Canadians Fare Well Over Weekend on U.S. Mini Tours

Adam Svensson Wins His Professional Title (Photo: Swingthought.com Tour)
Adam Svensson Wins His Professional Title (Photo: Swingthought.com Tour)
Adam Svensson Wins His Professional Title (Photo: Swingthought.com Tour)

Canada’s Adam Svensson is making the best of his decision to turn professional early.

The British Columbia native and six year member of the Team Canada National Team Program recently decided to leave Barry University in Florida to pursue a professional career.

While the Surrey product netted just over $800 in his first pro event in Daytona Beach, his second effort in Florida proved much more fruitful.  In fact, it earned him (USD) $20,000.

The 21 year-old turned in rounds of 69,79, 66, and 65 to reach 18 under par at the Swingthought.com Tour Lake Country Classic presented by Royal Fund Management to take the early clubhouse lead.  Fellow Canadian Lucas Kim (Toronto, Ontario) was able to match that number, forcing a playoff.

A birdie by Svensson on the first extra hole secured his inaugural victory at the professional level, and left Kim with 2nd place money.

It was a good week at the Swingthought.com Tour event for the Canadians beyond Svensson and Kim.  Christopher Ross of Dundas, Ontario tied for 15th place while Riley Wheeldon of Comox, B.C. shared the 19th position.

Other Canadians:

Ryan Zylstra (T-36)

Taylor Pendrith (t-44)

Brett Nymeyer (t-44)

At The Championship at St. James Plantation, an event on the eGolf/Gateway Tour, just one Canadian made the cut.  Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ontario, a former member of the PGA Tour, shared 5th place at the tournament in North Carolina.

It was the second time in as many starts that he shared 5th place.

For his effort this week McQuillan earned (USD) $4,250.