Americans Garrick, Saunders share second-round lead at Canadian Amateur
Jonathan Garrick
Jonathan Garrick

WINNIPEG, Canada (August 5, 2014) — First-round co-leader Jonathan Garrick was on the course in the early wave Tuesday at the Canadian Amateur, carding a 68 to move to eight-under par in Winnipeg.

In the afternoon wave, University of New Mexico senior Sam Saunders shot his second consecutive round of 67 to tie Garrick, and the two will share a two-stroke advantage heading into Wednesday's third round.

Other first-round co-leader Brian Bullington, who was a senior last season at the University of Iowa, shot a one-over par 71 on Tuesday and fell back into a tie for sixth place.

Garrick, a junior at the University of California-Los Angeles, made an eagle and a double bogey on his first nine, then shot two-under on his final nine.

In a tie for third place is Canada's top-ranked amateur player Corey Conners. The Ontario native and former Kent State University golfer was last year's runner-up, as well as a semi-finalist at the 2013 U.S. Men’s Amateur.

Two other Canadian players are tied with Conners at six-under, including Blair Hamilton of Ontario and Bret Thompson of Winnipeg.

Some of the top male golfers from across the world, including Australia, Colombia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States, will compete at the Canadian Amateur which began Monday. Two courses, Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and Southwood Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba are hosting the event.

Stakes are high as the winner will receive exemptions into both the PGA TOUR's RBC Canadian Open in 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club, as well as the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.

And, if applicable, the winner would be eligible to earn exemptions into the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and the USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

Results For Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championship
1New ZealandJames BealeNew Zealand70069-70-68-69-276
T2CanadaTaylor PendrithCanada50069-73-68-66-276
T2CAJonathan GarrickAtherton, CA50066-68-74-68-276
T4CanadaCorey ConnersCanada40068-68-68-73-277
T4NMSam SaundersAlbuquerque, NM40067-67-71-72-277

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ABOUT THE Canadian Amateur

National Championship of the Royal Canadian Golf Associtation, the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 300,000 members nationwide.

In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, nine national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf.

Starting in 2008, the format of the tournament has changed from match play to 72 holes of stroke play.

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