Bill Kennerly captures Canadian Amateur

Herb Fung / Golf Canada

Billy 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.”

Kennerly began the day with a front-nine 38, but settled in with four birdies across his final nine holes to complete the tournament at 12-under 275. “I got off to a slow start,” the 22-year-old explained. “I wasn’t quite putting my best and I just wasn’t quite hitting the ball where I needed to hit it. On the back nine, I just hit better and made a couple of adjustments with my putting which really made a big difference in my scoring.”

With the victory, Kennerly has secured a spot into the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. The 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship is set to take place July 18-24, 2016. “That’s a really big honour,” added the winner. “I’m looking forward to next year, I can’t wait.” Kennerly is slated to compete in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Three players finished 6-under 281 to claim shares of second. Garrett Rank entered the third round tied for 13th place. An eagle and five birdies propelled the Elmira, Ont., native up the leaderboard. “I got off to a great start. After having a bad start yesterday when I was 3-over through three, today I was 3-under through three, so that led to some good momentum going forward. Overall, it was a really good day.”

Rank claimed victory at the Investors Group Ontario Mid-Amateur Championship before representing Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and competing in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open. “It’s been a busy summer, my game has been close. I’ve been able to play in some really cool events and it was a good experience moving forward. It was nice to get a good result here this week.”

From August 25-28, the reigning Canadian Mid-Amateur champion will defend his title at Abercrombie Golf Club in New Glasgow, N.S. “I’m really looking forward to that. It’s a big opportunity to get into the RBC Canadian Open again next year. I have the U.S. Amateur Championship next week, so hopefully I can take my momentum here and try to get into match play, and then move on from there.”

Jake Shuman earned his share of second following a seven-birdie, 4-under final round. Completing the trio knotted in second was Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que. The 20-year-old, who also earned a runner-up finish at this year’s Quebec Men’s Amateur Championship, carded three birdies and an eagle for a final round of 69.

Kevin Carrigan shot the low round of the day with nine birdies in a 7-under performance. The Victoria, B.C., native finished in a five-way tie for 6th place alongside Team Canada Development Squad member Patrick Murphy. The Crossfield, Alta., native and UCLA Bruin led the national team contingent with a combined 4-under 283 showing.

Played in conjunction with the tournament’s first 36 holes is an inter-provincial team championship. The competition saw 12 provincial and territorial teams compete for the Willingdon Cup with Team British Columbia emerging victorious. The squad comprised of Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver), Jared du Toit (Kimberley) and Kevin Kwon (Maple Ridge) combined for a total of even-par 286 to claim a 3-stroke victory.

The Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship is the third-oldest amateur championship in the world. The 2016 edition is set to take place August 8-11 at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau, Que.

