It was a showdown between Canadians to win the final spot available through RBC Canadian Open Monday qualifying at DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.
After Australian Cameron Percy and Michigan’s Joey Garber shot matching five-under 67s to share co-medallist honours and take the top two of the four spots available Monday, the other two were up for grabs in a playoff.
England’s Ben Taylor finished T3 at three-under-par with Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont.,, and Chris Hemmerich of Kitchener, Ont.
Taylor claimed his exemption on the first playoff hole thanks to a birdie on the par five 18th hole, leaving the showdown for the final spot between Conners and Hemmerich.
Conners prevailed on the second extra hole by making par on the par five first.
Conners will be competing in the Canadian Open for a fourth consecutive year.
“I’m really excited,” said Conners.
“I’ve been playing really well all year and I really like where my game is at. The atmosphere of being a Canadian and playing at the RBC Canadian Open is really cool,” he said.
“You see young kids who want autographs and there are a lot of people cheering for you, so it’s a great feeling and something that I’m looking forward to experiencing again,” said Conners.