Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., continued his record-breaking season Sunday, capturing the Players Cup to become the first player in the PGA Tour era on the Mackenzie Tour to win three times in a season.
McCarthy shot a final-round, seven-under 64 at Niakwa Country Club in Winnipeg to win by seven over Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., and Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., guaranteeing himself Web .com Tour status for 2016.
“It feels amazing. It hasn’t fully set in and I’m kind of shaking here,” McCarthy said. “It never gets old and it feels better every time. Each time is a new test and I’m very happy with the way I did today.”
The win adds another chapter to what has already been a record-breaking season, with McCarthy matching his own record for the lowest 72-hole total on the Mackenzie Tour, as well as the largest margin of victory, set earlier this season at the GolfBC Championship.
In addition to becoming the first three-time winner in a season, McCarthy is the first player to surpass $100,000 in single season earnings, now at $105,428 for the year. He has also earned a spot in the RBC Canadian Open field at Glen Abbey.
With the Players Cup win, McCarthy adds his name to a list of champions that includes PGA TOUR players Erik Compton, Graham DeLaet and a long list of other legends of the game, including Moe Norman.
With a total score of 18-under par in a tie for second place, Gligic finished as the top Canadian on the leaderboard, earning Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week honours and a $2,500 prize.
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