2015 CANADIAN MEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – INDIVIDUAL

1. Billy Kennerly, Alpharetta, GA, *68-68-69-70-275 -12
2. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, *67-73-74-67-281 -6
2. Jake Shuman, Needham, MA, *70-71-72-68-281 -6
2. Hugo Bernard, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC, *75-68-69-69-281 -6
5. Kevin DeHuff, Coto de Caza, CA, *69-74-72-67-282 -5
6. Kevin Carrigan, Victoria, BC, *72-73-73-65-283 -4
6. Joey Savoie, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, *72-70-73-68-283 -4
6. Gavin Hall, Pittsford, NY, *66-74-71-72-283 -4
6. Patrick Murphy, Crossfield, AB, *69-71-69-74-283 -4
6. Ben Eccles, Australia, *66-70-74-73-283 -4
11. Guillermo Pereira, Chile, *71-70-73-70-284 -3
11. Brayden Eriksen, Parksville, BC, *68-72-74-70-284 -3
13. Rico Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, *72-70-73-70-285 -2
13. Conner Hayden, Chilhowie, VA, *69-71-73-72-285 -2
13. Kade McBride, Tugun, AL, *72-71-70-72-285 -2
13. Stuart Macdonald, Vancouver, BC, *74-70-67-74-285 -2
17. Trevor Sluman, Rochester, NY, *72-69-75-70-286 -1
17. Giulio Castagnara, Fort Worth, TX, *67-74-74-71-286 -1
17. Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, CA, *70-72-74-70-286 -1
17. Blair Hamilton, Burlington, ON, *71-71-73-71-286 -1
17. Cristóbal Del Solar, Tallahasse, FL, *73-68-72-73-286 -1
22. Eric Banks, Truro, NS, *67-69-77-74-287 E
22. Russell Bowie, Mississauga, ON, *69-71-71-76-287 E
24. Josh Whalen, Napanee, ON, *71-74-76-67-288 +1
25. Darren Shaw, Stoney Creek, ON, *72-73-73-71-289 +2
25. Ugo Coussaud, France, *72-71-75-71-289 +2
25. Quinn Vilneff, Amherstburg, ON, *70-70-75-74-289 +2
25. Maverick Antcliff, Australia, *69-75-71-74-289 +2
29. Daniel Chian, Covina, CA, *72-75-69-74-290 +3
30. Sean Walsh, Keller, TX, *72-74-74-71-291 +4
30. Barrett McCarthy, Burlington, ON, *76-70-75-70-291 +4
32. Brendan Leonard, Cambridge, ON, *77-69-74-72-292 +5
32. Vincent Martino, Southlake, TX, *72-74-71-75-292 +5
32. Nicholas Ross, Dundas, ON, *70-70-76-76-292 +5
35. Dylan MacQueen, Woodstock, ON, *70-72-76-75-293 +6
35. Wyndham Clark, Highlands Ranch, CO, *78-69-71-75-293 +6
35. Ian (Jae Hoon) Kim, Vancouver, BC, *72-74-73-74-293 +6
35. Otto Black, Pinckney, MI, *72-71-77-73-293 +6
35. Matthew Teesdale, Maple Glen, PA, *77-66-74-76-293 +6
35. Christopher Hickman, Centreville, MD, *70-74-78-71-293 +6
35. Geoff Fry, Calgary, AB, *72-73-77-71-293 +6
42. Andrew Whalen, Ephrata, WA, *70-76-72-76-294 +7
42. Ryan Tsang, Thornhill, ON, *74-72-73-75-294 +7
42. Conner Watt, Mississauga, ON, *73-73-73-75-294 +7
42. Luke Moser, Waterloo, ON, *71-76-73-74-294 +7
42. Addison Coll, Arlington, VA, *80-66-75-73-294 +7
42. Andrew Harrison, Camrose, AB, *70-68-83-73-294 +7
42. Vincent Blanchette, St-jean-sur-richelieu, QC, *72-72-71-79-294 +7
42. Étienne Papineau, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, *76-70-77-71-294 +7
42. David Snyder, McAllen, TX, *73-71-80-70-294 +7
42. Kevin Kwon, Maple Ridge, BC, *76-70-78-70-294 +7
52. Turner Southey-Gordon, Toronto, ON, *71-72-76-76-295 +8
52. Paul Barjon, Fort Worth, TX, *70-74-74-77-295 +8
52. Alex Dumais, Caledon, ON, *75-69-74-77-295 +8
52. Francesco Ruffino, Bloomfield Hills, MI, *71-74-75-75-295 +8
52. Zach Anderson, Nanaimo, BC, *74-73-78-70-295 +8
57. Joshua Lee, Fleming Island, FL, *74-72-72-78-296 +9
57. Geoff McLeod, Toronto, ON, *73-71-74-78-296 +9
57. Woody Woodward, Bridgeport, WV, *72-69-76-79-296 +9
57. Trevor Ranton, Waterloo, ON, *75-70-76-75-296 +9
61. Dan Parrack, Toronto, ON, *74-73-77-73-297 +10
62. Chris Waters, Atlanta, GA, *73-74-76-75-298 +11
62. Michael Farrugia, Peterborough, ON, *75-72-78-73-298 +11
64. Raphael Lapierre-Messier, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC, *70-72-80-77-299 +12
64. James Fahy, Vancouver, BC, *72-72-82-73-299 +12
66. Alex Palmer, Fredericton, NB, *74-70-79-77-300 +13
66. Felipe Ramirez, Colombia, *73-72-79-76-300 +13
66. Chris Crisologo, Richmond, BC, *74-73-81-72-300 +13
66. Robert Geibel, Pembroke Pines, FL, *73-74-81-72-300 +13
70. Shea Varty, Cobourg, ON, *76-71-78-76-301 +14
70. Chad Merzbacher, Eden Prairie, MN, *74-73-79-75-301 +14
72. Pierre-Alexandre Bedard, Chibougamau, QC, *76-70-73-83-302 +15
72. Reed Hrynewich, Muskegon, MI, *75-72-76-79-302 +15
74. Dustin Yeager, Calgary, AB, *70-77-74-82-303 +16
75. Michael Jiggins, St. Catharines, ON, *70-77-75-82-304 +17
75. Zaahidali Nathu, Richmond, BC, *76-69-78-81-304 +17
75. Logan Yanick, Courtenay, BC, *74-73-79-78-304 +17
78. Henry Lee, Coquitlam, BC, *76-70-81-80-307 +20

