It was a strenuous day of golf Thursday at the Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., but four players survived the demanding 36-hole affair and head into the final day of the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.
The championship’s No.1 seed Billy Walsh captured the Stan Leonard bracket, with the 60-seeded Christophe Belair winning the Al Balding bracket. No. 15 Chris Barber was the victor of the George Knudson bracket with No. 3 Dave Levesque winning the Moe Norman bracket.
As has been the case since the championship’s relaunch in 2011, this year’s championship is contested as a match play event with players from the four brackets—Stan Leonard, George Knudson, Al Balding and Moe Norman—looking to advance through the five rounds to the final championship match.
Friday’s semi-final matches—Walsh versus Belair and Barber versus Levesque—are slated to take place Friday morning. The two winners of the semi finals will square off later in the afternoon in the championship’s final match.
With 60 PGA of Canada Player Ranking points awarded to the winner of this year’s championship, Walsh and Levesque have an opportunity to jump to the top of the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC pile.
The player who sits atop the rankings at the conclusion of the PGA Championship of Canada earns an exemption into this year’s RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club in L’Île-Bizard, Que.