Garrett Rank nabs Ontario Mid Amateur title

KITCHENER, ON — Heading into the final round, Elmira’s Garrett Rank held a two-shot lead at the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener. By the end of the day, Rank remained at the top of the leaderboard and claimed his first Ontario Men’s Mid Amateur title.

The 27-year-old Rank finished the round three-under (70) to bring his tournament total to seven-under (74-68-70-212). Despite finding trouble during the round, Rank was able to hit recovery after recovery to win. Last year, Rank won the Canadian Mid-Amateur but said following it up with the provincial title was still a great feeling.

“It feels good! Any time you can win a tournament and put yourself in a winning position it feels really good,” said Rank.

Rank went on to talk about how the weather earlier in the week didn’t affect his overall tournament. “I almost blew away on Tuesday, it was that windy! I just knew that everyone had to play in it and I just played my way through it. I knew if I could keep my score around par I would be near the lead. In the second and third rounds I made some key putts. I didn’t make everything but I was really solid. I took advantage of my good iron shots and made birdies and some good par saves.”

Despite some tough shots during his final round, Rank was able to recover well, something that he said helped him win. “There were a few times today where there could have been some big swings but I managed to save a couple bogeys. I just tried to keep the momentum moving in the right direction and eventually made some late birdies.”

For Rank, he will now turn his attention to representing Canada at the Pan American Games, July 16-19 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, and the RBC Canadian Open, July 23-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.

Earning the silver medal was Toronto’s Kevin Fawcett. The Toronto Golf Club member shot an even-par final round (73) to finish the tournament at two-under (71-73-73-217).

Picking up the bronze medal was New Hamburg’s Josh Hunke. Hunke, from Deer Ridge Golf Club, also ended the day at even par bringing his three-day total to one-under (72-73-73-218).

Rank, Fawcett and Hunke were all named as the members of Team Ontario for the inter-provincial competition at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur, Aug. 25-28 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Capturing the Mid-Masters (40+) trophy was Woodstock’s Drew Symons. Symons, the 2012 Mid-Amateur Champion and Craigowan Golf & Country Club member, ended the day one-under (72) and finished in a tie for fourth overall at even for the tournament (73-74-72-219).

The top 41 finishers in the event earned entry into the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Full Field Results

1 Garrett Rank Elmira, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 74-68-70–212 -7
2 Kevin Fawcett Toronto, ON Toronto Golf Club 71-73-73–217 -2
3 Josh Hunke New Hamburg, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 72-73-73–218 -1
T4 Drew Mayhew Kingston, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 78-71-70–219 E
T4 Drew Symons Woodstock, ON Craigowan G & CC 73-74-72–219 E
T6 Peter McCarthy Toronto, ON Rosedale Golf Club 77-69-74–220 +1
T6 Jeff Crowe London, ON The Oaks GC 72-75-73–220 +1
8 Jordan Crampton London, ON Sunningdale GC 71-80-70–221 +2
9 Darren Shaw Stoney Creek King’s Forest Golf Club 77-71-75–223 +4
T10 Brandon McGregor St. Catharines, ON St. Catharines Golf & Cou 77-76-71–224 +5
T10 Mike Kray Oakville, ON St. Catharines Golf & Cou 77-75-72–224 +5
12 Charles Fitzsimmons north york, ontario Thornhill G&CC 77-80-68–225 +6
13 Jud Whiteside Thornhill, ON Beacon Hall GC 78-78-70–226 +7
T14 Robert McCracken Belleville, ON Bay of Quinte Golf & CC 84-72-71–227 +8
T14 Rob Cowan Wellesley, ON Westmount G & CC 81-74-72–227 +8
T14 Jay Jewett Sudbury, ON Timberwolf Golf Club 78-77-72–227 +8
T14 Ben Snaidero Burlington, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-76-74–227 +8
T14 Paul Gortnar Mississauga Glencairn Golf Club 71-78-78–227 +8
T19 Gary Young Mississauga, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-75-75–228 +9
T19 Mark Elgner Toronto, ON St. George’s Golf & Count 75-77-76–228 +9
T21 Peter vanWezel Lasalle, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 82-73-74–229 +10
T21 Ryan Kings Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 81-74-74–229 +10
T21 David Nudds Toronto, ON St. George’s Golf & Count 78-74-77–229 +10
T21 Bill Hutcheson Aurora, ON Taboo Resort 77-70-82–229 +10
T25 Drew Dempster Ancaster, ON Beverly Golf & Country Cl 79-75-76–230 +11
T25 Matthew Ion Young Burlington, ON Hamilton G & CC 78-76-76–230 +11
T25 Mike Woodhouse City of Kawartha Lakes, ON Lindsay Golf & Country Cl 79-75-76–230 +11
T25 Jeff Agnew Richmond Hill, ON Wyndance Golf Club 84-70-76–230 +11
T25 Rick Valin Kitchener Deer Ridge Golf Club 77-73-80–230 +11
T30 Mark Henderson Toronto, ON Barrie CC 79-77-75–231 +12
T30 Jamie Bacon London Sunningdale GC 78-78-75–231 +12
T30 Cam Hreljac Bowmanville, ON Whitevale GC 77-78-76–231 +12
T30 Michael Rutgers Windsor, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 80-75-76–231 +12
T30 Scott Benzoni Oakville, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 77-77-77–231 +12
T30 Robert Gibson Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 78-77-76–231 +12
T30 Dean Henry Wasaga Beach, ON Mad River GC 78-75-78–231 +12
T37 Aaron Pedlar Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 81-76-75–232 +13
T37 Ian Frauts Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 81-77-74–232 +13
T37 Chris Willis Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-79-76–232 +13
T37 Derek Dalziel Oakville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 82-74-76–232 +13
T37 Christian McCullough Richmond Hill, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 77-77-78–232 +13
T37 Paul Stevens Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 76-76-80–232 +13
T43 Ron Pearson Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 77-80-76–233 +14
T43 Mark Kalbfleisch Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 75-81-77–233 +14
T43 Dan Keogh Toronto, ON Taboo Resort 78-77-78–233 +14
T43 Andrew Tomchuk London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 76-77-80–233 +14
T47 Jeff Turner Aurora, ON York Downs Golf & Country 77-80-78–235 +16
T47 Alec Kerr Newmarket, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-78-79–235 +16
T47 John Harrington Ajax, ON Cherry Downs G & CC 78-76-81–235 +16
T47 Ryan Verrette Milton, ON Eagle Ridge Golf Club 79-72-84–235 +16
T47 Peter Willis Aurora, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 75-75-85–235 +16
T52 Eric Pattenaude Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 79-78-79–236 +17
T52 Ryan Lloyd Toronto, ON Rosedale Golf Club 80-77-79–236 +17
54 Arnold Johnson Brampton Public Player(GAO Member) 78-80-79–237 +18
55 Dave Speir London, ON Sunningdale GC 81-76-81–238 +19
56 Raymond Oh Richmond Hill, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 81-77-81–239 +20
57 Bernie Bodogh ST. CATHARINES St. Catharines Golf & Cou 79-79-82–240 +21
58 Tj Moir Gormley, ON Station Creek GC 73-81-87–241 +22
59 Chad Brousseau Sudbury, ON Idylwylde Golf & Country 78-80-87–245 +26


