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Garrett Rank Repeats as Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 05:30 Monday, 31 August 2015 05:26

Garrett RankNEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Garrett Rank successfully defended his Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title at the 2015 edition of the national championship. Hosted by Abercrombie Country Club in New Glasgow, N.S., Rank led wire-to-wire and completed his title defence with a final-round of 1-under 69 to finish 3-under 277 in the competition.

“This means a lot to me. I worked really hard on my game this summer,” reflected the champion. “To win another national championship feels really good. I played solid again today and gave myself a lot of chances. I was just really steady.”

The native of Elmira, Ont., opened with an even-par 36 across the front nine and totaled four birdies on the day. With the victory, Rank has captured his second consecutive President’s Cup as Canadian Mid-Amateur champion, following a thrilling 2014 playoff victory. He joins a list of five past champions who have claimed more than one title at this event.

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Terrill Samuel Wins 2015 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 05:26 Monday, 31 August 2015 05:18

Terrill SamuelCAMLACHIE, Ontario (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — It came down to the wire at the 2015 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship as Terrill Samuel of Etobicoke, Ont., captured a trio of titles at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa.

Samuel, 54, was crowned the Senior (50+), Mid-Master (40+) and Mid-Amateur (25+) champion after carding 3-under for the competition.

“It feels great. It was a wonderful tournament and I had a great time. It’s very exciting to win the Championship,” said Samuel, who also won the 2012 Canadian Senior Championship. “I think it really helps that you’ve done it before because you can believe in yourself. But it also relaxes you because you have won and you’re not trying to do your first.”

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Team Ontario Wins Inter-Provincial Championship at 2015 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:38 Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:33

altCAMLACHIE, Ontario (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Team Ontario emerged as provincial senior team champions as Joey Bush claimed the Super Senior division following second-round play at the 2015 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa in Camlachie, Ont.

The team of Gail Pimm (Uxbridge, Ont.), Mary Ann Hayward (Aurora, Ont.), and Debbie Court (Mississauga, Ont.) finished at 11-over 295.

The winning team was led by a second-round even-par performance from Golf Hall of Fame member Mary Ann Hayward while Pimm and Court both shot 7-over 78 in the second round of the championship.

“We always have good battles with B.C., so it’s nice to have Alberta in the mix. Ontario hasn’t won too many of the team titles this year, so it’s good,” said Hayward.

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Team Ontario Claims R. Bruce Forbes Trophy as Provincial Team Champions at Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:30 Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:24

Team OntarioNEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Team Ontario captured the R. Bruce Forbes Trophy as provincial team champions at the 2015 edition of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The three-man unit combined for a total of 5-over 285 at Abercrombie Country Club in New Glasgow, N.S.

“When you make the team, the goal is to come here and win,” said team member Garrett Rank. “It’s really nice for me and the guys to bring it back home to Ontario.”

Rank, the competition’s defending champion, reflected on his time together with teammates Kevin Fawcett of Toronto and Josh Hunke from New Hamburg, Ont., as a building block to their victory. “I played with them in the final round at the (Golf Association of Ontario’s Investors Group Men’s) Mid-Amateur so I knew them pretty well. I grew up with Josh’s brother, so I knew his family a little bit better, too. (Kevin and Josh) are nice guys and good players.”

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Bill Kennerly Wins Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 23:49 Sunday, 16 August 2015 23:41

Billy KennerlyBilly Kennerly won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club. The native of Alpharetta, Ga., shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor.

“It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said the graduate from Clemson University. “It’s a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”

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