Garrett Rank Wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur, Sevigny Ties For 2nd

Garrett Rank (Photo: Grant Fraser)
Garrett Rank (Photo: Grant Fraser)
Garrett Rank (Photo: Grant Fraser)

A strong academic when he was in university, one of the best amateur golfers in Canada, and now an NHL referee – things are pretty good for Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ontario.

The 28 year-old proved once again that he is multi-talented by winning the 2016 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Bromont, Quebec on Friday, August 26th.

In earning his third consecutive title he broke out of an overnight share of the lead with Alberta’s Jordan Irwin almost immediately. He made birdies on three of his first six holes in the final round. Irwin made bogeys on his first two holes, giving Rank a nice lead; one he kept to the very end.

Rank finished the day with a 67, reaching -19 in total thanks to his 69, 68, 65 start.

With the victory Rank earns an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open.

Irwin would ultimately share second place with Ryan Sevigny of Stittsville, Ontario. Sevigny made the biggest move in the final round by turning in a course record tying 64. Both completed play at -13.

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In the Mid-Master Division, Rob Couture of Dallas, Texas took the win (74-71-64-71/280). Couture, a former Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion who grew up in Trenton, Ontario, won the Mid-Master by four strokes over Drew Symons of Woodstock, Ontario.

Mid-Amateur Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Canada Garrett Rank  Elmira, ON -5 F -19 69 68 65 67 269
T2 Canada Ryan Sevigny  Stittsville, ON -8 F -13 73 68 70 64 275
T2 Canada Jordan Irwin  Banff, AB +1 F -13 67 65 70 73 275
T4 Canada David Williamson  Truro, NS -5 F -12 71 72 66 67 276
T4 United States Joseph Deraney  Nashville, TN -3 F -12 73 68 66 69 276
6 United States Derek Meinhart  Mattoon, IL +1 F -9 71 69 66 73 279
T7 Canada Kevin Carrigan  Victoria, BC -3 F -8 75 72 64 69 280
T7 United States Rob Couture  Dallas, TX -1 F -8 74 71 64 71 280
T9 Canada James Krantz  Oshawa, ON -1 F -7 71 69 70 71 281
T9 Canada Michel Landry  Saint John, NB -1 F -7 73 69 68 71 281
11 Canada Charles Fitzsimmons  London, ON +1 F -6 69 72 68 73 282
T12 Canada Ryan Kings  Kitchener, ON -1 F -5 69 68 75 71 283
T12 Canada Brandon Markiw  Edmonton, AB -2 F -5 68 76 69 70 283
T12 Canada Philip Arci  Vaughan, ON +1 F -5 68 69 73 73 283
T15 Canada Jordan Crampton  London, ON -4 F -4 73 70 73 68 284
T15 Canada Drew Symons  Woodstock, ON -2 F -4 76 70 68 70 284
T15 Canada Sebastien Levasseur  Nicolet, QC E F -4 69 71 72 72 284
T18 Canada David Stewart  Saskatoon, SK -3 F -3 71 73 72 69 285
T18 Canada Jacob Peterson  Montréal,QC -2 F -3 67 69 79 70 285
T18 Canada Michael Rutgers  Windsor, ON E F -3 75 68 70 72 285
T18 Canada Dustin Yeager  Calgary, AB +3 F -3 68 74 68 75 285
T22 Canada Alex Dumais  Caledon, ON +1 F -1 76 68 70 73 287
T22 United States Jack Hall  Savannah, GA +3 F -1 73 67 72 75 287
T22 Canada Matthew Sim  Oakville, ON +7 F -1 69 67 72 79 287
T25 Canada Tyler Zaba  Regina, SK -1 F E 72 71 74 71 288
T25 Canada James Colin Davis  Montreal, QC E F E 71 73 72 72 288
T25 Canada Chris Holmes  Markham, ON +1 F E 78 69 68 73 288
T25 Canada Paul Briske  Calgary, AB E F E 76 70 70 72 288
T25 Canada Andrew Robb  Vancouver, BC +1 F E 72 72 71 73 288
T25 Canada Eric Johnson  Winnipeg, MB -3 F * E 71 72 76 69 288
T25 Canada Jay Jewett  Sudbury, ON -6 F * E 70 79 73 66 288
T25 Canada Darren Shaw  Stoney Creek, ON +8 F E 70 68 70 80 288
T33 Canada Hugues Legault  Saint-Lazare, QC -1 F * +1 74 71 73 71 289
T33 Canada Alex Palmer  Saint John, NB E F +1 74 71 72 72 289
T33 Canada Sean Stuart  Halifax, NS -1 F * +1 79 69 70 71 289
T36 Canada Levi Mcdermott  Forestburg, AB +1 F * +2 77 71 69 73 290
T36 Canada Dwight Reinhart  Renfrew, ON E F * +2 71 75 72 72 290
T36 Canada Jesse Skelton  St. Francois Xavier, MB E F * +2 74 70 74 72 290
T36 Canada John Harrington  Ajax, ON E F * +2 73 75 70 72 290
T36 Canada Brett Taylor  Quispamisis, NB -1 F * +2 74 71 74 71 290
T36 Canada Joe Amelia  Chatham, ON -3 F * +2 72 75 74 69 290
T42 Canada Stu Musgrave  Moncton, NB +2 F +3 73 74 70 74 291
T42 Canada Rob Cowan  Waterloo, ON +1 F * +3 75 72 71 73 291
T42 Canada Philip Doucet  Beaconsfield, QC E F * +3 72 74 73 72 291
T45 Canada Josh Hunke  New Hamburg, ON +3 F +4 70 75 72 75 292
T45 Canada Brandon McGregor  St. Catherines, ON +3 F +4 71 74 72 75 292
T45 Canada Timothy Caine  Bowmanvillle, ON +2 F * +4 71 73 74 74 292
T48 Canada Paul Raycroft  Humboldt, SK +3 F * +5 71 73 74 75 293
T48 Canada Derek Dalziel  Hamilton, ON +4 F +5 74 71 72 76 293
T48 United States Gary Young  Mississauga, ON +2 F * +5 75 70 74 74 293
T48 Canada Aaron Nickerson  Clark’s Harbour, NS +2 F * +5 76 73 70 74 293
T48 Canada Craig Doell  Victoria, BC E F * +5 71 77 73 72 293
T48 United States Daniel Neveu  Pinehurst, NC -1 F * +5 75 74 73 71 293
T54 Canada Edward Reevey  Rothesay, NB +3 F * +6 72 77 70 75 294
T54 Canada Morgan Campbell  Atlanta, GA +1 F * +6 71 78 72 73 294
T56 Canada Chris Henri  Beaconsfield, QC +3 F * +7 70 75 75 75 295
T56 Canada Shaun Dunphy  Saskatoon, SK +3 F * +7 69 78 73 75 295
T58 Canada David Greenaway  Barrie, ON +3 F * +8 71 77 73 75 296
T58 Canada Cody Adolph  Stony Plain, AB +3 F * +8 75 74 72 75 296
T60 Canada Marc St-Germain  Toronto, ON +5 F * +9 77 68 75 77 297
T60 Canada Scott Bennett  North Vancouver, BC +5 F * +9 75 73 72 77 297
T60 Canada Geoff Campbell  Wellington, NS +1 F * +9 75 73 76 73 297
T60 Canada Wesley Stewart  Windsor, ON -1 F * +9 72 73 81 71 297
T64 Canada Andrew Dingwall  Sherwood Park, AB +8 F * +10 75 74 69 80 298
T64 Canada Justin McDonald  Winnipeg, MB +4 F * +10 73 75 74 76 298
66 Canada Jordan Klein  Toronto, ON +4 F * +11 74 74 75 76 299
67 Canada Kris Carley  Carnduff, SK +4 F * +14 75 73 78 76 302
68 Canada Travis Fifi  Brandon, MB +12 F * +16 76 71 73 84 304
69 Canada Brian Katchnoski  Winnipeg, MB +9 F * +20 78 71 78 81 308

