Gooch Wins News Sentinel Open; Canada’s Ben Silverman Finishes T7

Talor Gooch

Talor Gooch Moves To Third On The Tour Money List With His Victory At Fox Den CC. (PGA Tour/Alex Wood)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Golf Canada) — Canadian Ben Silverman fired a 6-under-par 65 in the final round of the Tour’s News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot to move into a tie for seventh at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Thornhill, Ont., native poured in eight birdies and just two bogeys in the final round shooting his best score of the week and finishing at 14 under par four shots back of winner Talor Gooch (Midwest City, Okla.) who also fired a 65 in the final round to win at 18 under par.

Silverman’s seventh place finish is his fourth top-10 finish of 2017 on the Tour and comes on the heels of his first career win on the Tour last week at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper.

With one tournament remaining on the Tour’s regular season schedule Silverman is 14th on the Order of Merit.

His previous highest finish on the Tour’s Order of Merit was in 2016 when he was 131st.

Burlington, Ont., native Michael Gligic fired a 2-under-par 69 in the final round to finish in a tie for twelfth.

Calgary’s Ryan Yip started the day in a tie for fourth, but carded a 3-over-par 74 to finish T32.

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