Andrew Georgiou of Cape Town, South Africa, and American Jason Scrivener shared co-medalist honours after posting 4-under 68's at the first of three RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers at Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. on Monday.
The pair were among 13 players who have advanced through to the final qualifying stage, which will be held the week of the Canadian National Men's Championship at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.
Thornhill, Ont., native, Matt Hoffman, finished tied for third alongside Yi (David) Cao of Richmond, B.C., one stroke back, while Americans Josh Anderson and Creighton Honeck, Jace Walker of St. Thomas, Ont. and David Sheman of Newmarket, Ont. all finished tied for fifth at 2-under par.
Rounding out the list of players advancing to the final Monday qualifier were Clint Schiller of Lloydminster, Sask., Daniel Payton of Keswick, Ont., Wes Heffernan of Calgary., Ben Moser of Waterloo, Ont. and American Wes Homan, who all carded rounds of 71.
Among the notables who failed to qualify were Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., Eugene Wong of North Vancouver, B.C., Corey Renfrew of Victoria, B.C., Stuart Anderson of Sooke, B.C., and Riley Wheeldon of Comox, B.C., who was coming off a third place finish at the season opening PGA Tour Canada event in Victoria.
The next regional qualifier is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2 at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ont., with the third regional qualifying event being held at Club de golf L'Île de Montréal in Montreal the following day, July 3.
Final qualifying is scheduled for Monday, July 22 at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont. with a minimum of four spots up for grabs in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open to be played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.