Jake Lane wins B.C. Regional Qualifier to earn exemption into 2024 RBC Canadian Open

Jake Lane - RBC Canadian Open - B.C. Regional Qualifying Winner
Jake Lane - RBC Canadian Open - B.C. Regional Qualifying Winner

Pitt Meadows, B.C. – Jake Lane of Vancouver shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday at the B.C. Regional Qualifier hosted by Pitt Meadows Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C. to earn a direct exemption into the 2024 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

Lane was among the first to play on Thursday and after bogeying the second hole, he posted back-to-back birdies on holes three and four and a steady string of pars to close the front nine.

“Rolled in a 30-footer on three, that helped because through those first four (holes) you want to be under par at minimum in my head with two par fives. Then honestly hung around for most of the day and nothing super special happened,” said Lane.

He went on to add two more birdies on 10 and 15 and punched his ticket with an eagle on the par 5 18th to win by one stroke over Jordan Brajcich of Everett, Wash.

“I’m at 3-under going to 18 and know I need to make birdie in my head to even be in the conversation for playoff and I couldn’t have played it more perfectly. Hit it 320 with a draw down the middle, 7-iron into the back right pin, hit it to 10 feet.

“I was lucky my playing partner Bryce Barker hit his chip shot that was right behind my mark and gave me a perfect read and then I hit it right in the middle,” added Lane about his strong finish.

Following his eagle, Lane stayed at the course and patiently waited as afternoon scores came in, none of which were able to knock him from top spot and with it, a place at the RBC Canadian Open, which will be his first.

“It’s everything to play the RBC Canadian Open as a Canadian. That’s what every young pro and amateur dreams of. It’s going to be a dream come true,” said Lane.

In addition to Lane’s exemption, the top 10 per cent of the 138-player field, 14th place plus ties (24 players total) from the B.C. Regional Qualifier have advanced to the RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier on Monday, May 27 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (North Course) in Caledon, Ont.

RBC Canadian Open – B.C. Regional Qualifier Results:

Pos.PlayerResidenceTo ParTotal
1Jake LaneVancouver, B.C.-567
2Jordan BrajcichEverett, Wash.-468
T3Gavyn Knight (a)Lantzville, B.C.-369
T3Steven LecuyerVancouver, B.C.-369
T5Taylor Durham (a)North Vancouver, B.C.-270
T5Brett WebsterChilliwack, B.C.-270
T5John Paul Kahlert (a)Maple Ridge, B.C.-270
T8Bryce BarkerVancouver, B.C.-171
T8Stephen Connor (a)Kamloops, B.C.-171
T8Brendan DillonPort Moody, B.C.-171
T8Blake SnyderSeattle, Wash.-171
T8Junsu Im (a)Langley, B.C.-171
T8Andy Kang (a)Coquitlam, B.C.-171
T14Manpreet Lalh (a)Nanaimo, B.C.E72
T14Stephen ThomasVancouver, B.C.E72
T14Rudy CaparasEverett, Wash.E72
T14Cam Heavenor (a)Port Coquitlam, B.C.E72
T14Christopher TrunzerKelowna, B.C.E72
T14Sergej DronovRichmond, B.C.E72
T14Joe SchusterMaple Ridge, B.C.E72
T14Jeevan SihotaVictoria, B.C.E72
T14Cameron McKenzie (a)White Rock B.C.E72
T14Sanggyun LeeCalgary, Alta.E72
T14Jonnie MotomochiSurrey, B.C.E72

For the full leaderboard, click here.

Winners (low medalist) at regional qualifying sites that have a field of 120 players or more, earn a direct exemption into the 113th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship.

The B.C. Regional Qualifier at Pitt Meadows Golf Club was the first of five 2024 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers. Four regional qualifiers are set for next week, with the first of two in Ontario on Monday, May 13 at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club in Oshawa, Ont. Tuesday, May 14 in Blainville, Que. at Club de Golf Le Blainvillier and two qualifiers on Thursday, May 16 at the Sirocco Golf Club in Foothills, Alta. and Tarandowah Golfers Club in Springfield, Ont.