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Brittany Marchand (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, FlagstickGolfPhotography.com)
Dustin Johnson wins the 2016 BMW Championship
Dustin Johnson wins the 2016 BMW Championship

PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson picked up his third win of the 2016 season at the BMW Championship. Johnson rode a hot putter to a -23 total at Crooked Stick GC in Carmel, Indiana. It was his 12th PGA Tour victory.

Canada’s David Hearn, who started with a 67 on Thursday, followed with 73, 72, 71 to earn a share of 32nd place. It moved him into 56th place in the FedEx Cup points standings. Unfortunately only 30 players moved on to the Tour Championship.

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Web.com Tour

Bryson DeChambeau needed just a par on the second playoff hole to defeat Andres Gonzales to win the DAP Championship at the Canterbury Golf Club just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

The win in the Web.com Tour Finals is not only DeChambeau’s first professional win (in his first Web.com Tour start) but it also guarantees him status on the PGA Tour for the 2016/2017 season.

“Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. It’s beyond my wildest dreams. I’m just so ecstatic about today,” DeChambeau said.  “All these guys out here could play on the PGA TOUR no problem. It’s just about getting it done, staying patient, executing shots, and that’s luckily what I was able to do this week.”

Three Canadians made the weekend in Ohio. Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario finished in a share of 46th while Albin Choi (ON) and Adam Svensson (BC) tied for 50th place.

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

David Pastore thwarted Dan McCarthy’s bid to win his 5th event of the season on the Mackenzie Tour as the Connecticut native made a birdie on the 72nd hole to win the first playing of the Niagara Championship at the Cherry Hill Golf Club in Fort Erie, Ontario.

The top Canadians, in a share of 11th place, were Austin Connelly and Will Bateman.

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Symetra Tour

Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ontario could not make up any ground on the leader on Sunday on the Symetra Tour. Playing in the Garden City Classic in Kansas, the former Ontario Amateur winner shot even par in the final round, enough to secure third place alone at -5 total.

American Dana Finkelstein won the tournament at -12.

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PGA Tour Latinoamerica

American Nathan Lashey won the San Luis Championship in a four man playoff after finishing 72 holes at -7.

Listowel, Ontario’s Corey Conners had another fine showing. Conners finished just two strokes out of the playoff at -5 and ended up in share of 8th place. It was his 5th top ten finish on the tour this year.

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