Two Canadians move inside top-20 at Final Qualifying

Cam Burke

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Two Canadians soared up the leaderboard at Final Qualifying on Saturday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont., snuck inside the top-15 after a 5-under 67 moved him up 12 spots the leaderboard at the midway point of the 108-hole marathon. Toronto’s Albin Choi also carded a 5-under 67 to leap into a tie for 16th at 9-under par for the tournament.

A handful of Canadians sit in good position after 54 holes including, Devin Carrey of Surrey, B.C., who carded a 1-under 71 to share 31st place alongside Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., and Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C.

First round leader Justin Shin of Maple Ridge, B.C., carded a 1-over 73 on Saturday to slip into a tie for 42nd with Abbottsford, B.C., native Nick Taylor.

Steve Saunders of Albuquerque, New Mexico currently holds the overall lead at 17-under 199 after a third round 5-under 67.

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 3 of Final Qualifying

T12. Cam Burke, New Hamburg, Ont. (-10) 67-72–67–206
T16. Albin Choi, Toronto, Ont. (-9) 69-71–67–207
T31. Derek Gillespie, Oshawa, Ont. (-6) 71-67–72–210
T31. Roger Sloan, Merritt, B.C. (-6) 68-70–72–210
T31. Devin Carrey, Surrey, B.C. (-6) 68-71–71–210
T42. Nick Taylor, Abbottsford, B.C. (-5) 69-70–72–211
T42. Justin Shin, Maple Ridge, B.C. (-5) 64-74–73–211
T105. Riley Wheeldon, Comox, B.C. (E) 74-71–71–216
T111. Yohann Benson, Montreal, Que. (+1) 73-74–70–217
T122. Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, B.C. (+2) 73-70-75–218
T139. Max Gilbert, St-Georges, Que. (+5)  73-74–74–221

For complete scoring from Tour Final Qualifying, click here.