Rank and Tanguay lead Canadians heading into final round of South American Amateur

January 24, 2014

by: Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO, Colombia – Team Canada’s Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont. fired a 3-over 75 to sit tied for 6th, five strokes back of leaders Paul Howard and Jimmy Mullen of England, following the third round of the South American Amateur Championship.

Fellow Canadian Tony Gil of Vaughan, Ont. continued his strong play as well, carding a 1-under 71 to climb into a tie for 12th on the leaderboard. Kitchener, Ont. native and National Team member Chris Hemmerich slipped to 24th after struggling with a 6-over 78.

Development Squad member Valérie Tanguay leads all Canadian females after shooting a 3-over 75 to move up six spots on the leaderboard to sit tied for 8th. Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C. also cracked the top 10, sitting in a tie for tenth at 19-over par with the windy conditions at Barranquilla Country Club.

Canadian Results – Round 3

Men: Click here for full results

T6. Garrett Rank (Elmira, Ont.) 74-71-75 (+4)
T19. Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.) 75-76-71 (+6)
T24. Chris Hemmerich (Kitchener, Ont.)  78-72-78 (+12)
T47. Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) 81-81-75 (+21)
T52. Matt Williams (Calgary) 80-82-79 (+25)
59. Carter Simon (Sutton, Ont.) 83-84-81 (+32)

Women: Click here for full results

T8. Valérie Tanguay (St-Hyacinthe, Qué.) 74-85-75, +18
T10. Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), 80-74-81, +19
T30. Jaclyn Lee (Calgary)  81-87-79, +31

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