Three Canadians inside the top 15 heading into final round of Qualifying

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LA QUINTA, Calif. – The Canadian contingent continues to impress at Final Qualifying with three players sitting inside the top 15 with one round left to play in the 108 hole marathon at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Cam Burke continued his strong play Monday, firing his fourth consecutive under-par round with a 3-under 69. The New Hamburg, Ont., native currently sits as the low Canadian in 11th place at 16-under par, a single stroke ahead of Toronto’s Albin Choi.

Choi soared up the leaderboard early in the day after turning the front-nine in 4-under 32, but suffered a double-bogey on par-3 13th to finish the fifth round in a tie for 12th after a 3-under 69.

Former World Amateur No. 1, Nick Taylor of Abbottsford, B.C., made another strong move in standings after carding a 4-under 68. Taylor currently sits in a tie for 14th at 14-under.

Justin Shin of Maple Ridge, B.C., Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., and Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont. all sit narrowly outside the top-45 heading into the final round in a tie for 52nd. Devin Carrey of Surrey, B.C., carded a 2-under 70 and is in a tie for 62nd after 90 holes.

Scott Pinckney of Utah regained the overall lead at 25-under-par after a 4-under 68 on Monday. Pinckney leads by two over Zack Fischer.

Full scores for the 11 Canadians in the field this week are below. The Canucks will look to finish inside the top-45 after 108 holes of play, which will give them exempt status until the Web.Com Tour’s second periodic re-order of the 2014 season. To see more on the qualifying breakdown, click here.

Canadian Scores after Round 5 of Final Qualifying

11. Cam Burke, New Hamburg, Ont. (-16) 67-72–67-69-69–344
T12. Albin Choi, Toronto, Ont. (-15) 69-71–67-69-69–345
T14. Nick Taylor, Abbottsford, B.C. (-14) 69-70–72-67-68–346
T52. Justin Shin, Maple Ridge, B.C. (-8) 64-74–73-69-72–352
T52. Roger Sloan, Merritt, B.C. (-8) 68-70–72-70-72–352
T52. Derek Gillespie, Oshawa, Ont. (-8) 71-67–72-67-75–352
T62. Devin Carrey, Surrey, B.C. (-7) 68-71–71-73-70–353
T98. Yohann Benson, Montreal, Que. (-3) 73-74–70-71-69–357
T127. Riley Wheeldon, Comox, B.C. (+3) 74-71–71-75-72–363
T127. Max Gilbert, St-Georges, Que. (+3) 73-74–74-72-70–363
T132. Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, B.C. (+4) 73-70-75-73-73–364

For complete scoring from Tour Final Qualifying, click here.