Hill, Taylor tie at Canadian Am
Friday, August 14, 2009
Canada’s top two amateurs, Matt Hill and Nick Taylor, tied at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Aug. 13, but for third place (along with Mackenzie Hughes). They were eight back of Eastern Michigan senior Cam Burke, who successfully defended his title with a score of 13-under 275. Mitch Sutton, winner of the past two Canadian Juniors, finished one shot back.
Sutton is an incoming freshman at North Carolina State, where he’ll team with Hill, this year’s NCAA champ.
• Brad Benjamin already won the U.S. Amateur Public Links and Illinois Open this summer, but bogeyed his final hole Aug. 13 to finish one shot behind winner Luke Guthrie at the Illinois Amateur. Guthrie birdied Nos. 14, 16 and 17 at Bloomington (Ill.) Country Club to shoot 65 and match the low round of the tournament.
• Daniela Lendl, 16, won the Connecticut Women’s Amateur this week by 14 shots, including a course-record 68 in the second round at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Fairfield, Conn. Lendl is No. 47 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings.