BC’s David Rose Claims Medallist Honours At PGA Tour Latinoamérica Q-School

West Vancouver's David Rose Has Earned Full Status On PGA Tour Latinoamérica For 2016 As He Tries To Work His Way Toward The PGA TOUR Dream - Image Courtesy PGA Tour Latinoamérica

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MAZATLAN, Mexico — West Vancouver, B.C., native David Rose shot a final-round 70 to claim medallist honours and earn full status on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2016.

The 26-year-old began the day with a two-stroke lead over American William Kropp. Rose finished at 15-under, posting under par scores all four days to claim a one-stroke victory over Mexico’s Gerardo Ruiz. Rose – a former Lynn University Fighting Knight and the 2011 B.C. Amateur champion – becomes the second Canadian in as many weeks to finish atop the leaderboard at PGA Tour Latinoamérica Q-School.

He joins Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., who earned fully exempt status on tour last week in Sebring, Fla.

"It feels great to be able to be exempt all season, after having played so many Mondays last year, it is great news," the 26-year-old said.

"I know several courses from last year and I really want to start because my game is at a good level. It is good to know that I found the beginning of the path to the next level," said Rose, who played eight tournaments during the 2015 season, making four cuts.