COURTENAY, B.C. – California’s David Bradshaw cruised to an eight stroke victory at PGA Tour Canada’s British Columbia Qualifying Tournament Friday, carding a final round 73 to finish 17-under par for the week. Bradshaw was among 18 players to earn exempt status and 42 total players to earn PGA Tour Canada cards for 2014.
The 31-year old Bradshaw coasted easily to the win on the heels of a brilliant start, including a course record 62 in Wednesday’s second round at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.
“Winning is always fun. I don’t care if it’s checkers or golf,” said Bradshaw. “I’m really looking forward to the first event, and I’m really looking forward to seeing Canada. This is my first time in Canada, and it’s been a heck of an experience.”
Bradshaw led by 11 strokes heading into the final day and extended his lead with an eagle on the first hole. The Shepherd University graduate admitted he lost focus for a stretch of holes coming in but was happy overall with his performance on the week.
“I think I had the bad mojo today, though I had my fair share and then some the first two days,” said Bradshaw. “I kind of felt like today was a little bit of a victory lap. I didn’t feel like anyone was going to be able to catch me. I knew I was playing well, but it’s so easy to get ahead of yourself.”
Bradshaw joins Qualifying Tournament medalists Jordan Krantz of Vermillion Bay, Ont. and Daniel Miernicki of Santee, California, who won the Florida and California Qualifying Tournaments respectively. Eight shots behind Bradshaw were Timothy Madigan, who fired a 5-under 67 on Friday, and Adam Long, who both finished at 9-under for the week.
Thirteen Canadians earned status on PGA Tour Canada for 2014, bringing the total number of Canadians with playing status for the year to 42. Below are the names and hometowns of each Canadian to earn status this week.
Player Result Hometown
Greg Machtaler T-4 Summerland, BC
Ben Silverman T-4 Thornhill, ON
Ted Brown T-11 Peterborough, ON
Adam Cornelson T-11 Langley, BC
Brad Clapp T-18 Chilliwack, BC
Riley Fleming T-30 Airdrie, AB
James Love T-30 Calgary, AB
Mitch Evanecz T-35 Red Deer, AB
James Seymour T-35 Aurora, ON
Kevin Stinson T-38 Mission, BC
Braeden Cryderman T-38 Huntsville, ON
Mitch Sutton T-38 London, ON
Brett Cairns T-38 Courtand, ON