Taylor Moore of Edmond, Okla., shot a final round, six-under 66 on Sunday at Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ont., to win the Staal Foundation Open for his first Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada win.
Moore carded five birdies, an eagle and one bogey to win by three over Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont.
Starting the day with a one-stroke lead over California’s Tain Lee, Moore started steadily, but was quickly caught by Conners, who birdied his first three holes to tie Moore’s lead.
Moore came back with three birdies and an eagle from from holes three through seven to take control, adding a birdie at the 10th to take a four-shot lead with eight holes to go.
“Corey came out of the gates hot and birdied the first three, so I knew I couldn’t just sit there and be complacent,” said Moore.
Conners says the seventh hole was a pivotal point in the round.
“Taylor had a great eagle on No. 7, made a great putt and I walked out of there with a par so that was a bit of a swing,” said Conners, who finished the day with a 67.
“I played pretty well, got off to a really nice start. I’m happy with my game all around,” said Conners, who won Freedom 55 Canadian Player of the Week honours.
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