MC Jeff Simpson Amherstview, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 81-78-0–159 +13
MC David Wodar Burlington Mississaugua 81-78-0–159 +13
MC Brad Wadsworth Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 82-77-0–159 +13
MC Robert Crifo Toronto Cedar Brae G & CC 80-79-0–159 +13
MC Regan O’Halloran Scarborough, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-79-0–159 +13
MC Marty Quincey Caledon, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 81-78-0–159 +13
MC Kerry Short Vineland, ON St. Catharines Golf & Cou 85-74-0–159 +13
MC Lars Melander Oakville, ON Hidden Lake GC – New 83-76-0–159 +13
MC Mike Roberts Kitchener, ON Rebel Creek Golf Club 77-82-0–159 +13
MC Brad VanPuymbroeck Tillsonburg, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 81-78-0–159 +13
MC Scott Duffield Stoney Creek, ON Glendale Golf & CC 82-77-0–159 +13
MC Allan Stanley Windsor, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-79-0–159 +13
MC Peter Zakarow Toronto, ON Beacon Hall GC 81-79-0–160 +14
MC Rick Robinson Orangeville, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 79-81-0–160 +14
MC Brian Uchikata Oakville, ON Rattlesnake Point GC 82-78-0–160 +14
MC Paul Winter Toronto, ON The Country Club 81-79-0–160 +14
MC Chad Walker St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 81-79-0–160 +14
MC Tim Southcott Milton, ON Glencairn Golf Club 80-80-0–160 +14
MC Jean-Henri Lavoie Brampton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-83-0–160 +14
MC Robin Petras Newmarket, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-80-0–160 +14
MC Steve Douse Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 81-79-0–160 +14
MC Pete McMenemy Waterloo, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 81-79-0–160 +14
MC Derek McGrath Cambridge, ON Galt Country Club 83-78-0–161 +15
MC Aj Boland Brampton, ON Brampton GC 80-81-0–161 +15
MC Brad Stumpf Oshawa, ON Bowmanville Golf & Countr 84-77-0–161 +15
MC Bill Lipsett Beamsville Twenty Valley Golf & Coun 77-84-0–161 +15
MC Wesley Stewart Windsor, ON Pointe West GC 84-77-0–161 +15
MC Stephen Wright Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-81-0–161 +15
MC Peter MacKinnon Chatham, ON Maple City Country Club 85-76-0–161 +15
MC Chris Frook Kemble, ON Legacy Ridge GC 82-80-0–162 +16
MC Michael Alderman Georgetown, ON Blue Springs Golf Club 79-83-0–162 +16
MC Trevor Low Beamsville, ON Twenty Valley Golf & Coun 83-79-0–162 +16
MC Gerry Greenwood Brooklin, Ontario Wyndance Golf Club 81-81-0–162 +16
MC David Greenaway Barrie Barrie CC 78-84-0–162 +16
MC Keith Joel Toronto, ON Weston G&CC 82-80-0–162 +16
MC Geordie Hagerman Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 81-81-0–162 +16
MC Matthew Abbott Hamilton, ON Hamilton G & CC 80-82-0–162 +16
MC Mike Clarke London, ON West Haven G & CC 81-82-0–163 +17
MC Brett Wilkinson Dundas, ON Dundas Valley Golf & Curl 80-83-0–163 +17
MC Rick Dodds-Hebron Brampton, ON Brampton GC 86-77-0–163 +17
MC Adam Bouchard Guelph, ON Glendale Golf & CC 81-82-0–163 +17
MC Mike Milner Cobourg, ON Dalewood GC 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Tom Nowak Rockwood, ON Blue Springs Golf Club 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Benjamin Watson Toronto, ON Mississaugua 83-80-0–163 +17
MC Klaus Hagenberg Oakville, ON Glencairn Golf Club 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Chris Regan Burlington, ON Hamilton G & CC 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Scott Eagles Thornbury, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-83-0–163 +17
