Dahmen Claims First PGA Tour Canada Win At PC Financial Open

PGA Tour – written June 1, 2014

Round 4 – PC Financial Open Contact: Brian Decker
June 1, 2014 BrianDecker@pgatourhq.com

Final Leaderboard – (Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Joel Dahmen 66-70-68-68 (-16)
T-2. Brad Clapp 67-69-67-70 (-15)
T-2. Eugene Wong 66-67-71-69 (-15)

(June 1, 2014 – Vancouver, BC) – With a furious back nine charge and a clutch birdie at the 72nd hole, Clarkston, Washington’s Joel Dahmen shot a final round 68 on Sunday at Point Grey Golf and Country Club to win the PC Financial Open, the first event of PGA TOUR Canada’s 2014 season. – to read more>


Wong Leads by One At PC Financial Open

PGA Tour – written May 30, 2014

Round 2 – PC Financial Open
May 30, 2014
Contact: Brian Decker

Second Round Leaderboard – (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Eugene Wong 66-67–133 (-11)
T-2. John Catlin 67-67–134 (-10)
T-2. Kelvin Day 68-66–134 (-10)
T-4. Chris Parra 69-67–136 (-8)
T-4. Joel Dahmen 66-70–136 (-8)
T-4. Sean Harlingten 68-68–136 (-8)
T-4. Brad Clapp 67-69–136 (-8)

T-4. Mario Clemens 66-70–136 (-8)

(May 30, 2014 – Vancouver, BC) – North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong carded five birdies and an eagle and survived two late bogeys to take sole possession of the 36-hole lead at the PC Financial Open, the season’s kickoff event for PGA TOUR Canada conducted at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. – to read more>

Wong, Clemens, Dahmen Share PC Financial Open Lead

PGA Tour – written May 29, 2014

Round 1 – PC Financial Open
May 29, 2014
Contact: Brian Decker

First Round Leaderboard – (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Eugene Wong 66 (-6)
T-1 Mario Clemens 66 (-6)
T-1 Joel Dahmen 66 (-6)
T-4 Brad Clapp 67 (-5)
T-4 Blake Snyder 67 (-5)
T-4 John Catlin 67 (-5)

(May 29, 2014 – Vancouver, BC) – North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong got his PGA TOUR Canada season started off on the right foot on Thursday, firing a bogey-free 6-under 66 at Point Grey Golf and Country Club to share the first round lead at the PC Financial Open with Clarkston, Washington’s Joel Dahmen and Mexico’s Mario Clemens. – to read more>

PGA TOUR Canada statement on Richard H. “Dick” Grimm

PGA TOUR Canada – May 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Richard “Dick” Grimm last evening.

While Dick made an impact across nearly all levels as an ambassador for golf in Canada, it is his many contributions that helped grow the game and expand the TOUR’s profile as Commissioner of PGA TOUR Canada that we are remembering fondly. – to read more>

Ryan Brehm Leads PGA TOUR Canada Q-School Through Three Rounds

PGA TOUR Canada – April 18, 2014

Fourth round to resume Saturday in chase for PGA TOUR Canada status

Third round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Ryan Brehm – 71 (E)
2. Dan McCarthy – 72 (+1)
3. Richard McDonald – 70 (+2)
T-4. Jeff Dennis – 71 (+3)
T-4. Bruce Woodall – 71 (+3)
T-6. Christian Westhorpe – 72 (+4)
T-6. Jordan Krantz – 71 (+4)

5 others at +4

(April 18, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Ryan Brehm shot a 1-under 71 at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort on Friday to take the lead through three rounds at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament. The 28-year old was the only player at even par or better through 54 holes and held a one shot lead over Syracuse, New York’s Dan McCarthy. – to read more>

Miller, McCarthy share overnight lead at suspended PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

PGA TOUR Canada – April 17, 2014

Zero players under par through 36 holes in windy conditions

Third round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Clark Klaasen – E/-
T-1. Brad Miller – E/-
T-3. Ryan Brehm – +1/-
T-3. Dan McCarthy – +1/-
T-3. David Holmes – +1/-

(April 17, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – Baltimore, Maryland’s Brad Miller and Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Clark Klaasen were the only two players at level par or better when third round play was suspended due to darkness at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort on Thursday. – to read more>

Play suspended at PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament

PGA TOUR Canada – April 15, 2014

Nova Scotia’s Peter Campbell clubhouse leader among 23 players to finish

First round leaderboard – Florida Qualifying Tournament (Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Christian Westhorpe – -3/9
T-1. Clark Klaasen – -3/9
T-3. Peter Campbell – 71 (-1)
T-3. Mark Hoffman – -1/9

(April 15, 2014 – Reunion, Fla.) – With thunderstorms and heavy rainfall rolling through central Florida, round one of PGA TOUR Canada’s Florida Qualifying Tournament was suspended for the remainder of the day on Tuesday and will resume Wednesday morning at 9 AM.

