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Wier earns exempt spot on Canadian tour

Thad Wier of East Aurora earned exempt status on the PGA Tour of Canada after moving up 20 spots during the final day of Q School in Courtenay, British Columbia.

Wier closed with a 5-under par 67 and finished tied for 16th. That was his only round under 71 at the event as his overall score of 286 included rounds of 74-71-74.

The medalist received playing privileges for the whole season, while the runner-up and next 17 finishers in the field received exempt status for six events and are subject to reshuffle.