Killmer Wins Canadian Tour Players Cup
July 15, 2012
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Chris Killmer parred the fourth playoff hole at the Canadian Tour Players Cup championship on Sunday while Vince Covello bogeyed hole giving the former Husky his first Canadian Tour victory.
Both Killmer (Bellingham HS/Bellingham, Wash.) and Covello entered the final round as co-leaders, four shots clear of the field. They ended regulation at 15-under 269 after each fired a 2-under 69 in the final round at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Killmer, a UW letter winner in 2007 and 2009-10, used an eagle on No. 12 to carry his score on the back nine and keep him in the hunt with Covello. Covello birdied four of the last seven holes to keep the pressure on Killmer.
Both golfers had opportunities to win during the first three playoff holes, but neither was able to capitalize. Killmer was finally able to break through when Covello scooted his five-foot par putt wide right and Killmer rolled in his par attempt.
Killmer pocketed $24,000 for his efforts.
He was not the only Husky competing in Manitoba during the week. Five other Huskies were playing, highlighted by Darren Wallace's 19th-place finish at 4-under. Nick Taylor, Joel Dahmen and Joe Panzeri all ended the 72-hole tournament at even par.
Zach Bixler failed to make the cut.