MISSED CUT

Étienne Brault, Mercier, QC, *71-77-0-148 +5
Dylan Cave, Kitchener, ON, *72-76-0-148 +5
Jared duToit, Kimberley, BC, *72-76-0-148 +5
Harley Abrams, Boca Raton, FL, *76-72-0-148 +5
Brian Bullington, Frankfort, IL, *73-75-0-148 +5
Branson Ferrier, Barrie, ON, *76-72-0-148 +5
Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, *74-74-0-148 +5
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, PA, *72-76-0-148 +5
Charles Corner, Cayuga, ON, *77-71-0-148 +5
Jake DuVall, Victoria, BC, *75-73-0-148 +5
Eric Johnson, Winnipeg, MB, *75-73-0-148 +5
Tony Gil, Vaughan, ON, *73-76-0-149 +6
Zach Sackett, Winnipeg, MB, *75-74-0-149 +6
Jordan Lu, Vancouver, BC, *76-73-0-149 +6
Justin Wood, Unity, SK, *76-73-0-149 +6
Keaton Jones, Kitchener, ON, *78-71-0-149 +6
Christian McCullough, Richmond Hill, ON, *74-75-0-149 +6
Henry Mabbett, Griffin, GA, *73-76-0-149 +6
Lawren Rowe, Victoria, BC, *77-72-0-149 +6
Jacob Bishop, St.George, ON, *75-74-0-149 +6
Marc-Olivier Plasse, Mercier, QC, *72-77-0-149 +6
Stuart Lenehan, Dartmouth, NS, *73-76-0-149 +6
Dale Brandt-Richards, Newport, AL, *73-76-0-149 +6
Geoffrey Butt, Vancouver, BC, *72-78-0-150 +7
Matt Gudmundson, Chilliwack, BC, *74-76-0-150 +7
Jackson Bowery, London, ON, *76-74-0-150 +7
Christopher Collins, Ottawa, ON, *73-77-0-150 +7
Blair Bursey, Gander, NL, *78-72-0-150 +7
Maxwell Sear, Unionville, ON, *75-75-0-150 +7
Kevin Fawcett, Toronto, ON, *74-76-0-150 +7
Bryce Evon, Windsor, ON, *72-78-0-150 +7
Justin Tereshko, Greensboro, NC, *72-78-0-150 +7
Dylan Bell, Victoria, BC, *78-72-0-150 +7
Chris Wilson, Toronto, ON, *74-76-0-150 +7
Edward Reevey, Rothesay, NB, *71-80-0-151 +8
Austin Connelly, Clare, NS, *76-75-0-151 +8
Tyler Douse, Waterloo, ON, *77-74-0-151 +8
Andrew Nagel, Elmvale, ON, *77-74-0-151 +8
Devon Schade, Beausejour, MB, *75-76-0-151 +8
Brodie Ward, North Milton, PE, *77-74-0-151 +8
Brett Hogan, Calgary, AB, *76-75-0-151 +8
Jesse Heinly, Bend, OR, *79-72-0-151 +8
Michael Boss, Lewiston, NY, *75-76-0-151 +8
Jacob Vanderpas, Vancouver, BC, *76-75-0-151 +8
Michael McAdam, Red Deer, AB, *79-72-0-151 +8
Will Betts, Leechburg, PA, *74-77-0-151 +8
Jordy Lutz, Winnipeg, MB, *75-76-0-151 +8
Brett McIntosh, London, ON, *77-75-0-152 +9
Bret Thompson, Winnipeg, MB, *72-80-0-152 +9
Calvin Ross, Fredericton, NB, *77-75-0-152 +9
Ki Taek Lee, Palm Desert, CA, *79-73-0-152 +9
Troy Bulmer, Vernon, BC, *74-78-0-152 +9
Juan Camilo Kalozdi, Colombia, *72-80-0-152 +9
Josh Landine, Fredericton, NB, *75-77-0-152 +9
Dominic Payne, East St Paul, MB, *79-73-0-152 +9
Ally Tidcombe, Bedford, NS, *77-75-0-152 +9
Conner Kozak, Vernon, BC, *77-75-0-152 +9
Robert Johnson, Georgetown, ON, *75-77-0-152 +9
Matthew Shubley, Whitby, ON, *75-78-0-153 +10
Ryan Ahrens, Peterborough, ON, *78-75-0-153 +10
Ryan Neil, North Bay, ON, *71-82-0-153 +10
Will Gavarkovs, Toronto, ON, *75-78-0-153 +10
Phil Mullin, Whitehorse, YT, *74-79-0-153 +10
