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Max Gilbert wins Tour Championship of Canada


Max Gilbert has done it folks. Tell them what I mean, TSN:

Max Gilbert shot 6-under-par 66 on Sunday and won the Tour Championship of Canada by a single stroke. Gilbert  finished  72 holes at 20-under-par  268 at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club’s Championship Course and secured his first PGA Tour Canada win.

Yeah buddy! What a finish, aye? No, really, it was quite a finish:

Gilbert started the final round one stroke off Murphy’s  pace and mixed an eagle with five birdies and a bogey to surpass the overnight leader and secure his maiden victory on tour.

The pair were tied entering the par-4 17th, where Gilbert tallied a birdie to go ahead for good.

At the last, Murphy’s 25-foot birdie effort popped out of the cup, allowing Gilbert to 2-putt from 15 feet for the win.

Aw, duuude! It was like a movie ending. Here’s some other finishes:

Overnight  leader  Trevor Murphy shot 68  and ended a stroke back at 19-under, while  defending champion Eugene Wong (67) and Jose Toledo (66) tied for third at 14-under. Nathan Tyler (68) and Alex Kang (73) shared fifth at minus-13.

The  top-five  players on the Order  of Merit at  the end of this event gained Web.com  Tour  status for  next season.  They were:  (1) Mackenzie Hughes, (2) Riley Wheeldon, (3) Hubbard, (4) Hugo Leon and (5) Wil Collins.

Well, congrats to Mr. Gilbert.

 

 

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