Play was initially suspended due to a dangerous weather situation at 1:33 P.M., and called for the rest of the day at 4 P.M. Just 23 players completed round one before play was suspended, with 10 groups left to tee off. – to read more>

Daniel Miernicki claims medalist honours at PGA TOUR Canada’s California Q-School

PGA Tour Canada – April 11, 2014

44 players earn PGA TOUR Canada status for 2014

(April 11, 2014 – Beaumont, Calif.) – Santee, California’s Daniel Miernicki fired a final round 64 at Oak Valley Golf Club on Friday to win medalist honours at PGA TOUR Canada’s California Qualifying Tournament. Miernicki, a teammate of two-time PGA TOUR Canada winner Eugene Wong at the University of Oregon, carded eight birdies and finished 15-under total to win by two over three players.

44 players finished 1-over or better to earn status on PGA TOUR Canada for 2014, with 18 players earning exempt status. Whittier, California’s J.P. Brown, Montgomery, Alabama’s Hunter Hamrick and Phoenix, Arizona’s Devin Daniels all birdied the first hole of a six-way playoff to earn exempt status at 3-under par, while 1-over was the cutoff for conditional status.

Miernicki, who fired a 6-under 66 in round one, said he’s looking forward to playing in Canada this summer, especially alongside his old Ducks teammate.

“Planning a schedule when you don’t have status anywhere is tough, so to be able to look at 12 events and know you’ll be in is great,” said Miernicki, who along with Wong was named an All-American in 2012 and led Oregon to the semifinals of the NCAA tournaments. “Eugene and I had similar careers and we really pushed each other so hopefully we can do the same in Canada. We had some really great teams.”

The 21-year old admitted he wasn’t full of confidence heading into Friday’s final round, but was able to get on a run and put together a bogey-free 64, the best round of the week at Oak Valley.

“I played absolutely horrible yesterday and I got it around somehow, so I was pretty nervous going into today,” said Miernicki. “I just kind of found something and made pretty much everything, so that helps. I’ve been playing pretty well this year, and to do it when it counts means a lot.”

Two shots behind Miernicki were Quebec City, Quebec resident Aléxis Anghert, Leicester City, England’s Greg Eason and Longwood, Florida’s Sam Ryder, each at 13-under par.

Among the notables to earn exempt status were former NEC Series – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica winner Alan Wagner and Hunter Hamrick, a 3-time All-American at the University of Alabama.

Justin Kim lone Canadian to earn status

Hamilton, Ontario’s Justin Kim shot a final round 73 to finish at even par for the tournament and earn conditional status for 2014. The former PGA TOUR Canada member made one of four cuts in 2013 and will look to improve on a career-best finish of a tie for 57th at last year’s Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial.

Dramatic playoff ends with three quick birdies

J.P. Brown needed an eagle at the par-5 ninth, his final hole of the day, just to get into a six-way playoff for three exempt cards. He made the most of it by hitting his approach from a fairway bunker in the playoff to tap-in distance, securing his exempt status for 2014 along with Hamrick and Devin Daniels.

Three amateurs earn TOUR Canada cards

University of Central Florida senior Greg Eason, University of Arizona grad Trent Redfern and 16-year old Kristian Caparros all earned PGA TOUR Canada status, with Eason locking up exempt status with a T-2 finish. The 21-year old, who claimed his seventh collegiate win with UCF on Sunday, said it was a relief to know he had plans secured for his first summer as a professional.

“It’s a great feeling to know where I’ll be playing following this spring,” said Eason, who plans to turn professional following the NCAA Regional and National championships later this spring. “It’s been a bit of a crazy week but I’m really happy with how I’ve played. This gives me a lot of confidence.”

