A two stage qualifying procedure for the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal will feature three regional qualifying competitions in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, followed by a final qualifying event on Monday, July 21 at Club de Golf St-Raphaël in Île-Bizard, Que.
The Open is scheduled for July 24-27.
The first regional qualifier will take place June 9 at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, followed by a second regional event at Elm Ridge Country Club in Île-Bizard, Que., on June 16.
The third and final regional qualifier will take place June 23 at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont.
Each of the three regional qualifiers will feature 18 holes of stroke play with the low qualifier at each site receiving an exemption directly into the Canadian Open field provided the starting field is a minimum of 100 competitors at each site.
The top 15 per cent of finishers at each regional qualifying competition are eligible to compete at final qualifying. The top 15 per cent will not include the low qualifier when over 100 competitors participate and a direct exemption is provided.
The entry deadline for the British Columbia regional qualifier is Monday, June 2, while all entries for the Quebec regional qualifier is Monday, June 9. The entry deadline for the Ontario regional qualifier is Monday, June 16.
Final qualifying is scheduled for Monday, July 21st at Club de Golf St-Raphaël The final qualier will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with a minimum of four spots directly into the Open field. The entry deadline is Monday, July 14.
In all, a total of 24 exemptions, including the seven awarded through regional and final qualifiers are available for the 2014 Open.
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