The exemption committee for The Great Waterway Classic, the final event on the 2012 Canadian Tour denied Eugene Wong one of their four passes into their field for just one reason, they figured he was so good he’d likely play his way into the field anyways.
They were bang on as Sunday saw the former collegiate standout win the Canadian Tour Championship in spectacular fashion.
Facing a one stroke deficit to Joe Panzeri as he played the 72nd hole at Scarboro Golf & Country Club Wong knew he needed a birdie to force a playoff. He got that and more and he holed his 133-yard approach to the 18th hole with a 9 iron for a walk-off win in just his 3rd Canadian Tour event.
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For the victory Wong picked $16,000 and is now an exempt member of the Canadian Tour.
The Canadian Tour’s Great Waterway Classic week starts September 3 and runs to September 9th at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course just east of Gananoque. It is the first time the Canadian Tour has visited the region since the 2001 Eagle Creek Classic.
For more information visit www.thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca