Mackenzie cruises to win in Alberta
08/03/2014 5:23 PM
08/03/2014 5:25 PM
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Brock Mackenzie closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday and won the ATB Financial Classic by four strokes.
Mackenzie finished at 27-under-par 261. This was his second victory on the PGA Tour Canada. He was the runner-up in British Columbia earlier this year.
Joel Dahmen fired an 8-under 64 at Sirocco Golf Club to gain a tie for second. He ended alongside Stephen Carney (68) at 23-under-par 265. Cory Renfrew (67) and Brady Schnell (69) were one stroke back at minus-22.
Ted Brown closed with a 66 and ended alone in sixth at 21-under-par 267. Ryan Brehm matched Dahmen's 64 to jump into seventh place at minus-20.
Mackenzie got going with a pair of pars before dropping in back-to-back birdie efforts at three and four. He followed a birdie on the eighth with another on No. 9 as he made the turn at 25-under.
The 33-year-old poured in three birdies in a 4-hole span from the 11th to jump to 28-under par. He led Carney by five at that point.
Mackenzie faltered to bogeys on the 15th and 17th to cut into his lead, but a birdie at the last closed out the comfortable win for Mackenzie.
Carney had two birdies and a bogey on the front nine. Around the turn, he birdied three of four holes from the 11th to move to 23-under. Carney traded a bogey for a birdie from the 15th, then he parred the final two to share second.
Dahmen birdied the first, but dropped shots at the third and fifth. He bounced back with birdies at six and seven. He followed that with an eagle on the par-5 eighth to move to 18-under.
Around the turn, he made five birdies between the 11th and 17th to leap to minus-23. He parred the last to tie Carney.
NOTES: Mackenzie will jump into the top five on the money list ... This marks the first time since 2010 that Mackenzie has two top-5 finishes in the same season ... The tour heads to Ontario next week for a new event, the Forces and Families Open.
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