Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., battled strong winds at Golf Château-Bromont to claim his third consecutive Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title with a 19-under 269 final score.
His victory will earn Rank a spot in the field at the 2017 RBC Canadian Open.
Rank put up three birdies on the front nine to quickly separate himself from third-round co-leader Jordan Irwin of Banff, Alta.
“I got off to another nice start,” said Rank. “I hit a close shot on six and missed a three-footer for eagle, which would have been a dream,” he said.
“I got a little sloppy through eight and nine, but started to play really well again on the back nine – great last two days,” he said.
Rank bogeyed the eighth hole, but rebounded with four birdies on the back nine.
“It’s always special winning a national championship and to win it three times in a row is a huge honour,” he said.
“My goal for this week was to come here and win and get back into the Canadian Open and I accomplished that,” added Rank.
Ryan Sevigny of Stittsville, Ont., who began the day in a tie for 15th, shot eight-under 64 to match Golf Château-Bromont’s course record and catapult into a share of second.
Three-time Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur champion Dave Bunker of Woodbridge, Ont., looked to reclaim his 2015 Mid-Master title after leading the division through 54-holes, but was disqualified for signing the wrong score card. That went to Rob Couture of Dallas instead.
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