Rank Stickhandles 5-Stroke Lead Into Ontario Am Final Round

A hat-trick in leads for Garrett Rank after three rounds of the Investors Group Ontario Men’s amateur championship.

Moving day began here at the Investors Group Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship from St. Thomas Golf and Country Club on a beautiful morning under blue skies.

Garret Rank. Photo: Golf Ontario.

Day three saw some up and downs for almost everyone on a tough course, however, Garrett Rank of Elmira Golf Club leads yet again after the third round. Rank shot a 2 over (73) on his round today and finishes at five under with a three-stroke lead after three days. His round started out with a one under front (35), with two birdies and one bogey but finished his back 9 (38) with a double bogey on the eighteenth after a putt hung right on the lip of the cup that just wouldn’t drop.

Thomas DeMarco of Essex Golf & Country Club had a stellar round shooting a 2 under (69) and jumped up to second place while Eric Flockhart, a Golf Ontario Public Player, shot a solid even-par round (71) and sits in third alone. Home course native Cameron Kellett of St. Thomas Golf & Country Club shot an impressive one under (70) and finds himself in sixth.

Rank, an NHL referee, 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. He 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.

The final round tomorrow should be a very exciting finish with so many exceptional golfers atop the leaderboard.

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           66-69-73–208 -5
2    Thomas DeMarco         Essex G & CC               73-71-69–213 E
3    Eric Flockhart         Public Player              72-71-71–214 +1
4    Eric Shea              Brantford G&CC             75-66-74–215 +2
5    Thomas Giroux          The Club at North Halton   72-72-72–216 +3
6    Cameron Kellett        St. Thomas Golf & Country  73-74-70–217 +4
T7   Ty Celone              Public Player              75-74-70–219 +6
T7   Cougar Collins         Rocky Crest Golf Club      72-76-71–219 +6
T7   Sam Meek               Kawartha G&CC              71-73-75–219 +6
T10  Freddy D’Angelo        Lookout Point Country Clu  74-74-72–220 +7
T10  Greg McKegg            St. Thomas Golf & Country  70-74-76–220 +7
T12  Shyamal Nagindas       Public Player              74-76-71–221 +8
T12  Taylor Beckstead       Tangle Creek Golf & CC     74-75-72–221 +8
T12  Matthew Vihant         The Summit G&CC            73-75-73–221 +8
T12  Thomas ‘Jack’ Simpson  Beacon Hall GC             76-73-72–221 +8
T12  Tyler Harvey           York Downs Golf & Country  73-74-74–221 +8
T12  Tristan Renaud         Idylwylde Golf & Country   74-73-74–221 +8
18   Brady Zordan           Shanty Bay Golf & Country  69-77-76–222 +9
T19  Zach Viminitz          Public Player              78-74-71–223 +10
T19  Tyler Hull             Bayview G&CC               76-75-72–223 +10
T19  Gajan Sivabalasingham  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  73-73-77–223 +10
T19  Matthew Shubley        Oshawa Golf & Curling      76-70-77–223 +10
T23  Conner Watt            Public Player              77-74-73–224 +11
T23  Crawford McKinlay      Public Player              73-76-75–224 +11
T23  Matthew Anderson       Credit Valley Golf & Coun  77-71-76–224 +11
T23  Matt LeMay             Public Player              75-71-78–224 +11
T27  Craig Stefureak        Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  76-76-73–225 +12
T27  Nick Hofland           Hamilton G & CC            79-72-74–225 +12
T27  Ranen Oomen-Danckert   Shelburne G & CC           75-75-75–225 +12
T27  Cameron Corbett        Lindsay Golf & Country Cl  73-71-81–225 +12
T31  Ben Thompson           Scarboro Golf & Country C  81-72-73–226 +13
T31  Aidan Gavey            Beverly Golf & Country Cl  75-77-74–226 +13
T31  Noah Steele            Cataraqui Golf & Country   78-74-74–226 +13
T31  Devan Dodd             Highland Country Club      75-75-76–226 +13
T31  Minwoo Park            Glendale Golf & CC         74-73-79–226 +13
T36  Quinn Richardson       Cutten Fields              78-75-74–227 +14
T36  Curtis Hughes          Beach Grove G&CC           76-75-76–227 +14
T36  Jaret Chipman          St. Catharines Golf & Cou  73-78-76–227 +14
T36  Brendan Seys           Maple City Country Club    74-77-76–227 +14
T36  Marc Casullo           The Summit G&CC            77-74-76–227 +14
T36  Philip Arci            King’s Riding GC           72-77-78–227 +14
T42  Peter Willis           Public Player              75-78-75–228 +15
T42  Brendan Dunphy         Whitevale GC               79-73-76–228 +15
T42  Gregory Goad           Galt Country Club          80-72-76–228 +15
T42  Mackenzie Tout         Royal Ashburn Golf Club    75-76-77–228 +15
T42  Dave Bunker            Brampton GC                72-77-79–228 +15
T42  Robbie Latter          Credit Valley Golf & Coun  75-72-81–228 +15
T42  Matthew Cholod         Granite GC                 72-73-83–228 +15
T49  Adam Migur             Weston G&CC                75-77-77–229 +16
T49  Jacob Lehman           Toronto Golf Club          74-77-78–229 +16
T51  Jackson Bowery         Greenhills Golf Club       79-74-77–230 +17
T51  Zachary Greifenberger  Weston G&CC                82-71-77–230 +17
T51  Chase Komaromi         The Oaks GC                77-75-78–230 +17
T54  Michael Ayotte         Public Player              74-79-78–231 +18
T54  Davey Morton           Craigowan G & CC           76-74-81–231 +18
56   Adam Graham            Sarnia G&CC                74-78-80–232 +19
T57  Mackenzie Carter       Kawartha G&CC              77-76-80–233 +20
T57  Nicholas Ingoglia      Briars Golf Club           81-72-80–233 +20
T57  Yaroslav Ilyenko       Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  72-79-82–233 +20
T57  Arjun Walia            Public Player              75-76-82–233 +20
T61  Ryan Jeffrey           St. Thomas Golf & Country  79-74-81–234 +21
T61  Gordon Gibson          Cedar Brae GC              75-75-84–234 +21
63   Ben Snaidero           Public Player              75-75-86–236 +23
64   Nolan Jarv             The Club at North Halton   78-75-85–238 +25

