PING AN BANK CHINA TOUR – PGA TOUR CHINA SERIES VICTORIES (1): 2015 United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open.
Current Year: Finished the season ninth on the Order of Merit, his second consecutive top-10 finish following his sixth-place effort in 2015. Earned ￥362,118 and posted five top-10s...In defense of his United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open, finished T9 at Yishan GC. Shot a final-round 69 to move into the top 10, tying with Campbell Rawson, Daxing Jin, Daihan Lee and Jin Zhang…Monday-qualified in March into the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open but missed the cut...Began the Cadillac Championship in terrific form, shooting rounds of 64-62 to take a four-shot lead over Alex Kang through 36 holes. Fell into second place after a 2-under 70 Saturday, trailing Kang by four shots with 18 holes to play. Finished with a 3-under 69 at Chengdu Poly GC to T2 with Paul Imondi, six shots behind Kang’s winning score. Made four eagles during the week, including back-to-back eagles on Nos. 17 and 18 to close his second round. Became the first player in Series history with consecutive eagles...His consistent play continued at the Lanhai Open in June. Finished T9 with Mark Baldwin at the weather-shortened tournament at Lanhai International. The finish was his third consecutive top-10, thanks to rounds of 71-70-70. Ran his streak of consecutive under-par rounds to nine...Held the outright 36-hole lead at the Zhuhai Hengqin Phoenix Tree Open in mid-November after opening 68-68, at the difficult Orient G&CC, giving him 11 consecutive under-par rounds. Fell from contention with a birdie-free, 4-over 75 Saturday. Came back strong on the final day, with an even-par 71 during windy conditions. Moved into third by himself, and his ￥81,600 payday slid him into the top-10 on the Order of Merit, at No. 8...Completed his year in strong fashion, contending all week at the season-ending Buick Open. Couldn’t overcome a third-round 77 during cold, windy and rainy conditions at Foison GC in Guangzhou. Recovered well on the last day, with an even-par 72 to T9 with China’s Shaocai He.
2015: Even a second-round 75 at the First Global Qualifying Tournament couldn’t derail him as he shot three 68s in his other three rounds to secure medalist honors and fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR China Series. Defeated Peter Cooke by four strokes…In his Ping An China Tour debut, stumbled in the first round on his way to a 3-over 75. Made amends over his final 54 holes, with rounds of 70-71-70 to finish at 2-under and T12 with five others…Picked up his first victory since turning pro when he captured the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open in late-May. Moved into the 36-hole lead when he shot a tournament-record, 8-under 64 on Friday.Maintained a one-shot advantage with a round to play after an even-par 72 in the final round.Was never really threatened on the final day, making his last birdie of the day on the 10th hole at Wuhan Yishan GC.Followed with eight consecutive pars to defeat fellow Canadian Eugene Wong by three strokes...Made his Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada debut in early July. Was alone in second place through 54 holes of the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open after rounds of 67-68-66 left him four shots behind third-round leader Eric Onesi. Had an interesting start to his final round, opening bogey-eagle-bogey. Never recovered after that, recording five bogeys, a double bogey and a birdie to go with eight pars on his way to a 6-over 78 and a T46 finish..Steady play on the weekend at the Chongqing Jiangnan NewTown KingRun Open in mid-October resulted in a T4 with Yi Cao and Justin Shin. Shared low-round-of-the-day honors with eventual winner Xinjun Zhang when they both shot 7-under 65s in the third round. The top-10 finish was his third of the campaign.
2014: Split time between Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Canada. Enjoyed three top-25 finishes in four PGA TOUR Canada starts, with his first top-10 coming at the Wildfire Invitational, a T7…On the Web.com Tour, made four cuts in his seven appearances, a T21 at the Stonebrae Classic, a T23 at the Nova Scotia Open and a T29 at the Utah Championship his best performances.
2013: Made one cut in his three PGA TOUR Canada starts—a T18 at The Great Waterway Classic, with four under-par rounds (70-68-69-67) at Upper Canada GC in Morrisburg. Despite missing two cuts in three tries, six of his eight rounds were under par.
Amateur: Turned pro after the 2013 U.S. Amateur. Enjoyed a third-place performance at the Porter Cup, two months after he finished third at the Western Athletic Conference Championship playing for New Mexico State…Won the 2012 Northeast Amateur played at Wannamoisett CC in Rhode Island, defeating Brandon Hagy by two shots…Also T2 with Utah’s Benjamin Bankhead at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invite in El Paso, Texas.