Vancouver’s Ryan Williams carded a final round 68 to reach 14-under par and win by one over fellow British Columbian Adam Cornelson and Clayton Rask of Minnesota at the Tour Championship of Canada at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London, Ont.
The win moved Williams to No. 6 on the Order of Merit, earning an exemption into the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.
“I wish there were more tournaments left on this tour,” said Williams.
“I’ve been out on this tour for six or seven years. My best finish was last year, second place. I had a putt to force a playoff on the last hole (at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic) and thankfully, I had a putt today to win a tournament,” he said.
“A lot of hard work and a lot of people to thank, but this is very rewarding to me,” added Williams.
Williams began the day two shots off Rask’s 54-hole lead and after making the turn at even par, he had four birdies coming in.
After Cornelson, playing in the group ahead, made bogey after a wayward drive and Rask couldn’t convert a par putt after missing the green long, Williams needed just a two-putt from 35 feet to secure his first PGA Tour Canada victory.
“I was a little in shock. I had to ask my caddie Rob if that was the winning putt,” admitted Williams.
“I was trying not to get ahead of myself too much. I was just trying to make the putt and see what happened from there. I knew where I stood, I was just trying to take the pressure off myself,” he said.
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