Rank Second Round Leader At Ontario Men’s Championship

The second round of action at the Investors Group Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship took place today from the immaculate St. Thomas Golf and Country Club with some warm breezy conditions making for some challenging golf.

After day two the same name sits atop the leaderboard, Garrett Rank from Elmira Golf Club who shot a 2 under on his round today and finishes at seven under after two rounds. His round (69) started out with a two-under front (34), with three birdies and one bogey and finished his back 9 with two birdies and two bogeys (35). “I made a few more mistakes today being a little too aggressive on occasion but made some key putts within seven or eight feet,” said Rank. Moving forward he added, “I’m going to stick to my own game plan, control what I can control, try and play steady golf and have fun.”

Garret Rank. Photo: Golf Ontario.

An NHL referee when not on a course, Rank was a member of Golf Canada’s National Men’s Team from 2012-2014, and 2018 U.S. Open qualifier.  He also golfed with Team Canada in the Pan American Games in 2015, as well as winning the Investors Group Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in 2015. Rank had a hat-trick at the Canadian Mid-Amateur championship, winning it three times in a row and finished runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Mid-Am. Winning the Canadian Mid-Am got him a ticket to three RBC Canadian Opens, making the cut in 2016.

Sitting in second with a score of 69 (-2) is Brady Zordana of Shanty Bay Golf & Country Club.

Eric Shea of Brantford Golf and Country Club had a great day firing a five-under (66) including a beautiful 15-foot birdie putt on his last hole to jump to one under for the tournament and now finds himself in second place. Eric Flockhart, a Golf Ontario Public Player sits in third with a plus one. Home turf native Greg McKegg of St. Thomas Golf & Country Club shot another solid round (74) and sits tied for fourth with Thomas DeMarco of Essex Golf and Country Club(73) with a plus two score. A big highlight of the day was made by Tristan Renaud, a member of Team Ontario who drained an incredible albatross on the par five 14th hole.

For more information, visit the tournament site at: https:​//gao.​bluegolf.​com/bluegolf/gao18/event/gao18​81/contest/1/leaderboard.htm​

The Investors Group Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship was first played in 1923 at Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Past winners include: 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (1990 & 1992), Gerry Kesselring (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953), professional players Jon Mills (2001), Corey Conners (2010), Albin Choi (2012), Chris Hemmerich (2014) and Gary Cowan, who holds the record for the most Ontario Amateur Championships with nine (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 & 1984).

