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Oh Canada! Lee McCoy picks up a win north of the border.

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Bulldog golfer Lee McCoy turned pro following the 2016 NCAA season, capping a stellar collegiate career. And things went downhill from there. McCoy suffered a broken wrist in a car accident that knocked him out of PGA Tour Q School. It was the kind of mishap that could derail a nascent career.

But McCoy may well be ready to put that setback in the metaphorical rear view mirror. He took the first step to doing so this afternoon by claiming his first professional victory, shooting a final round 66 to clinch the PGA Tour Canada’s Freedom 55 Financial Open. McCoy’s eight stroke triumph was the widest margin of victory in Canadian tour history. While the $31,500 winner’s purse is pretty paltry by PGA Tour standards, the convincing win may be the first step for McCoy in an effort to move on up to the Web.com and eventually PGA Tour. Great job, Lee! And...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!