DID NOT MAKE THE CUT

MC   Ranga Sugathapala      Public Player              76-78-0–154 +12
MC   James Hill             Beach Grove G&CC           78-76-0–154 +12
MC   Callum Biehn           The Club at North Halton   79-75-0–154 +12
MC   Robert McCracken       Bay of Quinte Golf & CC    74-80-0–154 +12
MC   Zachary Bankuti        Public Player              78-76-0–154 +12
MC   Tyler Douse            Westmount G & CC           77-77-0–154 +12
MC   Anthony Occhiuto       Cutten Fields              81-73-0–154 +12
MC   Steven Houle           Riverbend Golf Community   73-81-0–154 +12
MC   Chad Watts Denyes      Public Player              77-77-0–154 +12
MC   Ryan Mcinerney         London Hunt and CC         76-78-0–154 +12
MC   Robert Wilkinson       Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  76-78-0–154 +12
MC   Gj Kuhn                Public Player              76-78-0–154 +12
MC   Thomas Latter          Credit Valley Golf & Coun  78-76-0–154 +12
MC   Jeffrey Clarke         Glencairn GC – L/S         77-78-0–155 +13
MC   Daniel DiFrancesco     Heron Point Golf Links     78-77-0–155 +13
MC   Brad Walsh             West Haven G & CC          80-75-0–155 +13
MC   Peter Beneteau         Camden Braes Golf & Count  75-80-0–155 +13
MC   Derek Dalziel          Public Player              78-77-0–155 +13
MC   Nicolas Corbett        Granite GC                 75-81-0–156 +14
MC   Tyler Cormier          OslerBrook G&CC            79-77-0–156 +14
MC   Raymond Oh             Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  79-77-0–156 +14
MC   Graham Hill            Sarnia G&CC                79-77-0–156 +14
MC   Andrew Nagel           Barrie CC                  78-78-0–156 +14
MC   Peter Leone            Grand Niagara GC           77-79-0–156 +14
MC   Ward Kyle              Idylwylde Golf & Country   82-74-0–156 +14
MC   Dylan MacDonald        York Downs Golf & Country  84-73-0–157 +15
MC   Josh DiCarlo           Pointe West GC             77-80-0–157 +15
MC   William Gautreau       Scarboro Golf & Country C  77-80-0–157 +15
MC   Tyson Turchanski       Public Player              85-72-0–157 +15
MC   Riley Goss             Rosedale Golf Club         80-77-0–157 +15
MC   Ryan Neil              North Bay G & CC           80-77-0–157 +15
MC   Nicholas Mihalo        Roseland Golf & Curling C  85-72-0–157 +15
MC   Alex du Boulay         Greenhills Golf Club       79-79-0–158 +16
MC   Joseph MacNeil         Barrie CC                  81-77-0–158 +16
MC   Trevor Corner          Rattlesnake Point GC       80-78-0–158 +16
MC   Phil Leahy             Westmount G & CC           79-80-0–159 +17
MC   Cade Preston           Vespra Hills Golf Club     80-79-0–159 +17
MC   Lachlan O’Hara         Credit Valley Golf & Coun  79-80-0–159 +17
MC   Evan MacLean           Idylwylde Golf & Country   80-79-0–159 +17
MC   Cole Nead              Public Player              79-81-0–160 +18
MC   Morgan Rubes           Georgian Bay Club          80-80-0–160 +18
MC   Nathanial Coombes      Bowmanville Golf & Countr  81-79-0–160 +18
MC   James Grigjanis-Meusel Public Player              79-81-0–160 +18
MC   John Burghardt         Blue Springs Golf Club     75-85-0–160 +18
MC   John Boncoddo          Brantford G&CC             77-83-0–160 +18
MC   Michael Dubois         Brantford G&CC             86-75-0–161 +19
