Garrett Rank (Golf Association of Ontario)
ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO (July 13, 2018) — With a fairly steady final round, Garrett Rank
closed out a wire-to-wire victory the 2018 Investors Group Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. This comes on the heels of winning the Men’s Mid-Amateur earlier this season.
Rank entered the day with a 5-shot lead at 5 under for the tournament. He opened his front nine (36) with two birdies and two bogeys but ran into some tough putts down the stretch which resulted in a double bogey on No. 16 and a bogey on 17 to finish his back nine 3 over (38). He ended up 2 under for the day.
“I didn’t putt well the last two days which was frustrating,” Rank said. “The greens were obviously the defense out here.”
Rank also spoke about what the win meant to him.
“It’s a huge honor,” he said. “I know not many guys have won this tournament and the Mid-Amateur in the same year. I’m very thrilled to be up there with the names that are on the trophy.”
The silver medal went to Thomas DeMarco of Essex Golf & Country Club, who shot a solid even-par 71. DeMarco ended the tournament at even-par 284.
Thomas Giroux from The Club at Hilton picked up the bronze. He also had a strong round, ending the day at 2-under 68. That moved him to 1-over 285 for the championship.
Rank, DeMarco and Giroux all earned the right to represent Ontario in the inter-provincial competition at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, at Duncan Meadows Golf Club and Pheasant Glen Golf Resort from Aug. 6-9.
The host club had four men who participated in the event, including Greg McKegg and Cameron Kellett -- who were tied for eighth -- and Ryan Jeffrey and Brad Vanpuymbroeck.
ABOUT THE Ontario Amateur
72 hole stroke play championship with a cut
36 holes. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify. Must
be a Golf Ontario member.
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