CAMBRIDGE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – The third of three RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers took place Monday at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont. with Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont. claiming medalist honours in a playoff to earn a place in the field at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club, July 21-27, 2014.
Gligic, who recently moved to Kitchener, Ont. and plays out of the Whistle Bear Golf Club, fired a 5-under 67 Monday and shared the clubhouse lead with Mark Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont. through 18 holes. Gligic birdied the second playoff hole to outlast Hoffman and earn his second trip to the RBC Canadian Open after previously earning an exemption in 2012.
A member of PGA Tour Canada, Gligic previously won the 2012 ATB Financial Classic and finished second on the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit in 2012.
A total of 143 players competed over 18 holes of stroke play at Whistle Bear Golf Club with the top-15 percent of the field and ties (next 22 competitors and ties for a total of 27 players) finishing at even-par or better to advance to the final Monday Qualifier on July 21st at Club de Golf St-Raphaël in Île-Bizard, Que.