Vancouver’s Ryan Williams named Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year


Sept 14, 2014 (ISN) – London, ON– Ryan Williams of Vancouver, British Columbia
was named the Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year on Sunday at the
Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, finishing as the top Canadian on the 2014
PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit and earning a $10,000 prize courtesy of Freedom 55

The 33-year old finished with $40,945 in earnings on the season, highlighted by
three top-10 finishes including his win. Williams finished 6th overall on the
Order of Merit and is exempt into the finals of the 2014 Tour Qualifying

“This was Freedom 55 Financial’s second year presenting the TOUR Championship of
Canada at Sunningdale Golf Club. We’re fortunate to be working with a partner
like PGA TOUR Canada who have given so many aspiring young players an opportunity
to move on to PGA TOUR success,” said Mike Cunneen, Senior Vice-President,
Freedom 55 Financial. “As a Canadian organization that believes in inspiring
freedom and confidence for the future, it was a privilege to recognize young
Canadian golfers on the Tour with the Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player Award,
and help them achieve their goals and dreams. We look forward to doing this again
next year.”

“We’re thrilled to see Ryan Williams put on a great performance this season to be
named Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year,” said PGA TOUR Canada
President Jeff Monday. “Our thanks and gratitude go out to Freedom 55 Financial
for all their support of PGA TOUR Canada, including these awards. Thanks to them,
some of our best and brightest players are able to take a big step forward in
achieving their goals and dreams.”

“To have a great Canadian organization like Freedom 55 Financial support me as I
continue to chase my dream is an incredible honour,” said Williams. “As Canadians
looking to make our way to the game’s highest level, knowing that we have an
extra award to play for each week means a lot.”

Freedom 55 Financial established the Canadian Player of the Week award in 2013 to
recognize top Canadian players on PGA TOUR Canada. At each PGA TOUR Canada
tournament, Freedom 55 Financial presented this award to the Canadian player who
had the lowest total score. Winners also received $1,500 to use toward attaining
future goals. Below are the winners of the award in 2014:

PC Financial Open – Eugene Wong (North Vancouver, BC) – Tied for 2nd

Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist – James Allenby
(Langley, BC) – Tied for 4th

Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON – Ryan Williams (Vancouver, BC) – 4th

SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel – Ted Brown (Peterborough, ON) – Tied
for 7th

The Players Cup – Matt Hill (Sarnia, ON) – Tied for 2nd

Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel – Ted Brown (Peterborough, ON) – Tied
for 7th

ATB Financial Classic – Cory Renfrew (Victoria, BC) – Tied for 4th

Forces and Families Open – Greg Machtaler (Summerland, BC) – WON

The Great Waterway Classic – Michael Gligic (Burlington, ON) – 4th

The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial – Michael Gligic (Burlington,
ON) – 2nd

Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial – Beon-Yeong Lee (Montreal,
QC) – Tied for 3rd

TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial – Ryan Williams
(Vancouver, BC) – WON

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