Georgian College’s reigning two-time Male Athlete of the Year Colton Kalkanis is set to make the next step in his golf career this week as he competes at the PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying School event in Kissimmee, Florida.
The four round tournament takes place at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reunion Resort and Club, just outside Orlando.A field of 132 golfers will compete April 13 to18:
Top 18 players earn exempt status
Players finishing 19th through 40th (plus ties) earn conditional status on the PGA TOUR Canada for 2014
PGA TOUR Canada will hold 12 events from May to September across the country. Top players on the tour will earn Web.com Tour status (top feeder system for the PGA Tour).
Kalkanis became the first male golfer to repeat as the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Champion this past fall, an event he won by an incredible ten strokes as he set an all-time record for lowest score in the tournament history. He was a medalist for the second time at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Golf Championship in October earning a silver medal to go with the gold medal he won in 2012.
The Barrie native is a two-time CCAA All Canadian and added the title of SIRC CCAA All Canadian Academic Award to his achievements for not only his efforts on the golf course but in the classroom.
You can follow Kalkanis’ results at the event at www.pgatourcanada.com.