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Elliott is one step closer to Canadian Senior title
Gene Elliott (USGA photo)
Gene Elliott (USGA photo)

American Gene Elliott edged closer to winning his second Canadian Men’s Senior Championship title on Thursday. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native fired a 4-under 67 to sit at 9-under 204 at Cedar Brae Golf Club and take a commanding 6-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round.

Elliott, who plays out of Glen Oaks Country Club, has enjoyed great success north of the border. The 57-year old won the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship in 2017 and finished third in 2018.

“Well, there’s still a lot of golf left – 18 holes – and no lead is big enough as far as I’m concerned,” said Elliott following his round. “Cedar Brae is a tough golf course; you’ve got to stay below the hole. If you can putt well, you can do well.”

Elliott is playing better than “well." He’s one of just two players to sit under par after three rounds. Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, B.C., shot 69 Thursday and sits second at 3-under 210.

Tom Cameron of Oromocto, N.B.; Ashley Chinner of Brooklin, Ont.; Doug Hanzel of Savannah, GA,; and Lars Melander of Oakville all have a share of third at 1-over par.

A 65-and-over Super Senior Championship is running concurrently throughout the championship. After 54 holes of play, Melander leads the pack at 1-over 214.

“I’ve kept my head down this week and just tried to play as good as I can. Not get too excited or too down,” stated Melander. “That’s why I am where I am. Overall, I’m pretty pleased.”

Melander holds a 4-shot lead over Frank Van Dornick of Camrose, Alta., who is 5-over 218. Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. is third at 6-over 219.

Results: Canadian Senior Amateur
1IAGene ElliottW. Des Moines, IA80071-66-67-74=278
2CanadaAshley ChinnerCanada50075-67-72-69=283
3CanadaLars MelanderCanada40074-67-73-70=284
T4NCPaul SimsonRaleigh, NC40076-71-72-68=287
T4CanadaSandy HarperCanada40072-69-69-77=287

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ABOUT THE Canadian Senior Amateur

72 hole stroke play championship.

Senior
Any Male golfer who has reached their 55th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 8.0 or less.

Super Senior
Any Male golfer who has reached their 65th birthday by the first scheduled day of the championship. Player must have a handicap factor of 12.0 or less.

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