as he showed how fast they were rolling.

Going into this week MacDonald has made one cut at the El Bosque Mexico Championship where he finished T34.

When asked what he can carryover from last week in Louisiana MacDonald looked at his putting.  “Last week I saw a few putts go in and the stroke felt quite nice so I’ve definitely gained some confidence on the greens going into this week” he said.

MacDonald tees off Thursday at 1:15, he is paired with Daniel Mazziotta and David Berganio, Jr.

Canadian Weekly Recap 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)


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

Chitimacha Louisiana Open Canadian Preview

Course: Le Triomphe G&CC, Broussard, Louisana

Albin Choi: Choi has struggled since posting a T13 in the first event of the season. Since then he has made only one cut finishing 67th at the Club Colombia Championship.  Last year Choi missed the cut in this event.

Seann Harlingten: Looks to build off his first made cut of the Tour season, as he finished T56 in the last tournament in Mexico. Harlingten looks to take advantage of the Par 71 course this week, due to the fact that he is 24th on the tour in par 3 scoring average.

Stuart MacDonald: Finished T39 at the last Web.Com tour event, which was his first made cut of the season. MacDonald looks to build off the 68 he shot in the third round of the last tournament.

Roger Sloan: Placed tied for fifth in the Chitimacha Louisana Open last season, with a pair of 66’s. This season Sloan sits in 23rd on the money list, despite only making two cuts in five events, he has two top 25 finishes.

Adam Svensson: Has been tearing it up on the Tour this season.  Svensson has one win and another couple top 15 finishes as well.  Last season Svensson finished T20 at this event.

Ryan Yip: Ranked 21st on this seasons money list, with a pair of top 10 finishes. In last years event, he finished ninth with four rounds in the 60’s.  Yip is seventh this season in scoring average with an average score of 70.29.

Canadian Web.Com Tour Weekly Recap

The Web.Com Tour was in Leon, Mexico this week for the El Bosque Mexico Championship. American Martin Trainer won by two shots finishing at -14.

Canadian Leaderboard:

T29: Ryan Yip -5, (73,69, 71, 70)

T39: Adam Svensson -2, (73, 71,71,71)

T39: Stuart MacDonald -2, (72,72,68,74)

T56: Seann Harlingten E, (72,69,76,71)

Cut: Albin Choi (69,76)

Cut: Roger Sloan (70,75)

Updated Money List Rankings:

2: Adam Svensson

21: Ryan Yip

23: Roger Sloan

73: Albin Choi

121: Stuart MacDonald

136: Seann Harlingten

News of the Week:

Stuart MacDonald was boarding an early flight home before realizing he made the cut.  The surprise may have worked as he fired his best number of the week on moving day.