WINDSOR, Ontario: It was Sam Choi’s day at the Ambassador Golf Club, snatching his very first win at the Windsor Championship. With a sizzling 25-under, he left no stone unturned. Despite a little hiccup with a bogey on the 14th, his back-to-back birdies sealed the deal.
Choi wasn’t alone in his performance highs. There was a tough race for the second spot with a whopping six-way tie! Names included Canadian hotshot Stuart Macdonald and USA’s talents like Cameron Sisk and Devon Bling, all finishing at 22-under 262.
But, it wasn’t just about the numbers. Choi shared an emotional moment post-game with his father-caddie, DooYoung, cherishing their journey together. He said, “I went to high school (in America after migrating from South Korea) and that’s been like 10 years ago already. It means a lot to get the job done with him, especially on the bag.”
Did you know? Sam Choi and Australian Jason Hong are the only players to have made the cut in all seven PGA TOUR Canada events this season!
Fortinet Cup’s Latest Updates!
- Davis Lamb (USA) remains the leader, wrapping up 17-under this round.
- Stuart Macdonald from Vancouver, didn’t just shine on the leaderboard, but also climbed two positions in the Fortinet Cup standings.
Fortinet Cup Standings
|1||Davis Lamb (United States)||1,117|
|2||Sam Choi (United States)||1,020|
|3||Stuart Macdonald (Canada)||707|
|4||John Pak (United States)||690|
|5||Étienne Papineau (Canada)||644|
|6||Devon Bling (United States)||587|
|7||Chris Korte (United States)||581|
|8||Davis Shore (United States)||527|
|9||David Kim (United States)||432|
|10||Brian Richey (United States)||404|
Fortinet Cup leader Davis Lamb remains in first place after finishing tied for 14th at 17-under. Lamb closed with a 70.
Highlights & Player Remarks
Eight players shared the top spot at some point during Sunday’s play. A special shoutout to Monday qualifier Ian Martin, who, in his first PGA TOUR Canada appearance, managed a commendable tie at 14th with a 17-under score.
PGA TOUR Canada is all set for a break, gearing up next for the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open in Winnipeg. Scheduled from Aug. 24-27, the event promises more thrilling golf action.
Before signing off, here’s a chuckler from our champ, Sam Choi: “I heard great things about (Windsor). I went to the casino a couple nights ago. It was fun. I lost a couple bucks, but finished first place today… it evens out, right?”