1    Garrett Rank           Elmira Golf Club           66-69–135 -7
2    Eric Shea              Brantford G&CC             75-66–141 -1
3    Eric Flockhart         Public Player              72-71–143 +1
T4   Thomas DeMarco         Essex G & CC               73-71–144 +2
T4   Greg McKegg            St. Thomas Golf & Country  70-74–144 +2 
T4   Sam Meek               Kawartha G&CC              71-73–144 +2
T4   Cameron Corbett        Lindsay Golf & Country Cl  73-71–144 +2
T4   Thomas Giroux          The Club at North Halton   72-72–144 +2
T4   Brady Zordan           Shanty Bay Golf & Country  69-54–123 +2
T10  Matthew Cholod         Granite GC                 72-73–145 +3
T10  Charles Fitzsimmons    Thornhill Club             73-72–145 +3
T12  Matthew Shubley        Oshawa Golf & Curling      76-70–146 +4
T12  Matt LeMay             Public Player              75-71–146 +4
T12  Gajan Sivabalasingham  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  73-73–146 +4
T15  Minwoo Park            Glendale Golf & CC         74-73–147 +5
T15  Tyler Harvey           York Downs Golf & Country  73-74–147 +5
 T15  Cameron Kellett        St. Thomas Golf & Country  73-74–147 +5 
T15  Tristan Renaud         Idylwylde Golf & Country   74-73–147 +5
T19  Cougar Collins         Rocky Crest Golf Club      72-76–148 +6
T19  Matthew Anderson       Credit Valley Golf & Coun  77-71–148 +6
T19  Robbie Latter          Credit Valley Golf & Coun  75-57–132 +6
T19  Freddy D’Angelo        Lookout Point Country Clu  74-58–132 +6
T19  Philip Arci            King’s Riding GC           72-60–132 +6
T19  Jaret Chipman          St. Catharines Golf & Cou  73-54–127 +6
T19  Tyler Hull             Bayview G&CC               76-51–127 +6
T19  Matthew Vihant         The Summit G&CC            73-54–127 +6
T27  Thomas ‘Jack’ Simpson  Beacon Hall GC             76-73–149 +7
T27  Ty Celone              Public Player              75-74–149 +7
T27  Taylor Beckstead       Tangle Creek Golf & CC     74-75–149 +7
T27  Dave Bunker            Brampton GC                72-77–149 +7
T27  Crawford McKinlay      Public Player              73-76–149 +7
 T27  Steven Houle           Riverbend Golf Community   73-60–133 +7 
T27  Adam Migur             Weston G&CC                75-58–133 +7
T27  Shyamal Nagindas       Public Player              74-54–128 +7
T35  Devan Dodd             Highland Country Club      75-75–150 +8 
T35  Ben Snaidero           Public Player              75-75–150 +8
T35  Ranen Oomen-Danckert   Shelburne G & CC           75-75–150 +8
T35  Davey Morton           Craigowan G & CC           76-74–150 +8
T35  Gordon Gibson          Cedar Brae GC              75-75–150 +8
T35  Tyler Douse            Westmount G & CC           77-59–136 +8
T35  Chad Watts Denyes      Public Player              77-52–129 +8
T35  Conner Watt            Public Player              77-52–129 +8
T43  Arjun Walia            Public Player              75-76–151 +9
T43  Brendan Seys           Maple City Country Club    74-77–151 +9
T43  Marc Casullo           The Summit G&CC            77-74–151 +9
T43  Nick Hofland           Hamilton G & CC            79-72–151 +9
T43  Jacob Lehman           Toronto Golf Club          74-77–151 +9
T43  Yaroslav Ilyenko       Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  72-79–151 +9
T43  Mackenzie Tout         Royal Ashburn Golf Club    75-76–151 +9
T43  Curtis Hughes          Beach Grove G&CC           76-75–151 +9
T43  Anthony Occhiuto       Cutten Fields              81-56–137 +9
T43  Aidan Gavey            Beverly Golf & Country Cl  75-60–135 +9
T53  Gregory Goad           Galt Country Club          80-72–152 +10
T53  Zach Viminitz          Public Player              78-74–152 +10
 T53  Chase Komaromi         The Oaks GC                77-75–152 +10
T53  Noah Steele            Cataraqui Golf & Country   78-74–152 +10
T53  Craig Stefureak        Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  76-76–152 +10
T53  Brendan Dunphy         Whitevale GC               79-73–152 +10
T53  Ryan Mcinerney         London Hunt and CC         76-60–136 +10
T53  Robert Wilkinson       Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  76-60–136 +10
T53  Thomas Latter          Credit Valley Golf & Coun  78-58–136 +10
T53  Peter Beneteau         Camden Braes Golf & Count  75-56–131 +10
T63  Zachary Greifenberger  Weston G&CC                82-71–153 +11
T63  Michael Ayotte         Public Player              74-79–153 +11
T63  Ryan Jeffrey           St. Thomas Golf & Country  79-74–153 +11
T63  Jackson Bowery         Greenhills Golf Club       79-74–153 +11
T63  Quinn Richardson       Cutten Fields              78-75–153 +11
T63  Nolan Jarv             The Club at North Halton   78-75–153 +11
T63  Nicholas Ingoglia      Briars Golf Club           81-72–153 +11
T63  Peter Willis           Public Player              75-78–153 +11
T63  Ben Thompson           Scarboro Golf & Country C  81-72–153 +11
T63  Mackenzie Carter       Kawartha G&CC              77-76–153 +11
T63  Gj Kuhn                Public Player              76-61–137 +11
T63  Adam Graham            Sarnia G&CC                74-58–132 +11
T75  Ranga Sugathapala      Public Player              76-78–154 +12
T75  James Hill             Beach Grove G&CC           78-76–154 +12
T75  Callum Biehn           The Club at North Halton   79-75–154 +12
T75  Robert McCracken       Bay of Quinte Golf & CC    74-80–154 +12
T75  Zachary Bankuti        Public Player              78-76–154 +12
