KELOWNA, British Columbia—Callum Davison is the first two-time Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada winner this season, winning the GolfBC Championship with a four-round total of 14-under, two shots better than Yi Cao.
After beginning the day Saturday at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club with a one-shot lead, the Duncan, British Columbia, native shot his third 3-under round of 68 of the tournament to take home the hardware in his home province.
“I never played very aggressive,” said Davison. “I made a sloppy bogey after hitting driver on No. 10. That kind of kicked me in the butt and [I said to myself] I can’t glide in; I’ve got to get after it. So, I made two birdies after that and that kind of got the round going.”
Davison also won the Brudenell River Classic on Prince Edward Island and takes a commanding lead in the points standings heading into the final event of the season, next week’s Reliance Properties DC Bank Open Presented by Times Colonist at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria. Davison has amassed 1164.19 points. Amateur Noah Steele dropped into second (9926.25), while Leonard moved into third, with 910.89. The only other player still in the hunt for the Points List title is Michael Blair of Ancaster, Ontario (732.58)
“It’s funny because if you told me I was going to win one tournament on this Tour, it would be Uplands,” said Davison. “I used to play there every week when I was home, so I’m comfortable on that track. Some friends and family are going to come out next week. I’m just looking to have another good week, put myself in contention and see what happens”
Delta, British Columbia’s, Yi Cao also shot a 68 in the final round, including five birdies, to claim second place.
“The way I was striking the ball, I felt like nobody could really stop me,” said Cao. “The only thing was, I kind of let myself down with my putter. Without the few missed putts, I was thinking about 15- or 16-under. That was the number I was thinking I would post today.”
Brendan Leonard of Cambridge, Ontario finished in third place, at 11-under, while Vancouver’s Ilirian Zalli and Ty Campbell, of Saskatoon, finished at 10-under, tied for fourth.
Kingston, Ontario’s Noah Steele finished the tournament in a tie for 13th place. Although the Year-Long Points leader before this week now drops to second place in the rankings, he is nicely positioned to finish in a top 5 position after next week’s final tournament, and Mackenzie Tour status for 2022.