Kramer Hickok of Dallas closed with an eight-under 64 on Sunday at National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil, Ont., then defeated Johnny Ruiz of Camarillo, Calif., in a playoff to win the Ontario Championship, his second Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada win of the season.
Hickok posted his second straight round of 64, going 16-under on the weekend to post the lead at 19-under in the clubhouse, then drained a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, the fourth hole of a playoff, to defeat Ruiz and solidify his position atop the Order of Merit and guarantee a spot in the top five that earn Web.com Tour status for 2018.
With a score of 13-under that left him tied for ninth, Vancouver’s Seann Harlingten finished as the top Canadian on the leaderboard, earning Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week honours and a $2,500 prize.
All the scores are here.
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Stephen Ames finished the Japan Airlines Championship with an even par 72 that left him tied for 15th at eight under.
Rod Spittle also finished the final round at even par to leave him tied for 24th at six under.
The final leaderboard is here.