Garrett Rank and Nicholas Ross crack top 10 at Dixie Amateur

December 23, 2013

by: Golf Canada/Tyler Costigan

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., and Nicholas Ross of Dundas, Ont., finished T7 and T9 respectively at the 83rd Dixie Amateur Championship at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla.

Rank, a member of Team Canada’s National Amateur team, fired four consecutive rounds in the red (69-71-71-70—281) on his way to a tie for seventh at 7-under par. Ross, 18, finished one stroke behind Rank at 6-under (70-74-69-69—282) boosted by his strong final rounds to close out the tournament.

Curtis Thompson, a native of the host city, Coral Springs, Fla., defeated Jack Maguire with a birdie on the second extra hole of a sudden death playoff. They were deadlocked at 15-under par heading into the playoff before Thompson pulled away to earn his second title at the Dixie Amateur, he also won it back in 2011.

The story was very similar on the women’s side with Shannon Aubert of Reunion, Fla., defeating Simin Feng of Windermere, Fla. in a one-hole playoff. They were tied at 8-under par heading into extra play.

For the men’s leaderboard click here

For the women’s leaderboard click here

Other Canadians in the field at the Dixie Amateur

Men:

Alexis Gemme-Piacente, Montreal, Que. – T36
Nicholas Powell, Toronto, Ont. – 77th
Paolo Addona, Montreal, Que. – T78
Jordan Bakhsh, New Market, Ont. – MC
Mario Vachon, Ste-Claire, Que. – MC
Carl Pelletier, Pont-Rouge, Que.— MC
Claude Pelletier, Donnacona, Que. – MC
Tyler Pope-Ferguson, Amherstbury, Ont. – MC

Women:

Jenna Hague, Burlington, Ont. – T35
Claire Hernandez, Palgrave, Ont. – MC
Kate Alty, Edmonton, Alta. – MC

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