Amateur Canadian Men's Amateur Championship

Aaron Cockerill wins Elmhurst Invitational

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Aaron Cockerill (via Facebook)

Manitoba’s Aaron Cockerill battled through tough conditions to capture the Elmhurst Invitational on Sunday in Winnipeg.

Cockerill, from Gunton, Man., held the opening round lead after carding a 6-under 66 during Friday’s opening-round and held on to win by six strokes after the tournament was shortened to 27 holes.

Josh Wytinck finished in solo second to claim the second exemption into the 2014 Canadian Men’s Amateur to be held in just over a month at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club along with co-host Southwood Golf and Country Club.

As part of Elmhurst’s 100-year celebration the invitational was created to fill a gap that was left behind when the Manitoba Amateur Golf Tour ceased to exist.

For more information on the 2014 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, click here.