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Stephen Ames birdied the penultimate hole to hold off Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly and win the Principal Charity Classic by one stroke. It is his third win of the season, which ties him with Stricker for the most so far this year. Ames improved to 4 for 8 when leading or co-leading a tournament entering the final round and has converted three times after being 1 for 5. The win moves Ames up to second in the Charles Schwab Cup standings behind Stricker, who was looking for his third straight win after winning back-to-back majors. Defending champion Kelly closed with two birdies over his final three holes, but he had to settle for par on the 18th which kept him out of a playoff.

1Stephan Ames66-66-67-17 

NEXT EVENT: American Family Insurance Championship (Jun 9)



Viktor Hovland birdied two of his final four holes to force a playoff before sinking a seven-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial. It was his fourth career PGA Tour victory. Denny McCarthy, who bogeyed the 18th hole twice – once in regulation and again in the playoff – finished runner-up for the first time in his career in his 156th start. Scottie Scheffler, who made the weekend cut on the number, finished third and missed the playoff by one shot. Sheffler has not finished worse than 12th in his 13 starts this year. …Taylor Pendrith equaled his highest score to par on the PGA Tour

T60Taylor Pendrith77-69-76-76+10
MCMackenzie Huges75-70-73-72+2
MCAdam Hadwin75-73
MCAdam Svensson69-79
MCCorey Conners77-75

NEXT EVENT: RBC Canadian Open (Jun 8)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Wil Bateman, Aaron Cockerill, Corey Conners, Myles Creighton, Taylor Durham, Michael Gligic, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes, Drew Nesbitt, Daniel Kim, Stuart Macdonald, Etienne Papineau, Taylor Pendrith, Ben Silverman, Roger Sloan, Adam Svensson, Sebastian Szirmak, Nick Taylor, Johnny Travale, Mike Weir


Rose Zhang made a par putt on the second playoff hole to win the Mizuho Americas Open in her first professional LPGA start. The 20-year-old is the first to win on the Tour while making her pro debut since Beverley Hanson in 1951, and she’s only the eighth woman to win in her first LPGA start since 1992. She’s also the fourth ever player to win on Tour using a sponsor invite. Two weeks ago Zhang won the NCAA individual title in her final tournament as a college player. Jennifer Kupcho, also a former NCAA champion, finished runner-up. … Brooke Henderson, who was two shots back to start the final round, will be looking to defend the first of two titles she won in 2022 this week at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. …Golf Canada women’s team member Lauren Kim finished tied for ninth in the AJGA portion of the event, which was played using the modified Stableford format. …Fellow team member Michelle Liu was T14 while Team Canada NextGen members Vanessa Borovilos finished 12th, Luna Lu was 21st, and Vanessa Zhang was T22.

T33Brooke Henderson69-70-76-73E
T49Maddie Szeryk73-72-69-78+4
MCMaude-Aime Leblanc74-78

NEXT EVENT: Mizuho Americas Open (Jun 1)

CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Alena Sharp


Jorge Fernandez Valdes made a birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Trent Phillips in the UNC Health Championship. It was his first career title and moved him to No. 10 on the points list. The top 30 at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for the 2024 season. Phillips birdied four of his last six holes to force the playoff. …Wil Bateman recorded his fifth top-40 result of the season.

T37Wil Bateman69-69-70-70-2
MCRoger Sloan72-69 

NEXT EVENT: BMW Charity Pro-Am (Jun 8)



Tom McKibbin birdied two of his final four holes for a two-shot victory at the European Open. It was the first career win for the Northern Irelander who made the move up from the Challenge Tour this year. Marcel Siem, Maximilian Kieffer and Julien Guerrier all finished in a tie for second. Siem and Kieffer were looking to become the first German golfers to win a tour event on home soil in 15 years. German players have won six events in the last 10 months on the European tour after previously not having won since 2014. There were no Canadians entered in the event.

NEXT EVENT: Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed (Jun 8)



Myles Creighton carded a final round 68 to win the Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship by a single stroke. It was his first career win in 27 starts on the development tour and the victory moves him into top spot in the Totalplay Cup standings. With two events left in the season, Creighton can secure exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour next year if he can maintain that position. The top five players in the standings will also earn an exemption into the final stage of the 2023 PGA Tour Q-School. …Max Sekulic notched his fifth top-30 result of the season

1Myles Creighton66-66-69-68-19
T28Max Sekulic73-69-71-69-6
T40Stuart Macdonald71-71-69-74-3
MCBlair Bursey73-75
WDJoey Savoie80 

NEXT EVENT: Jalisco Open GDL (Jun 22)


Alena Sharp birdied two of her final three holes for a two-stroke victory at the Champions Fore Change Invitational. It’s her second career win on the developmental tour, the first since 2014. It’s her second top-five finish in four starts this season. With the win, she moves up to No. 8 in the Race for the Card standings. The top 10 players at the end of the year will earn LPGA Tour membership for next season. …Selena

Costabile, who was tied for second after the first round, notched her fourth top-15 result of the season.

1Alena Sharp67-64-68 -17
T14Selena Costabile66-71-72 -7
MCSarah-Eve Rehaume77-76

NEXT EVENT: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship (Jun 9)

CANADIANS ENTERED:  Mary Parsons, Selena Costabile, Kate Johnston, Christina Foster (reserve), Josee Doyon (reserve), Megan Osland (reserve)