Round 4 – Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament (USA East #1) 41 players earn Mackenzie Tour status
Final Leaderboard (Bold denotes Canadian):
1. Seth Reeves- 67 (-12)
2. Sam Love – 71 (-9)
3. Bradley Caldwell – 68 (-8)
4. Trevor Cone – 70 (-4)
SETH REEVES TAKES MEDALIST HONOURS AT Q-SCHOOL, 41 PLAYERS EARN MACKENZIE TOUR STATUS
(March 26, 2016 – Kissimmee, Fla.) – Suwanee, Georgia’s Seth Reeves finished up a final round 5-under 67 on Saturday morning at Reunion Resort and Spa’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course to take medalist honours at the first of four Qualifying Tournaments for the 2016 Mackenzie Tour season.
The 25-year old, a former NCAA All-American at Georgia Tech, won by three shots over Sam Love to earn fully exempt status for the upcoming year.
“It’s huge. Not having to worry about the re-shuffle or anything is pretty cool, but knowing what I’m going to do this summer is great. I haven’t been up in Canada very much, so I’m excited to join the tour and have some fun and have a good summer,” said Reeves.
New Hamburg, Ontario’s Cam Burke finished T7 and was the low Canadian thanks to closing rounds of 68-69 and will be exempt through the season’s first four events. A two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion, Burke will have Mackenzie Tour status for the first time in his career.
“It’s really important to have that locked down and to know that I’m going to have a good summer ahead of me and a quality place to play; that’s the most important thing,” said Burke.
In total, 41 players finished T32 to earn Mackenzie Tour status for the upcoming year.
Below are notes on the top 16 players from this week’s Q-School:
Seth Reeves: Twice named an All-American at Georgia Tech, where he was also an Academic All-American.
Sam Love: University of Alabama-Birmingham graduate played on Web.com Tour in 2015, making five cuts in 19 starts including a T9 at the United Leasing Championship.
Bradley Caldwell: Former men’s and women’s golf coach at North Greenville University, where he captured five career victories.
Trevor Cone: Twice named an All-American at Virginia Tech, where he compiled the second best career scoring average in program history.
Dylan Freeman: Helped College of Coastal Georgia (NAIA) to 2014 National Championship.
Bobby Wyatt: Was twice named a 1st team All-American during a stellar career at the University of Alabama and once shot 57 in the 2010 Alabama Boys’ State Championship.
T.J. Howe: Former All-American at Penn State was also an All-State High School basketball player at Elkland Area High School in Elkland, PA.
Cam Burke: Two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion was a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team and made six cuts in 16 Web.com Tour starts in 2014.
Justin Bates: First time Mackenzie Tour member made one PGA TOUR Latinoamérica start in 2015this year (T36, Mazatlan Open).
Christopher Wolfe: Made 11 Mackenzie Tour starts in 2014 and finished T10 at The Great Waterway Classic.
Sebastian Szirmak: Toronto native played at the University of New Orleans and University of Louisville and has made three cuts in five career Mackenzie Tour starts.
Sean Dale: University of North Florida product was a three-time All-American and previously held Mackenzie Tour status in 2014.
Colin Mongale: Former Magnolia Amateur champion played college golf at Jacksonville University.
Tain Lee: Held Web.com Tour status in 2015 and made five cuts in 20 starts. Won 2010 Jack Nicklaus Award as top player in NCAA Division III golf at Claremont McKenna College.
FINAL SCORES FOR MACKENZIE TOUR STATUS:
1st (Exempt for 2016 season): -12/1st
16th (Exempt through 1st re-shuffle): -3/T11
40th plus ties (Conditional status): +4/T32