Armstrong Wins Windsor Championship


Dawson Armstrong opened his final round with two birdies in his first three holes, and picked up his first-career Mackenzie Tour title by one stroke over six players, claiming the Windsor Championship.

"I've never seen a leaderboard as jam-packed as that one," Armstrong said following the victory. "Come about No. 16 today there were 12 guys within two shots of the lead, it was just jam packed all day and anyone could make a run at any given time."

Playing in the third to last grouping of the day, Armstrong tapped in for par on hole No. 18 at 20-under and managed to dodge bullet after bullet as he became a highly-engaged spectator.

Half a dozen golfers tied for second place, just one shot back of Armstrong.

T2     Anthony Maccaglia (U.S.)    64-66-70-65-265 (-19)
T2    Patrick Fishburn (U.S.)    67-68-65-65-265 (-19)
T2    Ryan Ruffels (Aus.)     69-63-67-66-265 (-19)
T2    Paul Barjon (France)    65-67-66-67-265 (-19)
T2    Jonathan Garrick (U.S.)    65-65-66-69-265 (-19)
T2    Will Register (U.S.)        66-66-66-67-265 (-19)

Armstrong said he loves playing in Canada.

"The people here are the nicest people I've met, and the cities have the best weather during the summer. I've loved every city so far. The golf courses are in great condition and we're able to get better every week. You have volunteers and fans out every week cheering us on; overall, Canada has been a great experience."

Riley Wheeldon was the top Canadian finishing just two strokes back 64-67-67-68-266 (-18).

Wheeldon says overall it was an enjoyable week in Windsor.

"The fans were great this week, it's a good sports town and we had a good gallery on 18 cheering me and the other guys on. The Canada Life bonus is a nice incentive every week, you have to play good, there are lots of really good Canadians, and luckily I snagged my second one of the year."


-- With files from MacKenzie Tour