Buhl Captures Canadian Men’s Am

Sam Meek finishes as the low Canadian in a tie for fourth

The Glencoe Golf & Country Club to host in 2020

From Golf Canada:

HAMMOND PLAINS, N.S. – A final round of 1-under-par 69 from William Buhl was enough for the Fairhope, Ala., native to capture the 115th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship held at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammond Plains, N.S.

Buhl, who was born in Oslo, Norway, was bogey-free during the final round. His final putt of the competition on the par-4 18th hole was his lone birdie on the day, capping four consecutive rounds in the 60s.

The 22-year-old carried a five-stroke lead into Thursday’s final round, finishing the tournament at 9-under-par 273, eight strokes clear of his closest competitors.

Ed. Note: Dorchester, Ontario’s Thomas Code, playing out of Highland Country Club, fired a final-round 73 for a four-day total of 81-71-73-73–298 (+16) and a T56 finish.

“It probably looks boring on the scorecard, but I had to grind a little bit for those pars,” said Buhl. “I had three or four eight-to-ten footers for par. It felt great to finish off with a birdie like that, especially in front of the crowd.”

Photo: Justin Naro/Golf Canada.

Buhl, a member of the University of Arkansas golf team, is the second Norwegian to play the Canadian Men’s Amateur in the competition’s 115-year history. With the victory, he is the first Norwegian to win a tournament on Canadian soil since Suzann Pettersen won the (now defunct) 2015 Manulife LPGA Classic as well as the 2009 CP Women’s Open.

With the victory, Buhl earns an exemption into the 2020 RBC Canadian Open, June 8-14, 2020 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club as well as next week’s 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (No. 2 & 4).

Finishing eight strokes back of Buhl at 1 under were Calvin McCoy (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Luke Kluver (Norfolk, Neb.). McCoy ascended the leaderboard Thursday with three consecutive birdies on holes No. 2 through No. 4, while Kluver, who entered the final round alone in second, five shots back of Buhl, carded 2-over 72 for a share of runner-up honours.

Sam Meek of Peterborough, Ont., finished as the low Canadian. The 2016 Canadian Junior Boys champion’s final round of 2-under 68 moved him to even-par for the tournament, good for a share of fourth.

Jacob Eklund (Carbondale, Ill.) and Julien Sale, a Gatineau, Que., resident representing France, finished tied with Meek following matching rounds of 2-over 72 on Thursday.

Earlier in the week, Team Ontario captured the inter-provincial title to win their first Willingdon Cup since 2014. Matthew Anderson (Mississauga, Ont.), Charles Fitzsimmons (London, Ont.) and Ty Celone (Long Sault, Ont.) helped Ontario to a 10 over par score and a six-stroke win – their 32nd victory all-time.

Glen Arbour Golf Course played host to the 115th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship alongside The Links at Brunello, who co-hosted the 264-player field during the first 36 holes.

Golf Canada has also confirmed that the 2020 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will be conducted in Calgary, Alta. at The Glencoe Golf and Country Club (on both the Forest and Meadow Courses) August 3-6, 2020.


1. William Buhl, Fairhope, AL, *69-68-67-69-273 -9

2. Calvin McCoy, Highlands Ranch, CO, *73-73-66-69-281 -1

2. Luke Kluver, Norfolk, NE, *70-72-67-72-281 -1

4. Sam Meek, Peterborough, ON, *76-65-73-68-282 E

4. Jacob Eklund, Carbondale, IL, *69-73-68-72-282 E

4. Julien Sale, Gatineau, QC, *68-75-67-72-282 E

7. Johnny Travale, Stoney Creek, ON, *67-78-66-72-283 +1

8. Noah Goodwin, Corinth, TX, *70-78-72-65-285 +3

8. Michael Mattiace, Jacksonville, FL, *71-72-73-69-285 +3

10. Agustin Errázuriz, Boca Raton, FL, *76-76-71-63-286 +4

10. Étienne Papineau, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, *74-73-70-69-286 +4

10. Cougar Collins, Caledon, ON, *72-73-70-71-286 +4

10. Samuel Anderson, Stoughton, WI, *72-70-73-71-286 +4

10. Matt Sharpstene, Cornelius, NC, *67-75-72-72-286 +4

15. Frankie Capan, North Oaks, MN, *73-74-73-67-287 +5

15. Qi wen Wong, Durham, NC, *73-76-75-63-287 +5

15. Cameron Henry, Los Gatos, CA, *74-72-71-70-287 +5

15. Chris Crisologo, Richmond, BC, *76-70-69-72-287 +5

19. A.J. Ewart, Coquitlam, BC, *72-79-70-67-288 +6

19. David Snyder, McAllen, TX, *67-79-68-74-288 +6


1. Ontario – Matthew Anderson, Charles Fitzsimmons (London, ONT), Ty Celone, *151-143-294 +10

2. Alberta – Andrew Harrison, Matt Bean, Max Murchison, *155-145-300 +16

3. Québec – Étienne Papineau, Étienne Brault, Olivier Ménard, *152-150-302 +18

4. Nova Scotia – David Williamson, Brett McKinnon, Kevin George, *160-145-305 +21

5. Manitoba – Colwyn Abgrall, Austin Dobrescu, Jordy Lutz, *155-151-306 +22

6. New Brunswick – Calvin Ross, Stuart Earle, Bastien Nadeau, *163-145-308 +24

6. Saskatchewan – Danny Klughart, Jehremy Ryde, Justin Wood, *161-147-308 +24

8. British Columbia – Jackson Rothwell, Isaac DH Lee, Roy Kang, *163-152-315 +31

9. Prince Edward Island – Curtis Hall, Saulomon Lanigan, Tyler Hashmi, *160-166-326 +42

10. Newfoundland and Labrador – Andrew Bruce, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, *164-163-327 +43

11. Northwest Territories – Stephen Versteeg, Ron Lafond, Brad Waugh*187-172-359 +75

Golf Canada annually conducts more than 20 championships nation-wide which play host to more than 3,000 domestic and international athletes from all corners of the world. In partnership with our host clubs, thousands of volunteers, provincial golf associations and our proud sponsors, Golf Canada is dedicated to supporting player development through world-class competition since our inception in 1895. Officiated by certified Canadian Rules of Golf officials, Golf Canada’s amateur competitions are fully compliant with golf’s international governing bodies and include marquee events such as the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships as well as the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships. Golf Canada’s amateur championships are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Sport Canada, Levelwear, Titleist and FootJoy. For more information and scheduling visit www.golfcanada.ca/competitions.

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