Goodwood, ON. – Peter Kuest finished atop the leaderboard, while Drew Nesbitt, Ryan Hall and David Carey earned their way through a playoff to secure the final qualifier exemptions in the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, June 6-11 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Ont.
Kuest, 24, from Fresno, Cal. shot a 6-under 66 to avoid being part of the playoff and felt everything was working for him today, “It’s a tough golf course so I figured just keep the ball in front of me and give myself some good looks at making a lower score and get a couple putts to drop and some of them went in. Tally them up at the end and a 66 so we’ll take it.”
Kuest will be making his third PGA Tour appearance of the season after having played at both the Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic where he finished T14.
Nesbitt, Hall and Carey emerged from a 4-for-3 playoff after shooting rounds of 67, good for 5-under. All four golfers were part of the morning flight and had to wait it out to learn their fate.
In the playoff, Nesbitt rolled in his putt for birdie, while Hall and Carey earned their pars to advance after one playoff hole. Carey’s drive fell into an unplayable lie, and he was forced to take relief, but put his third shot from 177 yards onto the green to make par.
Nesbitt, 28, from Horseshoe Valley, Ont. will be making his third appearance at the RBC Canadian Open having played in 2017 and 2019.
Hall, 23, from Knoxville, Ten. will be making his second appearance in a PGA Tour event this season after playing in the World Wide Technology Championship last November. He will be making his first appearance at the RBC Canadian Open.
Carey, 26, from Dublin, Ireland will also be making his first appearance at the RBC Canadian Open and second PGA Tour tournament this season, having played at the Valero Texas Open.
The RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier featured a field of 122 golfers, for full results click here.
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