Orlando Q-School up next

PGA TOUR Canada heads to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Golf Resort outside Orlando, Florida next week for the second of three Qualifying Tournaments for 2014. A field of 132 will once again tee it up for 18 exempt cards, with the rest of the top-10 plus ties earning conditional status.

PGA TOUR Legend Deane Beman Appointed as Honorary Chairman and Ambassador of the Cape Breton Celtic Classic Presented by PC Financial

PGA Tour Canada – April 11, 2014

(April 11, 2014 – Sydney, NS) – Deane Beman, the legendary former Commissioner of the PGA TOUR, has been appointed as the Honorary Chairman and Ambassador of The Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial, a PGA TOUR Canada event taking place at The Lakes Golf Club near Sydney, Nova Scotia from September 1st to September 7th.

Deane R. Beman, the PGA TOUR’s second Commissioner, served from 1974 to 1994, and oversaw an explosive period of growth in TOUR history, making great strides in visibility, media coverage and charitable contributions for the game of golf.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be named Honorary Chairman and Ambassador of the Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial,” said Beman. “PGA TOUR Canada is an important stop on the journey of young players on their way to the PGA TOUR. This gives me another reason to visit Cape Breton, which I first visited 35 years ago and look forward to returning to this summer.”

Under Beman’s leadership, The TOUR expanded PGA TOUR Properties to 14 Tournament Players Clubs. In 1985, he brought PGA TOUR Entertainment (then Productions) in house to produce TV/audio-visual vignettes, commercials, and speciality pieces such as “Inside the PGA TOUR.” Beman’s other important innovations included a professional agronomy department, the TOUR’s statistics program, electronic scoreboards, the establishment of mobile fitness training centers and the birth of the Champions Tour in 1980 and the Web.com Tour in 1990. Beman was instrumental in bringing TOUR players closer to the ranks of other “major” sports with respect to player benefits when he instituted the Players Retirement Plan in 1983. Beman, in conjunction with the American Golf Sponsors and the TOUR, brought charitable donations to the forefront with more than $84.7 million in the 1990s alone.

“Deane’s contributions in the growth of the PGA TOUR and professional golf speak for themselves, and it’s an incredible thrill to have his support for this event,” said PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday. “Deane’s support should help show off Cape Breton Island as one of the world’s premier golf destinations and raise the profile of the event in the community and across the country. It will be a special privilege to have him at the event.”

Attending the Cape Breton Classic provides an incredible opportunity to experience world class golf at a PGA TOUR Canada event. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with PGA TOUR Canada players from Canada, Australia, the United States, South Africa, and nearly 20 other countries. All of these players are vying to finish the top five on the Order of Merit at season’s end, earning access to the Web.com Tour and taking the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

“We couldn’t be any more excited to have Deane’s support for our event,” said Kelly Dixon, Tournament Director with SDI Marketing and the Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial. “It goes without saying how important Deane has been to professional golf and we’re absolutely thrilled to have him as our Honorary Chairman and Ambassador.”

To sign up as a volunteer or for a paid caddy position ($35/per day), to purchase event tickets, and to find out more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can get involved in PGA TOUR Canada’s season, please visit: http://www.capebretoncelticclassic.ca/get-involved/

Cape Breton Celtic Classic

The 2014 Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial will take place September 1st to 7th at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Cape Breton. This is the only PGA TOUR Canada tournament on the east coast for 2014 and will combine the best of golf, charity, entertainment, food, and renowned east coast hospitality.

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

About SDI Marketing

Since 1988, SDI Marketing has been using imagination, innovation and energy, to be creative in marketing solution development for its client’s marketing initiatives. SDI has developed the reputation as a progressive company, focused on people and clients. The company’s unique combination of resources includes sports marketing services, brand awareness, loyalty programs and communication strategies. Now in its 25th year, SDI has grown to become a global marketing services company that delivers an element of “wow” with every interaction.

PGA TOUR Canada Players Finish Strong At Web.Com Tour Qualifying School

PGA Tour Canada – December 17, 2013

13 PGA TOUR Canada players finish in top 45, earn strong status for 2014 Web.com Tour

(December 17, 2013) – Four PGA TOUR Canada players finished in the top 10 at Web.com Tour Qualifying School, earning exempt status through the third re-order of the 2014 season, while nine more finished in the top 45, earning exempt status through the second re-order. – to read more>