Mid-Master Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 United States Rob Couture  Dallas, TX -1 F -8 74 71 64 71 280
2 Canada Drew Symons  Woodstock, ON -2 F -4 76 70 68 70 284
3 United States Jack Hall  Savannah, GA +3 F -1 73 67 72 75 287
T4 Canada Paul Briske  Calgary, AB E F E 76 70 70 72 288
T4 Canada Jay Jewett  Sudbury, ON -6 F * E 70 79 73 66 288
T4 Canada Darren Shaw  Stoney Creek, ON +8 F E 70 68 70 80 288
7 Canada Hugues Legault  Saint-Lazare, QC -1 F * +1 74 71 73 71 289
T8 Canada Dwight Reinhart  Renfrew, ON E F * +2 71 75 72 72 290
T8 Canada Brett Taylor  Quispamisis, NB -1 F * +2 74 71 74 71 290
T10 Canada Stu Musgrave  Moncton, NB +2 F +3 73 74 70 74 291
T10 Canada Rob Cowan  Waterloo, ON +1 F * +3 75 72 71 73 291
T10 Canada Philip Doucet  Beaconsfield, QC E F * +3 72 74 73 72 291
13 Canada Timothy Caine  Bowmanvillle, ON +2 F * +4 71 73 74 74 292
T14 United States Gary Young  Mississauga, ON +2 F * +5 75 70 74 74 293
T14 Canada Aaron Nickerson  Clark’s Harbour, NS +2 F * +5 76 73 70 74 293
T14 Canada Craig Doell  Victoria, BC E F * +5 71 77 73 72 293
T14 United States Daniel Neveu  Pinehurst, NC -1 F * +5 75 74 73 71 293
18 Canada Edward Reevey  Rothesay, NB +3 F * +6 72 77 70 75 294
19 Canada Chris Henri  Beaconsfield, QC +3 F * +7 70 75 75 75 295
20 Canada David Greenaway  Barrie, ON +3 F * +8 71 77 73 75 296
T21 Canada Scott Bennett  North Vancouver, BC +5 F * +9 75 73 72 77 297
T21 Canada Wesley Stewart  Windsor, ON -1 F * +9 72 73 81 71 297
23 Canada Brian Katchnoski  Winnipeg, MB +9 F * +20 78 71 78 81 308