Five golfers from Canada are in the field for this week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying school in Florida.
The third of the tour’s q-schools for 2017 sees a field of 120 players competing at the Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Florida.
Three golfers from Ontario are seeking status – Dan Bowling of Bright’s Grove, Patrick Williams of Toronto, and Sang Hwa-Lee of Toronto.
Joining them in the field are two other Canadians – Ryan Werre of Alberta and Jean-Philip Cornellier of Quebec.
The medalist this week after completion of play (scheduled for 72 holes) will be fully exempt for 2017. The other levels of status available:
|Medalist||Exempt for 2017|
|2nd through 5th (no ties)||Exempt for first eight events and subject to second re-shuffle|
|6th through 16th (no ties)||Exempt for first four events and subject to first re-shuffle|
|17th through 40th (plus ties)||Conditional status|
Sun ‘N Lake’s Deer Run course, a 7,002-yard par-72 layout was designed by Don Dyer in 1976 and has been a regular host of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica qualifying for the past six years.
Among the players to earn their PGA TOUR Latinoamérica status are PGA TOUR members Julian Etulain and Ryan Blaum, as well as Canadians Corey Conners, Peter Campbell and Adam Cornelson.
“With some slope and run-offs around the green, iron play and distance control will be key,” says Cornelson, who finished in The Five on the Mackenzie Tour last year. “There are some scoring opportunities on the par-5s if your tee ball is set up well.”
CANADIANS IN THE FIELD (5)
Patrick Williams (Toronto, Ont.)
Ryan Werre (Recliffe, Alta.)
Jean-Philip Cornellier (Granby, Que.)
Sang Hwa-Lee (Toronto, Ont.)
Dan Bowling (Bright’s Grove, Ont.)