Dundas’ Mackenzie Hughes shot a final round two-under-par 70 to finish tied for second at the eGolf Tour’s River Hill Classic, Saturday – his best finish of his young professional career.
Hughes’ four round performance of -3 left him just two strokes behind the leader and earned the Highland Secondary School graduate his biggest professional cheque so far – $8,020.
After 10 events, Hughes sits in 23rd on the eGolf tour’s money list with total earnings of $22,988 this year.
He returns to Ontario this week for PGA Tour Canada’s Great Waterway Classic at Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg – just west of Cornwall.
Hughes is 27th on the PGA Tour Canada money list with $8,700 of earnings in five events so far this season. That tour’s top players get opportunities to play on the Web.com tour – a direct route into the PGA Tour.
Hughes played the last nine holes of River Hill at four under par – with four birdies and no bogeys in the back nine, after playing the front nine two over par.
He shot 73, 72, 70 and 70 over the four round tournament for the second place tie. It topped his previous high finish – a third place tie on the PGA Tour Canada’s Players Cup in Manitoba July 21. He also had a third place tie at eGolf’s Founder’s Club Classic in April. Hughes has three top 10 performances on the eGolf tour and one top 10 on the PGA Tour Canada.