Zach Bauchou of Forest, Va., shot a final round, two-under 68 to win the 113th playing of the Canadian Amateur at Toronto Golf Club on Thursday.
Bauchou. limited himself to one bogey on the day and made three birdies on the back nine to win the tournament by a single stroke.
“I’m really honoured and pleased,” said Bauchou.
“I’ve had a really good summer, so this caps off the summer and the good playing I’ve had. I finished third twice and I’ve been in the last group both times on those so today, to (start) in the last group and not make many mistakes was awesome and that was really cool,” he added.
In addition to becoming the 22nd American to claim the title of 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur champion, Bauchou earned an exemption into the 2017 U.S. Amateur at the Riveria Country Club in Palisades, Calif., Aug. 14-20.
He also earned an exemption to the 2018 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont, and will also be exempt from 2018 U.S. Open Local Qualifying.
Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont., was the low Canadian of the tournament, shooting a one-under 69 during the final round to earn bronze medallist honours
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