LEWISTON, NY – The good times continued on Saturday for newfound Canadian fan-favourite Jared du Toit, who rallied with a final-round 67 (-3) to crack the Top-5 at the Porter Cup.
A member of Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad, du Toit carded four birdies alongside just one bogey to continue his strong rebound after an opening-round 73 (+3) set him back on Wednesday. His effort on Saturday solidified another strong result following his captivating performance at the RBC Canadian Open last week, in which the 21-year-old finished inside the Top-10 to earn the Gary Cowan award (low amateur) amongst the world’s best athletes.
The Kimberley, B.C., native finished at 4-under par (73-67-69-67) for the tournament, sharing fourth place with fellow Canadian Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont. The pair of Canucks finished 10 strokes back of champion Harrison Endycott of Australia, who closed at 14-under (69-64-67-66) to earn the one-stroke victory over runner-up Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y.
du Toit, entering his senior year at Arizona State, now sits at No.25 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which will likely improve further following his finish at the “A” ranked Porter Cup event. Team Canada teammates Blair Hamilton (Burlington, Ont.) and Hugo Bernard (Mont-St-Hilaire, Que.) came in at even-par to finish T18, while Eric Banks (Truro, N.S.) was 4-over to finish T35.
Team Canada’s Josée Doyon of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que. claimed the victory in the women’s event back in June.
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