MC   Adam Bain              Granite GC                 83-78-0–161 +19
MC   Sudarshan Yellamaraju  Blue Springs Golf Club     81-80-0–161 +19
MC   Trevor Ranton          Whistle Bear Golf Club     81-80-0–161 +19
MC   Garrett Atkinson       Rattlesnake Point GC       76-85-0–161 +19
MC   Steven Poulos          Weston G&CC                78-83-0–161 +19
MC   Andrew Cox             Whistle Bear Golf Club     79-83-0–162 +20
MC   Jake Dupuis            Lookout Point Country Clu  82-80-0–162 +20
MC   Andrew Pearson         Hamilton G & CC            81-81-0–162 +20
MC   Logan Lammerant        Sparrow Lakes Golf Club    84-78-0–162 +20
MC   Malcolm Glumpak        Rattlesnake Point GC       83-79-0–162 +20
MC   Josiah Dixon           Cobble Beach Golf Links    76-86-0–162 +20
MC   Ethan Cardwell         Oshawa Golf & Curling      77-85-0–162 +20
MC   Matt Munro             Public Player              82-80-0–162 +20
MC   Nic Francis            Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  81-82-0–163 +21
MC   Gavin MacIver          Public Player              85-78-0–163 +21
MC   Luke McLean            Coppinwood                 84-79-0–163 +21
MC   Zack Mason             Donalda Club               79-84-0–163 +21
MC   Connor Stalteri        Quarry GC                  85-78-0–163 +21
MC   Michael Forbes         The National Golf Club of  84-79-0–163 +21
MC   Jake Bryson            Public Player              83-80-0–163 +21
MC   Brad VanPuymbroeck     St. Thomas Golf & Country  79-84-0–163 +21
MC   Josh Montgomery        Dundas Valley Golf & Curl  81-82-0–163 +21
MC   Darren Young           Craigowan G & CC           80-83-0–163 +21
MC   Jeffrey Ash            Tangle Creek Golf & CC     86-78-0–164 +22
MC   Michael Moore          Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  87-77-0–164 +22
MC   Adam Briggs            Public Player              82-82-0–164 +22
MC   Stefan Nicoara         King’s Riding GC           85-79-0–164 +22
MC   Jackson Behm           The Club at North Halton   80-84-0–164 +22
MC   Matthew Thoms          King Valley Golf Club      82-83-0–165 +23
MC   Robin Petras           Public Player              83-84-0–167 +25
MC   Quinn Kerr             Greystone Golf Club        86-81-0–167 +25
MC   Spencer Higginbottom   Beach Grove G&CC           85-83-0–168 +26
MC   Robert Sunstrum        Highland Country Club      82-86-0–168 +26
MC   Cody Watson            Rockway Vineyards          89-80-0–169 +27
MC   Stephen Longo          Oshawa Golf & Curling      87-82-0–169 +27
MC   Jared Bell             Caledon Woods GC           84-85-0–169 +27
MC   Blake Dell             Beach Grove G&CC           88-81-0–169 +27
MC   Michael Desautels      Wyldewood Golf & Country   87-82-0–169 +27
MC   Matt Gardy             Westmount G & CC           87-84-0–171 +29
MC   Zachary Katzenstein    Cedar Brae GC              87-85-0–172 +30
MC   Ryan Spratt            Falcon Ridge GC            87-88-0–175 +33
MC   Robbie Campbell        Public Player              88-94-0–182 +40
MC   Matthew Peesker        York Downs Golf & Country  86-96-0–182 +40
MC   Ryan Kennedy           Glendale Golf & CC         89-97-0–186 +44
WD   Charles Fitzsimmons    Thornhill Club             73-72-74–219 +6
JWD  Jaron Brown            Public Player              86-0-0–86 +15

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