Davison wins the GolfBC Championship for his second title of the season

Oct 03, 2021

 

Davison wins the GolfBC Championship for second title of the season

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 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 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.

Key Information

  • The top-five on the Points List remained unchanged from last week, with only the order different—Callum Davison replacing Noah Steele at the top, with Steele dropping to second and last week’s No. 2, Brendan Leonard, now No. 3. Michael Blair and Raoul Menard round out the top five in the same positions they were in when the week began.
  • Callum Davison and Ilirian Zalli, of Vancouver, were the only three players to shoot all four rounds in the 60s.
  • At No. 74, American Hojin Kang, with 61.25 points, and everybody on the Points List above him, can still mathematically finish in the top five, which is important as the top-five finishers after next week’s season-ending Reliance Properties DC Bank Open presented by Times Colonist will earn 2022 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada status.
  • Twenty-nine players shot under-par in the final round, with 19 shooting rounds in the 60s.
  • Three Ontario golfers tied for the low round of the day, a 5-under, 66: Ancaster’s Michael Blair, Cobourg’s Mac Carter, and Matthew Scobie of Oshawa.
  • Calvin Ross had the biggest improvement of the day. The Frederiction native posted an even par round of 71, 11 shots better than his 82 on Friday.
  • The top-five players on the final Points List will earn 2022 PGA TOUR Canada membership. First place on the Points List will receive fully exempt status for the 2022 PGA TOUR Canada season, while those in the second-through-fifth positions will earn exempt status up until the first reshuffle based on player performance.

Quotable

“It’s so nice that my hard work this offseason is paying off. It just shows that if I can get it in the fairway, the rest of my game is there.” –Callum Davison

“I was three years old when I started. I picked it up that way. I feel like there are so many ways of playing golf. I’ve had two or three coaches try to change me, and I’ve always thought that I can play this way. I don’t need to switch. You look at Jim Furyk, Matthew Wolfe, there are so many guys. You can make it happen.” –Callum Davison on being the only player on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada using a cross-handed swing for full shots

 “It’s actually given me great confidence for Uplands Golf Club. I’m going to go home and have a little bit of rest, work on my game a little bit and hopefully I get to lift the trophy next week.” –Yi Cao on his second-place finish

  Final-Round Weather:

Hot and sunny. High of 27. Wind S at 15 kph.

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