Three Canadians advance to finals in first wave of stage II Tour Qualifying School

Seann Harlingten
Seann Harlingten (Robert Laberge/ Getty Images)

BEAUMONT, Calif. – Three Canadians finished inside the Top-19 on Friday at the Oak Valley Golf Club to advance to the third and final stage of Tour Qualifying School.

The Canadian trio were led by Vancouver product Seann Harlingten, who fired four rounds in the 60s to capture sole possession of second place at 17-under par (67-67-68-69). Three strokes back of Harlingten was fellow countryman Aaron Cockerill, who carded a bogey-free final-round 69 en route to punching his ticket to the final stage. The Teulon, Man., native is coming off a full season on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada in which he posted two Top-10 finishes.

Rounding out the Canucks to advance was Calgary’s Ryan Yip, who closed at 8-under par for the tournament, highlighted by a second-round score of 65 (-7). Yip played on the Tour last season, where he recorded two Top-25 finishes.

Andrew Yun of Chandler, Ariz., took home medallist honours at 21-under par on the heels of an opening-round, tournament-low 62 (-10).

Canada’s David Rose, Robbie Greenwell and Ryan Williams fell short of the T19 cut-line required to advance at Oak Valley.

There are three stage II qualifying sites remaining, all taking place from Nov. 8–12 at various sites across the United States. Seven Canadians will tee-it-up in the remaining events, all looking to join Harlingten, Cockerill and Yip in the final stage where at the very least they will earn conditional status on the Tour in 2017.

The final stage will commence from Dec. 8–11 at the Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.

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