His win at the Staal Foundation Open in Thunder Bay, Ont., also secured a spot for Taylor Moore of Edmond, Okla., in this week’s RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont.
The top three players on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit after the Thunder Bay event earned exemptions into the Open.
Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., leads with $106,383, followed by Moore with $53,392. Also earning a spot this week is Adam Cornelson of Langley, B.C., who is third on the Order of Merit with $37,297.
“I can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,” said Cornelson on Sunday.
“I was sweating it out today a little bit. I just got goosebumps. I’m definitely going to soak it in, it will be my first PGA Tour event,” he said.
“To see guys like Jason Day and Dustin Johnson out there, it will be amazing. Hopefully, come Thursday, I’ll have my game face on and be ready to go,” said Cornelson.