Canadian Cory Renfrew earns his way into PGA Tour season opener

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Cory Renfrew (Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada/ Chuck Russell)

Victoria native Cory Renfrew posted a 7-under 65 to earn medalist honours at the Monday Qualifier for the Open – the season-opening event on the PGA Tour.

The 29-year-old collected eight birdies en route to a four-stroke victory over runners-up Ben Geyer, Eric Hallberg and David Bradshaw. The quartet completed the full field of 144 hoping to notch a win at Silverado Country Club in Napa, Calif.

Renfrew spent this past season honing his game on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit, finishing 40th on the money list.

This will be the UBC graduate’s third foray on the PGA Tour. He Monday qualified into the 2015 Waste Management Open and finished T59 and played in the 2012 RBC Canadian Open.

Renfrew will join fellow British Columbians Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, as well as, David Hearn (Brantford, Ont.) and Graham DeLaet (Weyburn, Sask.) to complete the Canadian contingent vying to begin the 2015-16 campaign with a victory.