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Canadian Amateur: Burke defends title
17 Aug 2009
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Cam Burke snatched the Canadian Men’s Amateur title for the second consecutive year after firing back-to-back 68s to close the tournament.

Burke, of New Hamburg, Ontario, was 13 under for the week, and his rounds of 68 matched his tournament low-round. The 22-year-old is a rising senior at Eastern Michigan University, and as the second alternate for the U.S. Amateur, is waiting to see if a slot opens in the tournament.

Mitch Sutton, who will play for North Carolina State in the fall, finished close behind Burke at 12-under 276.

Three players finished tied for third seven strokes back of Sutton at 5 under. That group included Nick Taylor, a rising senior at Washington who advanced to the Amateur Public Links final in July, and Matt Hill, a rising junior at North Carolina State and the No. 1-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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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Results For Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1CanadaCam BurkeCanada70070-69-68-68--275
2CanadaMitch SuttonCanada50071-67-70-68--276
T3CanadaMackenzie HughesCanada40070-76-69-68--283
T3CanadaNick TaylorCanada40072-68-70-73--283
T3CanadaMatt HillCanada40065-72-73-73--283

View full results for Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championship

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