MC William Gautreau Niagara Falls, Ontario Scarboro Golf & Country C 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Scott Hepburn St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 81-82-0–163 +17
MC Joey Chua Acton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-79-0–163 +17
MC Jamie Robertson North York, ON Rosedale Golf Club 83-81-0–164 +18
MC Bryan Francis Brampton, ON Eagle Ridge Golf Club 79-85-0–164 +18
MC Mike Ferreira Leamington, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 86-78-0–164 +18
MC Andrew Branscombe Oakville, ON Islington GC 78-87-0–165 +19
MC Kyle Rank Elmira, ON Elmira Golf Club 82-83-0–165 +19
MC Jason McKersie Toronto Thornhill G&CC 85-81-0–166 +20
MC Greg Adoranti Stoney Creek, ON Glen Abbey Golf Club 88-78-0–166 +20
MC Christian Rutherford Peterborough, ON Lindsay Golf & Country Cl 86-80-0–166 +20
MC Robert O’Hagan Paris, ON Paris Grand CC 83-83-0–166 +20
MC Matthew Hopper London, ON Thames Valley Golf & Coun 85-81-0–166 +20
MC James McKeon Toronto, ON Grandview Golf Club 79-87-0–166 +20
MC Anthony Laud Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 85-81-0–166 +20
MC Dave Wilson Stratford, ON Stratford CC 81-85-0–166 +20
MC Shawn Cowen Clifford, ON Pike Lake G & CC 84-82-0–166 +20
MC Bruce McEwen Scarborough, ON Scarboro Golf & Country C 79-88-0–167 +21
MC Ronald Kerr Caledon, ON Brampton GC 82-86-0–168 +22
MC Michael Kaye Newmarket, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 81-87-0–168 +22
MC Jim Langill Toronto, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 83-85-0–168 +22
MC Dave Mills Midhurst, ON Barrie CC 83-85-0–168 +22
MC Jeff Baker Waterloo Elmira Golf Club 85-83-0–168 +22
MC Eamonn McConnell Toronto, ON Toronto Golf Club 82-87-0–169 +23
MC Kent Glugosh Brampton, ON Brampton GC 83-87-0–170 +24
MC Dean Weber Kitchener, ON Grey Silo Golf Course 85-86-0–171 +25
MC Jake Gerolamy Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 80-93-0–173 +27
MC Matthew Oldershaw Shanty Bay, ON Barrie CC 88-86-0–174 +28
MC Aron Burch Hamilton, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 88-90-0–178 +32
MC Conor O’Hara Oakville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 89-91-0–180 +34
MC Steven Fox Kitchener, ON Westmount G & CC 91-89-0–180 +34
WD Will Repath Stoney Creek, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-0-0–86 +13
WD Michael Schaffer Kitchener St. Thomas Golf & Country 86-0-0–86 +13
WD Steve Mercer Plainfield, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-0-0–86 +13
WD Dave Bunker Woodbridge, ON Brampton GC
WD Michael Farrugia Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC
WD James Lowe Toronto, ON Lambton Golf & Country Cl
WD Brent McClung Burlington, ON Public Player(GAO Member)
WD Tyler McDannold Brooklin Brampton GC
WD Rick Paquette Belle River, ON Beach Grove G&CC
WD Joel Rose Toronto, ON Hunters Pointe GC
WD Jonathan Ross Burlington Burlington Golf & Country
WD Brett Saunders Toronto, ON The Club at Bond Head
WD Damon Sutherland Toronto, ON Lambton Golf & Country Cl
DQ Adam Atkinson Stoufville, ON Wooden Sticks GC 82-58-0–140 +5
DQ Doug McNeil Newmarket Public Player(GAO Member) 82-66-0–148 +13
JWD Ashley Chinner Brooklin, Ontario Coppinwood +13

Peter Mumford
Peter Mumford is the Editor of Fairways Magazine. He's played over 500 different courses in 21 countries and met some fascinating people along the way. He's also a long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

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