A dozen Canadians have been confirmed for next week’s RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont.
Joining PGA Tour players David Hearn, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir will be Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont.
Tournament exemptions have also been given to national team members Hugo Bernard of Mont St-Hilaire, Que., Calgary’s Jared du Toit and Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Ont.
This will also be the second consecutive year in which Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., has earned his place with a victory in the previous year’s Canadian Mid-Amateur championship.
PGA of Canada professional Dave Levesque of Montréal earned his way into the field by claiming the No. 1 position on the PGA of Canada player rankings.
Branson Ferrier of Barrie, Ont., shot four-under 68 to top the 144-player field at an Ontario Regional Qualifier to earn his ticket in.