The Freedom 55 Financial Championship took place Sept. 13-16 at Highland Country Club in London, Ont., and was a resounding success.
This final event of the season brought the top 60 players on the Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit to London to provide an exciting finish in the race for Web.com Tour status – the next step on their journey to the PGA TOUR.
Freedom 55 Financial Player awards
After a season that featured three top-10 finishes, Michael Gligic captured the 2018 Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year honour. Presented to the top Canadian on the Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit, Gligic received the Dan Halldorson trophy along with $25,000 from Freedom 55 Financial for support as he strives to achieve his goals.
Gligic joins the following golfers as past Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Players of the Year: Mackenzie Hughes (2013), Ryan Williams (2014), Taylor Pendrith (2015), Adam Cornelson (2016), and Jared du Toit (2017).
Jared du Toit won the Freedom 55 Financial Player of the Week at the Championship event with a T6 finish. At each event of the Mackenzie Tour season, we presented the Canadian Player of the Week Award along with a $2,500 cheque to the Canadian with the lowest total score. Below are the winners from 2018:
EVENT - PLAYER
Freedom 55 Financial Open - Riley Wheeldon
Bayview Place DC Bank Open presented by Times Colonist - Wes Heffernan
GolfBC Championship - Jared du Toit
Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open - Taylor Pendrith
Windsor Championship - Michael Gligic
Staal Foundation Open presented by tbaytel - Riley Wheeldon
Osprey Valley Open - James Love
Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON - Aaron Crawford
ATB Financial Open - Wes Heffernan
The Players Open - Michael Gligic
Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval - Michael Gligic
Freedom 55 Financial Championship - Jared du Toit
Supporting local communities
This year’s tournament raised $40,000 for Childcan, a local charity helping kids and families facing the journey of childhood cancer. Collectively, the Mackenzie Tour contributed over $1M to Canadian charities throughout the 2018 season.
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