Billy Kennerly of Alpharetta, Ga., won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf and Country Club and Lambton Golf and Country Club in Toronto, on Thursday.
Kennerly shot a final round, two-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor, Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., who finished with a 67 on Friday.
“It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said Kennerly, a 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 (professional) tournament (Weston), that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”
With the victory, Kennerly has secured a spot in the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., next July.
“That’s a really big honour,” added the winner. “I’m looking forward to next year, I can’t wait.” said Kennerly, who is also scheduled to compete in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.
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