Mitchell MacLeod, Shanty Bay, ON, *73-80-0-153 +10
Nick Earle, Woodmans Point, NB, *77-76-0-153 +10
Scott Secord, Calgary, AB, *81-72-0-153 +10
Fernando Cruz Valle, Mexico, *73-80-0-153 +10
Dallas Lequyer, Carlyle, SK, *75-78-0-153 +10
Michael Belle, Burnaby, BC, *78-75-0-153 +10
James Roxburgh, Vancouver, BC, *72-81-0-153 +10
Clayton Presant, Kingston, ON, *76-77-0-153 +10
Brendan MacDougall, Calgary, AB, *81-72-0-153 +10
Spencer Dobbs, Whitby, ON, *75-78-0-153 +10
Jake Adams, London, ON, *78-75-0-153 +10
Alexander Smith, Calgary, AB, *76-77-0-153 +10
Cameron Bourque, Victoria, BC, *77-76-0-153 +10
Daniel Yustin, East Amherst, NY, *74-79-0-153 +10
Minwoo Park, Toronto, ON, *77-77-0-154 +11
David Venman, Kitimat, BC, *76-78-0-154 +11
Jacob Peterson, Montréal, *76-78-0-154 +11
Tyler Wright, Regina, SK, *74-80-0-154 +11
Mitchell Matichuk, Melville, SK, *77-77-0-154 +11
Daniel Fratczak, Victoria, BC, *75-79-0-154 +11
Dallas Jones, Ladysmith, BC, *78-76-0-154 +11
Brock Holland, Victoria, BC, *76-78-0-154 +11
Brett White, Caledonia, MI, *78-76-0-154 +11
Danny Guise, Greenwich, CT, *76-78-0-154 +11
Kurtis Campbell, Saint Lazare, QC, *75-79-0-154 +11
Myles Creighton, Digby, NS, *74-80-0-154 +11
Corey McMinniman, Fredericton, NB, *74-80-0-154 +11
Matthew Vihant, Toronto, ON, *72-82-0-154 +11
Steven Poulos, Toronto, ON, *77-77-0-154 +11
Brandon Lacasse, Châteauguay, QC, *75-79-0-154 +11
Brandon Hogue, Leduc, AB, *77-77-0-154 +11
Ryan Sholdice, Stony Mountain, MB, *76-79-0-155 +12
Stewart Gray, Yellowknife, NT, *78-77-0-155 +12
Jack Wood, Banff, AB, *80-75-0-155 +12
Matt Williams, Calgary, AB, *78-77-0-155 +12
Emmett Oh, Calgary, AB, *76-79-0-155 +12
Cody Adolph, Stony Plain, AB, *75-80-0-155 +12
Jonathan Gagnon, Sherbrooke, QC, *76-79-0-155 +12
Jonathan Chang, Corona, CA, *76-79-0-155 +12
Dylan Kerbrat, Kitimat, BC, *78-77-0-155 +12
Gordon Gibson, Toronto, ON, *79-77-0-156 +13
Tyler Saunders, Sturgeon County, AB, *79-77-0-156 +13
A.J. Armstrong, St. Albert, AB, *76-80-0-156 +13
Daniel Gosselin, Brossard, QC, *82-74-0-156 +13
Evan Holmes, Calgary, AB, *79-77-0-156 +13
Charles Fitzsimmons, London, ON, *80-76-0-156 +13
Chris Willis, Toronto, ON, *77-79-0-156 +13
Mike Furlong, St. John’s, NL, *80-76-0-156 +13
David Williamson, Truro, NS, *76-80-0-156 +13
Jake McNulty, Port Perry, ON, *73-83-0-156 +13
Charlie Boyechko, Winnipeg, MB, *79-77-0-156 +13
Warren Sye, Mississauga, ON, *77-79-0-156 +13
Robert Woods, Richmond, BC, *83-73-0-156 +13
Tyler Roope, Langley, BC, *77-79-0-156 +13
Logan Carver, Calgary, AB, *78-78-0-156 +13
James Dyack, Calgary, AB, *79-77-0-156 +13
Mark Pothier, Hamonds Plains, NS, *78-78-0-156 +13
Josiah Dixon, Bognor, ON, *78-78-0-156 +13
Alex Large, Canmore, AB, *78-78-0-156 +13
Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC, *79-77-0-156 +13
Denver Dafoe, Bracebridge, ON, *83-73-0-156 +13
Jean Bilodeau, Boucherville, QC, *82-74-0-156 +13
