Josh Whalen Has Strong Finish At Porter Cup

Josh Whalen (File Photo)
Josh Whalen (File Photo)
Josh Whalen (File Photo)

Low scoring by eventual champion Harrison Endycott (-14) and runner-up Gavin Hall (-13) made them out of reach for most of the field at the 2016 Porter Cup. It left a couple of Canadians trying to see who would be the top representative of their nation at the prestigious amateur tournament in Lewiston, New York. It concluded on July 30.

Ultimately Jared du Toit, who recently gained worldwide attention with his tie for 9th at the RBC Canadian Open, and Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ontario would share 4th place.

Both golfers finished on -4 for the four-day event.

Du Toit, of Kimberley, B.C., and Ariona State University, closed with a 67 (-3) to catch Whalen, who is a Senior at Kent State University.

Whalen, who grew up on the fairways at the Napanee Golf & Country Club and later played out of Loyalist Country Club, tallied rounds of 76-65-66-69 for the week.

Austin James of Bath, Ontario tied for 53rd.

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