T75  Peter Leone            Grand Niagara GC           77-56–133 +12
T81  Jeffrey Clarke         Glencairn GC – L/S         77-78–155 +13
T81  Daniel DiFrancesco     Heron Point Golf Links     78-77–155 +13
 T81  Brad Walsh             West Haven G & CC          80-75–155 +13
T81  Derek Dalziel          Public Player              78-56–134 +13
T85  Nicolas Corbett        Granite GC                 75-81–156 +14
T85  Tyler Cormier          OslerBrook G&CC            79-77–156 +14
T85  Raymond Oh             Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  79-77–156 +14
T85  Graham Hill            Sarnia G&CC                79-77–156 +14
T85  Andrew Nagel           Barrie CC                  78-78–156 +14
T85  Evan MacLean           Idylwylde Golf & Country   80-60–140 +14
T85  Ward Kyle              Idylwylde Golf & Country   82-53–135 +14
T92  Dylan MacDonald        York Downs Golf & Country  84-73–157 +15
T92  Josh DiCarlo           Pointe West GC             77-80–157 +15
T92  William Gautreau       Scarboro Golf & Country C  77-80–157 +15
T92  Tyson Turchanski       Public Player              85-72–157 +15
T92  Riley Goss             Rosedale Golf Club         80-77–157 +15
T92  Ryan Neil              North Bay G & CC           80-77–157 +15
T92  Nicholas Mihalo        Roseland Golf & Curling C  85-72–157 +15
 T99  Alex du Boulay         Greenhills Golf Club       79-79–158 +16
T99  Joseph MacNeil         Barrie CC                  81-77–158 +16
T99  Trevor Corner          Rattlesnake Point GC       80-78–158 +16
T99  Ethan Cardwell         Oshawa Golf & Curling      77-60–137 +16
T103 Phil Leahy             Westmount G & CC           79-80–159 +17
T103 Cade Preston           Vespra Hills Golf Club     80-79–159 +17
T103 Lachlan O’Hara         Credit Valley Golf & Coun  79-80–159 +17
T103 Garrett Atkinson       Rattlesnake Point GC       76-67–143 +17
T107 Cole Nead              Public Player              79-81–160 +18
T107 Morgan Rubes           Georgian Bay Club          80-80–160 +18
T107 Nathanial Coombes      Bowmanville Golf & Countr  81-79–160 +18
T107 James Grigjanis-Meusel Public Player              79-81–160 +18
T107 John Burghardt         Blue Springs Golf Club     75-85–160 +18
T107 John Boncoddo          Brantford G&CC             77-83–160 +18
T107 Steven Poulos          Weston G&CC                78-66–144 +18
T107 Darren Young           Craigowan G & CC           80-59–139 +18
T115 Michael Dubois         Brantford G&CC             86-75–161 +19
T115 Adam Bain              Granite GC                 83-78–161 +19
T115 Sudarshan Yellamaraju  Blue Springs Golf Club     81-80–161 +19
T118 Andrew Cox             Whistle Bear Golf Club     79-83–162 +20
T118 Jake Dupuis            Lookout Point Country Clu  82-80–162 +20
T118 Andrew Pearson         Hamilton G & CC            81-81–162 +20
T118 Logan Lammerant        Sparrow Lakes Golf Club    84-78–162 +20
T118 Malcolm Glumpak        Rattlesnake Point GC       83-79–162 +20
T118 Josiah Dixon           Cobble Beach Golf Links    76-86–162 +20
T118 Trevor Ranton          Whistle Bear Golf Club     81-67–148 +20
T118 Matt Munro             Public Player              82-64–146 +20
T126 Nic Francis            Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  81-82–163 +21
T126 Gavin MacIver          Public Player              85-78–163 +21
T126 Luke McLean            Coppinwood                 84-79–163 +21
T126 Zack Mason             Donalda Club               79-84–163 +21
T126 Connor Stalteri        Quarry GC                  85-78–163 +21
T126 Michael Forbes         The National Golf Club of  84-79–163 +21
T126 Jake Bryson            Public Player              83-80–163 +21
T126 Brad VanPuymbroeck     St. Thomas Golf & Country  79-84–163 +21
T126 Josh Montgomery        Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  81-82–163 +21
T135 Jeffrey Ash            Tangle Creek Golf & CC     86-78–164 +22
T135 Michael Moore          Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  87-77–164 +22
T135 Adam Briggs            Public Player              82-82–164 +22
T135 Stefan Nicoara         King’s Riding GC           85-79–164 +22
T135 Jackson Behm           The Club at North Halton   80-84–164 +22
140  Matthew Thoms          King Valley Golf Club      82-83–165 +23
T141 Robin Petras           Public Player              83-84–167 +25
T141 Quinn Kerr             Greystone Golf Club        86-81–167 +25
T143 Spencer Higginbottom   Beach Grove G&CC           85-83–168 +26
 T143 Robert Sunstrum        Highland Country Club      82-86–168 +26
T143 Ryan Spratt            Falcon Ridge GC            87-65–152 +26
T146 Cody Watson            Rockway Vineyards          89-80–169 +27
T146 Stephen Longo          Oshawa Golf & Curling      87-82–169 +27
T146 Jared Bell             Caledon Woods GC           84-85–169 +27
T146 Blake Dell             Beach Grove G&CC           88-81–169 +27
T146 Michael Desautels      Wyldewood Golf & Country   87-82–169 +27
151  Matt Gardy             Westmount G & CC           87-84–171 +29
152  Zachary Katzenstein    Cedar Brae GC              87-85–172 +30
T153 Robbie Campbell        Public Player              88-94–182 +40
T153 Matthew Peesker        York Downs Golf & Country  86-96–182 +40
155  Ryan Kennedy           Glendale Golf & CC         89-97–186 +44

DID NOT MAKE THE CUT

JWD  Jaron Brown            Public Player              86-0–86 +15

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