Brad Currier, Oakville, ON, *80-76-0-156 +13
Jordan Ells, Hammonds Plains, NS, *79-78-0-157 +14
James Krantz, Oshawa, ON, *76-81-0-157 +14
Alan Tolusso, Burnaby, BC, *80-77-0-157 +14
Scott Samuel, Etobicoke, ON, *76-81-0-157 +14
Curtis Hall, Charlottetown, PE, *81-76-0-157 +14
Pat Livingston, Fredericton, NB, *80-77-0-157 +14
Jose Hernandez, San Antonio, TX, *78-79-0-157 +14
Richard Troy McCully, Victoria, BC, *77-80-0-157 +14
Joshua Goheen, Greely, ON, *80-77-0-157 +14
Andrew Bruce, Corner Brook, NL, *77-80-0-157 +14
Kevin Mclafferty, Toronto, ON, *80-77-0-157 +14
Jesse Pedersen, Kamloops, BC, *77-80-0-157 +14
Colin Manning, Riverview, NB, *80-77-0-157 +14
Sameer Kalia, Campbellville, ON, *77-81-0-158 +15
Austin James, Bath, ON, *77-81-0-158 +15
Frank Garber, Kirkland, WA, *81-77-0-158 +15
Jason Martens, Edmonton, AB, *80-78-0-158 +15
William Deck, Kelowna, BC, *81-77-0-158 +15
Brandon Markiw, Edmonton, AB, *77-81-0-158 +15
Shaun Margeson, Fall River, NS, *79-80-0-159 +16
Ron Lafond, Yellowknife, NT, *78-81-0-159 +16
Gavin Ciulla, Surrey, BC, *77-82-0-159 +16
Marc-Anthony Manion, Toronto, ON, *77-82-0-159 +16
Brett Pasula, Red Deer, AB, *75-84-0-159 +16
François Bissonnette, Blainville, QC, *79-80-0-159 +16
Andrew Coady, Charlottetown, PE, *79-80-0-159 +16
Josh Travers, Battersea, ON, *83-77-0-160 +17
Hunter Phelan, Vancouver, BC, *77-83-0-160 +17
Ryan Rody, Calgary, AB, *81-79-0-160 +17
Rhys Tosczak, Penticton, BC, *75-85-0-160 +17
Logan Lammerant, Seaforth, ON, *78-82-0-160 +17
Michael Herperger, Humboldt, SK, *80-80-0-160 +17
Crawford McKinlay, Blehiem, ON, *82-78-0-160 +17
Jehremy Ryde, Saskatoon, *84-76-0-160 +17
Daley Peters, Winnipeg, MB, *85-75-0-160 +17
Kyle Wiebe, Madison, SK, *78-83-0-161 +18
Justin Faasse, Kelowna, BC, *87-74-0-161 +18
Paul Stevens, Peterborough, ON, *81-80-0-161 +18
Tanner White, Regina, SK, *79-83-0-162 +19
Cameron Lowdon, Stonewall, MB, *85-77-0-162 +19
Matt Sloan, Mississauga, ON, *81-81-0-162 +19
Kevin Whelly, Toronto, ON, *79-83-0-162 +19
Brad Slaney, St. John’s, NL, *83-80-0-163 +20
Cedric Laverdure, Mont-Royal, QC, *77-86-0-163 +20
Geoff Campbell, Wellington, NS, *81-82-0-163 +20
Danny Klughart, Prince Albert, SK, *80-83-0-163 +20
Christopher Keating, Oakville, ON, *86-77-0-163 +20
Gord Delorm, Yellowknife, NT, *84-80-0-164 +21
Cody MacKay, Warren Grove, PE, *86-78-0-164 +21
Keaton Gudz, Victoria, BC, *78-86-0-164 +21
Riley Unger, Winnipeg, MB, *84-81-0-165 +22
Greggory Palmer, Port Alberni, BC, *87-78-0-165 +22
Daniel Cyr, Dieppe, NB, *81-85-0-166 +23
Matthew Bonnell, Corner Brook, NL, *84-82-0-166 +23
Landon Kulych, Whitehorse, YT, *85-81-0-166 +23
Joseph Burgess, London, ON, *80-87-0-167 +24
Nicholas Bubela, Ajax, ON, *88-82-0-170 +27
Robert Kelly, Clarenville, NL, *93-88-0-181 +38
James McGrath, Whitehorse, YT, *86-96-0-182 +39
DQ – Elliott Whitley, Hamilton, ON, *72-DQ

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