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Duncan native captures his second Mackenzie Tour event, winning at Gallagher's Canyon

Davison snags GolfBC title

Callum Davison has made the most of his decision to join the Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada.

The 21-year-old Duncan native struggled off the tee on the Forme Tour, prompting his decision to come back home to play.

The decision has paid off. Davison won for the second time in five events, a two stroke victory at the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club.

Davison says he worked harder than he ever had heading into this season, but didn't get anything out of it.

"Every week was tough," he said.

"I missed a lot of cuts in a row...that's never good for the head. I felt the rest of the game was good...if I could just hit it well off the tee that was kind of my saving grace...get the driver or three wood into play I'd be doing just fine."

"I hit three iron off almost every single tee all week long, that was kind of the key to the tournament."

Davison entered the final round with a one shot lead on Brendan Leonard and two better than Yi Cao, Will Barnett and Zach Olson.

Both Barnett and Cao caught Davison with eagles on nine and 12 respectively, but both fell out of a share just as quickly.

Barnett never recovered from a double bogey on 10, while Cao bogeyed two of the three holes following the eagle to fall two back.

He finished there.

Davison fired a final round three under 68, to finish at 14 under 270, two better than Cao and three ahead of Leonard, who was never able to mount a charge and fell out of contention with double bogey on 13 and bogey on 14.

He birdied 11 an 12 after a bogey on 10 which he says was one of the keys to the victory.

"It was kind of a kick in the ass on 10. I hit a great drive but a terrible second shot and couldn't get it up-and-down.

"I knew I couldn't just go out and glide in. I had to put my foot down a little."

His birdie on 11 after hitting his second with 10 feet and the par five 12th steadied the ship.

He chipped in for par on 17 to cap off the victory.

The win was worth $18,000 for Davison who will look for a third win and the Mackenzie Tour points championship at the final event next week in Victoria.

As always, charity was also a big winner from the GolfBC Championship.

Andy Hedley, vice-president of GolfBC Holdings presented cheques of $50,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation and $25,000 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank.



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