Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor’s fortunes ran parallel on the weekend, as the Abbotsford golfers both finished tied for 15th at the Canadian Tour’s Dakota Dunes Casino Open in Saskatoon.
Hadwin was making a rare CanTour start due to a week off in the Web.com Tour (formerly known as the Nationwide Tour) schedule. He finished with a five-under 67 in Sunday’s final round to end up at 11 under par, after opening with rounds of 72, 67 and 71.
Taylor, a CanTour regular, was under par in each of his first three rounds, shooting 70, 66 and 68. He took a step back on Sunday, carding a one-over 73 to finish eight strokes back of winner Matt Hill, who beat Will Strickler in a playoff.
Hadwin and Taylor each earned $2,260, and Taylor sits seventh on the CanTour order of merit.
HADWIN IN CANADIAN OPEN FIELD
Hadwin, as expected, has been granted an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open. The PGA Tour event runs July 23-29 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ont.
Hadwin has won the Rivermead Challenge Cup, emblematic of the low Canadian at the national championship, each of the past two years. After finishing T37 in 2010, he captured the imagination of Canadian golf fans in 2011 by contending for the title on the final day, ultimately finishing T4 at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.