Stevens Notches First Pro Win on PGA TOUR Canada
VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Former Gamecock All-American Scott Stevens notched his first professional win late on Sunday at the Royal Beach Victoria Open on PGA TOUR Canada – the opener for its 2022 season. He made birdie on three-straight playoff holes to secure victory.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — Former Gamecock All-American Scott Stevens notched his first professional win late on Sunday at the Royal Beach Victoria Open on PGA TOUR Canada – the opener for its 2022 season. He made birdie on three-straight playoff holes to secure victory.
Trailing by one through 17 holes of the final round, Stevens also made birdie on 18 to force a playoff with Jake Knapp as both players were tied at 16-under through 72 holes. He ended the tournament with four-straight red numbers on his scorecard.
Stevens shot 67-65-65-67 en route to victory. The win gives him 500 important Fortinet Cup points. There will be 10 more PGA TOUR Canada events this summer concluding with the Fortinet Cup Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Kitchener, Ontario on Sept. 15-18.
Players that finish 2-5 will earn conditional status on the Korn Ferry Tour for the 2023 season with guaranteed starts up until the reshuffle based on early player performance. Players that finish 6-10 also earn conditional status but with no guaranteed starts. The top player in the Fortinet Cup standings at the end of the season earns full Korn Ferry Tour status for the 2023 season, a pool of bonus money and an exemption into the 2023 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA TOUR.
Stevens was a four-year starter at South Carolina from 2015-19. As a freshman, he was a member of the program’s best finish in school history at the NCAA Championship as the Gamecocks T-5th and advanced to match play for the first time ever. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Stevens was an All-American and First Team All-SEC selection as a senior. He helped lead the Gamecocks back to the NCAA Championship and a 17th place finish. Stevens left school the program’s all-time leader in career scoring average (71.57) and his 20 top-10 finishes T-3rd most all-time.
The next PGA TOUR Canada event is the ATB Classic (June 16-19). A full season schedule can be found by clicking here.