London, Ontario–Michael Schoolcraft was amongst the 57 man field at the 2016 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s “Freedom 55 Tour Championship”. Entering the week 8th on the Money List, Michael needed to maintain his status in the Top 10 to earn his spot in the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School and his membership to the 2017 Web.com Tour.
Rounds of 69-69-66-66 were good enough for a 10 under par total and a 21st place finish. Michael ended the season 9th on the Order of Merit, and punched his ticket to the Web.com Tour in 2017.
An Oklahoma Golf graduate in 2014, Michael set himself apart from the rest in 2016 on PGA Tour Canada with his power and scoring ability. He finished the year 2nd in total birdies and also 2nd in birdies per round–both attributes that will carry over well to the Web.com Tour where scores are often very low.