VICTORIA, Canada – Three days after finishing his Razorback career at the NCAA Championship, Taylor Moore made his professional debut on the Mackenzie Tour PGA Canada and finished runner-up Sunday afternoon with rounds of 69-66-65-65 – 265 (-15).
Moore earned his way into the Mackenzie Tour PGA Canada after finishing T-9th at a qualifying tournament last month. He drained a birdie putt from 30 feet on the final hole of the championship to post 73-69-72-69 – 283 (-5) and record a top-10 finish to earn exempt status through the first four events of the season.
He only needed one event to extend that exempt status. After opening his professional career with a 1-under 69, Moore caught fire and shot a combined 14-under the final three days to finish alone in second place. During his final 50 holes of the championship, he recorded 15 birdies and no bogeys to climb the leaderboard.
The Edmund, Oklahoma, native finished T-2nd in the field in driving accuracy, hitting 37 of 56 fairways, while his 337-yard drive on Friday tied for the fourth longest of the tournament. He ranked T-4th in the field with 19 birdies, while four bogeys in 72 holes was second-best.
Moore finished his four-year Arkansas career with a counting score in 129 of his 144 rounds and posted nine top five finishes, including a victory at the All-American Intercollegiate during his senior campaign.
He earned All-SEC honors this spring, making him the sixth player in program history to land on the All-SEC team in three different seasons after being named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year in 2013, followed by second team honors in 2015 and 2016. He was one of five players in the league to earn All-SEC honors three times in the last four years.
Moore will now make his way to the GolfBC Championship in Kelowna, Canada. The event runs June 9-12 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club.
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