American Hoge wins Canadian Tour’s Players Cup



WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — American Tom Hoge shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to win the Canadian Tour’s Players Cup on Sunday.

Hoge is the first player to go through a Monday qualifier and then win the event since the Tour’s inception in 1986.

The 22-year-old nearly missed his tee time in qualifying and needed a playoff to make the field.

Benjamin Alvarado of Chile has a 66 to finish second.

The Players Cup was hosted by Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.