Sahl picks up first win in Alberta



Fort McMurray, AB (Sports Network) - Danny Sahl managed a two-under 70 on Sunday, but it was enough to get him into the winner's circle at the inaugural Syncrude Boreal Open.

Sahl, who won for the first time on the Canadian Tour, ended the tournament 16-under-par 272. He won by five strokes at Fort McMurray Golf Club.

David Dragoo posted a four-under 68 to share second place with Dustin Risdon (70) at minus-11. Roger Sloan (73) and Brett Kanda (74) tied for fourth at 10- under-par 278.

Sahl had a steady day with seven straight pars to start his round. He birdied the par-five eighth to get to minus-15. Sahl played the eighth at five-under for the week with three birdies and an eagle.

The 31-year-old Canadian jumped to 17-under with an eagle on the par-five 11th. He also played that hole in five-under with an eagle and three birdies.

Armed with a comfortable lead, Sahl parred five straight holes before tripping to a bogey on the par-three 17th. He closed the win with a par at the last.

Benjamin Alvarado ended alone in sixth place at nine-under-par 279 after closing with a two-under 70. Russell Surber (71), Sebastian Saavedra (66) and Matt Marshall (70) were one stroke further back at minus-eight.

NOTES: Sahl, who earned $24,000 for the victory, has been a Canadian Tour member since 2005, but his best previous finish was a tie for fifth, which he did twice last year...Risdon is slated to defend his title next week at the ATB Financial Classic.

06/26 21:38:33 ET

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