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Canadians Levesque and Sloan receive RBC Canadian Open exemptions

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Canadians Dave Levesque and Roger Sloan were extended exemptions Tuesday for the 2014 RBC Canadian Open.

Levesque, from Montreal, recently won the PGA Championship of Canada tournament in Uxbridge, Ont., and also captured his second prestigious professional golf title in just two weeks at the Quebec Open.

Levesque will join fellow PGA of Canada professional Billy Walsh of Markham, Ont. in the field. Walsh, who lost to Levesque in the match play final of the PGA Championship of Canada, earned his own exemption by topping the PGA of Canada Player Rankings following the conclusion of the championship.

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Sloan, from Merritt, B.C., earned his first Tour title with a playoff win at the Nova Scotia Open in Halifax. It will mark his third appearance at Canada's national golf championship.

Levesque and Sloan join a slew of other Canadians already confirmed for the event including PGA Tour regulars Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames and Brad Fritsch; winner Adam Hadwin; regional qualifiers Michael Gligic and Beon Yeong Lee; and two-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion Kevin Carrigan.

This year's national open will be held July 24-27 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Ile Bizard, Que.

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