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PGA TOUR CANADA - Staal Foundation Open Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, July 17th through Sunday, July 20th
SITE: Whitewater Golf Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Thomas McBroom (2004)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,293
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 421 Yds10 - Par 4 451 Yds
2 - Par 4 389 Yds11 - Par 4 461 Yds
3 - Par 5 580 Yds12 - Par 5 545 Yds
4 - Par 4 467 Yds13 - Par 3 176 Yds
5 - Par 3 212 Yds14 - Par 4 343 Yds
6 - Par 4 437 Yds15 - Par 3 202 Yds
7 - Par 5 583 Yds16 - Par 4 421 Yds
8 - Par 3 189 Yds17 - Par 4 349 Yds
9 - Par 4 477 Yds18 - Par 5 590 Yds
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36 3,755 Yds36 3,538 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  None
Total Purse:  $150,000 (Canadian)
Shares:  1st Place - $27,000; 2nd Place - $16,200; 3rd Place - $10,200
 
Past Staal Foundation Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
20141st Year of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Brad Clapp10th on money list, T-2 at PC Financial Open
Joel DahmenWon PC Financial Open and Syncrude Boreal Open
Matt HarmonWon SIGA Dakota Dunes Open, 3rd on money list, 3 top-10's
Matt Hill9th on money list, T-2 at the Players Cup
Robert S. Karlsson6th on money list, 3 top-10 finishes
Brock Mackenzie8th on money list, T-2 at Island Savings Open
Timothy MadiganWon the Players Cup, 2nd on money list, 3 top-3 finishes
Richard McDonald5th on money list, 2 runner-up finishes
Josh PersonsWon Bayview Place Island Savings Open, 4th on money list
Eugene Wong7th on money list, T-2 at PC Financial Open

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Richard McDonald
Darkhorse - Matt Hill
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Robert S. Karlsson) - Finished tied for 24th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Brady Schnell) - Finished tied for 35th
 
NOTES:The PGA Tour Canada heads to Ontario this week for the inaugural
Staal Foundation Open. The top-14 players on the money list are in the field, including every tournament winner from this season.

Joel Dahmen is the only player with two victories in 2014, having captured the PC Financial Open and Syncrude Boreal Open. He currently leads the money list with $58,878 in earnings, $5,418 ahead of Timothy Madigan. Madigan, who won the Players Cup last week, has 3 top-3 finishes this year and has not missed a cut in all five tournaments this season.

The tournament is being played at Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The course was designed by award-winning, Canadian golf course architect Thomas McBroom and opened for play in 2004.

The PGA Tour Canada will travel to Alberta in two weeks for the ATB Financial Classic in Calgary, where Joe Panzeri captured the 2013 title.

07/15 18:51:52 ET

As of July 15, 2014, at 06:52 PM ET

Canadian Tour News
· Homan birdies final hole to win Staal Foundation Open

· Homan moves ahead by 2 at Staal Foundation Open

· Homan, Eason share lead in Thunder Bay

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