Matt Hill of Bright’s Grove, Ont., and Cory Renfrew of Victoria have earned exemptions into next week’s RBC Canadian Open after finishing one-two, respectively, on the Canadian Tour’s Order of Merit following weekend play at the Players Cup in Winnipeg.
Hill leads the list with $47,350 after four events, with Renfrew back at $37,258.38. Renfrew edged Michael Gliglic of Burlington, Ont., who is third with $36,050 in four tournaments.
Hill’s tie for eighth in Winnipeg was his fourth consecutive top-10 this year, including a win at the Dakota Dunes Casino Open in Saskatoon a week ago. Renfrew tied for 38th at the Players Cup after winning the Syncrude Boreal Open in Fort McMurray, Alta., two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, a player who chose not to accept his Canadian Open exemption is illustrating that might be a wise choice as three-time Canadian Amateur champion Richard Scott shot a final round 66 on Sunday at the Web.com (formerly Nationwide) Tour’s Utah Championship.
Scott’s tie for ninth in Utah was his third consecutive top-10 finish and his fourth this season. He chose to decline his Canadian Open exemption because he was close to the top 25 on the tour’s money list who receive full time status on the PGA Tour next season.
Scott remains just outside the top 25 in 28th. Calgary’s James Love also tied for ninth in Utah, while Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., tied for 22nd.