Ex-UW golfer Brock Mackenzie wins on Canadian Tour

Updated: June 29, 2010

Former UW All-American Brock Mackenzie birdied three of the final four holes of the Times Colonist Open to win the first Canadian Tour event of his career in June.

Mackenzie entered the final round at the par-70 Upland Golf Club on Vancouver Island with the lead, but spun his wheels on the front nine to fall behind by two strokes. He bogeyed No. 2 and No. 3 — his only two of the day — before he began making his move.

The Yakima native would go on to convert six birdies, four which came on the back nine. He still trailed late but birdied No. 15 and 16 to draw even with the leaders and then capped off the win with a birdie on No. 18. He ended up with a 4-under 66 for the day and was -14 overall for the tournament. He beat Canadian Adam Hadwin and Aaron Goldberg of Carlsbad, Calif. by one stroke. For his efforts, Mackenzie earned $40,000.