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Toledo earns medalist honours at PGA Tour Canada Q-School

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Jose Toledo made it two-for-two in qualifying school wins, taking medalist honours at PGA Tour Canada Q-School on Saturday with a final round 6-under 66.

Toledo's 15-under par total was four strokes better than Brady Schnell, a former Canadian Q-School winner from 2009. The Guatemalan golfer also claimed medalist honours at PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

"This is what I was looking for this week," said Toledo. "Now I can set up the rest of my year. I'm very excited."

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With status on both tours, Toledo has two chances to finish inside the top five on either Order of Merit, as well as the chance to earn Official World Golf Ranking points.

"I'm going to get to play 25-30 events this year, which is great. I've never played that many events," said Toledo. "I'm really excited for the season"

Toledo was one of 33 players to finish Saturday morning after play was called due to darkness Friday evening.

With 20 exempt cards available, six players finished in a tie for 18th at 3-under par, forcing a subsequent playoff for three spots. Stephen Gangluff, looking to make it back to the Tour he once dominated in back in 2006, survived along with Argentina's Alan Wagner, a 2012 PGA TOUR Latinamérica winner, and fellow American Jeff Hamm.

Bentley Nakasawa, Alex Kang and Conrad Shindler all earned non-exempt status.

A total of 46 players earned status at Q-School this week, bringing the total 2013 membership to 212 players including 74 Canadians, 118 Americans and players from 17 other countries.

The top five on the season ending Order of Merit will earn Tour cards with the top money earner getting full status for the 2014 season.

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The 2013 PGA Tour Canada season kicks off June 6 in Victoria at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open.

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