Josh Persons of Fargo, N.D., held steady with an even par 70 on Sunday at Uplands Golf Club to win the Bayview Place Island Savings Open in Victoria, his first PGA Tour Canada victory.
Persons, 30, converted a tricky two-putt on the 18th green to win by one over 2010 winner Brock Mackenzie of Washington and PGA Tour Canada rookie Tim Madigan of New Mexico.
The win moves Persons to no. 2 on the Order of Merit behind PC Financial Open champion Joel Dahmen.
“I made some big putts. Things went my way today,” said Persons, who added that the win gives him a whole new outlook on the rest of the season.
“It sets you up in a great spot. It puts you near the top of the list. It can’t be better than to get a win,” said Persons, who came into Sunday’s final round with a two-stroke lead over Madigan, Mackenzie and playing partner Garrett Sapp of California.
James Allenby of Langley, B.C., shot a final round 68 to finish at 10-under par and in a tie for fourth, earning him Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Week honours.
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