Hearn earns way to weekend at Open

Canadian David Hearn will play this weekend after closing with three consecutive birdies -- the...

Canadian David Hearn will play this weekend after closing with three consecutive birdies -- the last thanks to a 47-foot putt -- Friday. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

DAVE HILSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

OAKVILLE, ONT. - Call him Mr. Clutch, because when it mattered most David Hearn came up big.

The Brantford, Ont., native dropped a 47-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to move to one-under-par for the tournament and inside the projected cut line at the Canadian Open on Friday.

A clearly elated Hearn took his ball and flung it into the partisan crowd as a roar came up after he sunk the tournament-extending bomb.

“It was pretty fun,” Hearn said of rising to the occasion. “I’m not going to say it was on the top of the list but it was kind of fun to make the cut that way, and obviously the crowd went nuts.”

Hearn finished up with three consecutive birdies to shoot a one-over 73 during an inconsistent day that included six bogeys and five birdies.


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