Five BCer’s Compete In Stage II Of Qualifying School

Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

The second stage of Tour qualifying school kicked off Tuesday at separate sites across the U.S. going from Nov. 10–13 with 13 Canadians in the field including two from British Columbia. The week following, another 10 Canucks with three hailing from B.C. will tee-it-up at two separate events to complete stage II of qualifying.

In total, 23 Canadians will compete for spots in the final qualifying stage held from Dec. 10–13 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Nov 10–13

Southern Hills Plantation Club, Brooksville, Fla.

Sonny Michaud (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.)
Mackenzie Hughes (Dundas, Ont.)
Christopher Ross (Dundas, Ont.)
Michael Gligic (Burlington, Ont.)

Nov 10–13

The Clubs of Kingwood-Deerwood, Kingwood, Tex.

Austin Connelly (Irving, Texas)
Marc-Etienne Bussieres (Boisbriand, Que.)
Beon Yeong Lee (Montreal)
Eric Hawerchuk (Barrie, Ont.)
Devin Carrey (Burnaby, B.C.)
Adam Cornelson (Vancouver, B.C.)
Cam Burke (New Hamburg, Ont.)
Danny Sahl (Sherwood Park, Alta.)
Ted Brown (Peterborough, Ont.)

Nov 17–20

Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, Calif.

Max Gilbert (Montreal)
Ryan Williams (Surrey, B.C.)
Matt McQuillan (Kingston, Ont.)
Seann Harlingten (West Vancouver, B.C.)
Ryan Yip (Calgary)
Brad Clapp (Chilliwack, B.C.)

Nov 17–20

Plantation Preserve Golf Club, Plantation, Fla.

Lucas Kim (Toronto)
Jon Mills (Belleville, Ont.)
Ben Silverman (Thornhill, Ont.)
Matt Hill (Brights Grove, Ont.)

The number of players advancing from each site will be determined on a pro rata basis with approximately the same percentage of players from each site moving forward; the number will be announced during the second qualifying stage.

Team Canada Young Pro Squad members Albin Choi (Toronto) and Adam Svensson (Surrey, B.C.) have already punched their tickets to the final stage, along with Kevin Spooner (Vancouver, B.C), Eugene Wong (North Vancouver, B.C.), Wilson Bateman (Edmonton) and Justin Shin (Pitt Meadows, B.C.). Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.)—also on the Young Pro Squad—earned status already by finishing inside the top-five on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada.

Consistent with all events on the Tour schedule, the finals will be contested over 72 holes.

All players who make it to the final stage of the Tour Qualifying Tournament will earn at least conditional status on Tour in 2016.

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