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Golf Canada – 26 others advanced to the RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier taking place on July 23rd at Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster, Ont.

ACTON, Ont. – There was nothing but beautiful blue skies at Blue Springs Golf Club as 144 players competed in hopes of earning a direct exemption into the 2018 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. from July 23-29.  

Nyasha Mauchaza, a Zimbabwe native, posted a 6-under 66 to claim medallist honours at the second of three Regional Qualifying events and punch his ticket to his first RBC Canadian Open.

“In my preparation, I just tried my best to get the shots I needed,” said Mauchaza, greenside at the 18th hole. “Reflecting on the positives and the negatives, I’m just really delighted with the way I played.”

Mauchaza, who began the day on the 10th hole, opened with a 4-under 32 on the back-nine. The 30-year-old finished the round with three birdies in a row across his final six holes to secure his victory atop the leaderboard.

Defending champion and Team Canada alumnus Matt Hill of Sarnia, Ont., finished two strokes behind the lead at 4 under par. He is joined by fellow Team Canada graduate Chris Hemmerich of Guelph, Ont., who closed the 18-hole stroke play event at 2 under par. 

Hill, Hemmerich and 24 other competitors, excluding the low medallist, advanced to the RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier taking place on July 23rd at Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster, Ont.

The first RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford, B.C., saw Matt Matheson shoot a 5-under-par 65 to earn medallist honours and advance to the final qualifying event.

A third regional qualifier will take place on June 18th at Le Blainvillier in Blainville, Qué.

Full results can be found here.

Note to Media: Photos from the event can be found here

THE FOLLOWING GOLFERS ADVANCED TO THE FINAL QUALIFIER

1. Nyasha Mauchaza, Port Saint Lucie, FL, *34-32-66 -6
2. Matt Hill, Forest, ON, *34-34-68 -4
2. Bennett Ruby (a), Waterloo, ON, *34-34-68 -4
4. James Seymour, Aurora, ON, *35-34-69 -3
4. Adrian Cord, Toronto, ON, *36-33-69 -3
6. Robert Wilkinson (a), Dundas, ON, *35-35-70 -2
6. Philip Arci (a), Vaughan, ON, *37-33-70 -2
6. Gordon Burns, Holland Landing, ON, *34-36-70 -2
6. Chris Wilson, Toronto, ON, *35-35-70 -2
6. Chris Hemmerich, Kitchener, ON, *34-36-70 -2
11. Justin Yong Woo Kim, Hamilton, ON, *35-36-71 -1
11. Freddy D'Angelo (a), Fonthill, ON, *33-38-71 -1
11. Michael Gligic, Kitchener, ON, *38-33-71 -1
11. Nick Kenney, Mississauga, ON, *34-37-71 -1
11. G.W. King, Thornbury, ON, *34-37-71 -1
11. Luke Ovenden, Georgetown, ON, *36-35-71 -1
11. Brendan Seys (a), Port Lambton, ON, *36-35-71 -1
11. Jake McNulty, Port Perry, ON, *34-37-71 -1
11. Sebastian Szirmak, Toronto, ON, *38-33-71 -1
20. Terry Obrien, Barrie, ON, *33-39-72 E
20. Greg Lewis, Dundas, ON, *36-36-72 E
20. Brett Cairns, Courtland, ON, *37-35-72 E
20. Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON, *38-34-72 E
20. Jake Montemurro, Toronto, ON, *36-36-72 E
20. Jacob Presutti (a), Brampton, ON, *36-36-72 E
20. Branson Ferrier, Barrie, ON, *37-35-72 E
20. Matt Lemay (a), Waterloo, ON, *35-37-72 E

GOLF CANADA
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ABOUT THE 2018 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $6.2 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 23-29, 2018 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support the Golf Canada Foundation as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, BMW Group Canada, Steamwhistle, ZTE, Levelwear, Glenlivet, Golf Town, Coca-Cola, Commissionaires and the Government of Canada. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736. Follow the RBC Canadian Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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For more information:

Samantha Sokol
Media and Public Relations
Golf Canada
(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 316
(e) ssokol@golfcanada.ca