Mackenzie Hughes defends Canadian Amateur title

08/10/2012

Cumberland, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., carded a final round even-par 72  to capture the 108th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ont.

Hughes, a member of Team Canada’s National Squad, finished at 12-under par 276 for the championship, besting Brian Churchill-Smith of Oakville, Ont. and Chris Hemmerich of Kitchener, Ont. by one stroke. Churchill-Smith and Hemmerich both posted a four-day tally of 11-under par 277 to finish T2.

“Today was totally not what I had in mind. It was a struggle all day really,” said Hughes. “I didn’t feel like I was swinging that well, but basically all I was doing all day was trying to draw on the experience from last year and save a shot or two that way. I felt like it definitely paid off in the end. Coming down the last few holes, I knew it was something I’d done.”

With the victory, Hughes became the first competitor to capture back-to-back Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship titles since Cam Burke of Kitchener, Ont. accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.

After struggling to start the day with a double-bogey on No. 3, a bogey on No. 4 and another bogey on No. 8, Hughes rallied by shooting 2-under par on his last 10 holes to secure the win.

“It was a day when I brought my ‘C’ game. There was never a point where I was feeling too comfortable,” said Hughes. “I was actually behind for most of the front-nine, and a couple of shots just swung the momentum for me and it managed to be enough.”

During Friday’s final round, Hughes’ group, which included Hemmerich and Conners, incurred a slow play penalty predicated on two separate incidents that occurred during the round. Upon review, no penalty was assessed to any of the three players in the group and Hughes was officially crowned champion.

With the victory, Hughes earned exemptions into the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at the historic Glen Abbey Golf Club as well as the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

Former Team Canada member Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. placed fourth at 9-under par 279, while Team Canada National Squad member and 2010 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship winner Albin Choi of Toronto, Stephane Dubois of Brantford, Ont. and Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. were T5 at 7-under par 281.

The 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at Camelot Golf and Country Club and Club de golf Outaouais featured 240 players with a cut after 36 holes to the low 70 scores and ties. Club de golf Outaouais joined Camelot Golf and Country Club in hosting the opening two rounds of the championship with the final two weekend rounds being contested at Camelot.

The 2013 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will take place at Royal Colwood Golf Club and Gorge Vale Golf Course in Victoria, B.C.  The 109th playing of the championship will once again feature an expanded field of 240 competitors.

The following are final-round scores for the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship for Friday, August 10th, 2012:
1. Mackenzie Hughes, Dundas, ON, 72-67-65-72-276 -12
2. Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON, 67-71-71-68-277 -11
2. Chris Hemmerich, Kitchener, ON, 69-69-67-72-277 -11
4. Corey Conners, Listowel, ON, 71-67-69-72-279 -9
5. Albin Choi, Toronto, ON, 70-72-71-68-281 -7
5. Stephane Dubois, Brantford, ON, 68-66-77-70-281 -7
5. Taylor Pendrith, Richmond Hill, ON, 72-66-70-73-281 -7
8. Trevor Simsby, Carlsbad, CA, 70-69-74-69-282 -6
8. David Rose, West Vancouver, BC, 70-73-69-70-282 -6
8. James White, Acworth, GA, 70-69-72-71-282 -6
11. Anthony DeGol, Hollidaysburg, PA, 69-73-71-70-283 -5
12. Alex Edfort, Somerset, NJ, 70-72-73-69-284 -4
12. Alexis Gemme Piacente, Montreal, QC, 71-71-69-73-284 -4
14. Mathew Perry, New Zealand, 71-72-70-72-285 -3
14. Justin Shin, Pitt Meadow, BC, 70-74-69-72-285 -3
14. Kevin Kwon, Pitt Meadows, BC, 69-71-71-74-285 -3
14. Daniel Kim, Toronto, ON, 71-67-73-74-285 -3
18. Jack Wood, Banff, AB, 73-72-71-70-286 -2
18. Julien Proulx, Québec, QC, 71-73-71-71-286 -2
20. Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, CA, 72-70-70-75-287 -1
21. Jordan Irwin, Calgary, AB, 69-75-72-72-288 E
21. Aaron Pauls, Chilliwack, BC, 73-73-71-71-288 E
21. Brad Boyle, Kingston, ON, 73-70-72-73-288 E
21. Ryan Borg, Orangeville, ON, 69-72-73-74-288 E
21. Blair Hamilton, Burlington, ON, 71-66-75-76-288 E
21. Alex Carrigan, Guelph, ON, 66-72-73-77-288 E
27. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, 72-74-72-71-289 +1
28. Nicolas Fortin, Quebec City, QC, 72-72-72-74-290 +2
28. Sang Gyun Lee, Calgary, AB, 74-70-71-75-290 +2
30. Carl Jonson, Bainbridge Island, WA, 71-74-73-73-291 +3
30. Charlie Hughes, Burnaby, BC, 74-72-72-73-291 +3
30. Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB, 74-72-69-76-291 +3
30. Jerry Christiansen, Saskatoon, SK, 68-75-72-76-291 +3
30. Mathieu Perron, St. Hubert, QC, 69-71-73-78-291 +3
35. Craig Gibson, Brooks, AB, 73-73-70-76-292 +4
35. Max Gilbert, Saint-Georges, QC, 73-73-71-75-292 +4
35. Nicholas Maruri, Mexico City, Mexico, 72-72-71-77-292 +4
35. Thomas Dunne, Dublin, OH, 72-75-74-71-292 +4
39. Mark Valliere, Courtenay, BC, 71-75-71-76-293 +5
39. Patrick Barrett, Pinehurst, NC, 69-71-77-76-293 +5
39. Maxime Marengere, Chelsea, QC, 76-70-72-75-293 +5
39. Jonny Baxter, Pleasanton, CA, 71-75-75-72-293 +5
43. Zachary Griffiths, Red Deer, AB, 74-70-73-77-294 +6
43. Derek East, Winnipeg, MB, 71-73-72-78-294 +6
43. James Fahy, Vancouver, BC, 71-75-73-75-294 +6
43. Nathan Clark, Dublin, OH, 69-77-73-75-294 +6
43. Alexander Turner, Toronto, ON, 70-75-77-72-294 +6
48. Charles Cote, Thetford, QC, 72-71-74-78-295 +7
48. Hugo Bernard, Mont-st-hilaire, QC, 70-77-72-76-295 +7
50. Simon Reyers, Kingston, ON, 72-73-74-77-296 +8
50. Jean-Philip Cornellier, Laval, QC, 73-74-75-74-296 +8
52. Scott Landreth, Stratford, ON, 73-73-73-78-297 +9
52. Jeff Hunter, Thunder Bay, ON, 74-71-76-76-297 +9
52. Scott Malo, Calgary, AB, 71-71-80-75-297 +9
52. Luca Michielli, St-Lazare, QC, 78-69-76-74-297 +9
56. Peter Sauerbrei, Kingston, ON, 72-74-73-79-298 +10
56. Harris Bundy, Toronto, ON, 72-74-73-79-298 +10
56. Stéphane Boudreau, Dieppe, NB, 69-77-75-77-298 +10
59. Raoul Menard, Ange-Gardien, QC, 69-75-79-76-299 +11
60. Marc Cousineau, Ste-Thérèse, QC, 70-75-71-84-300 +12
60. Glenn Robinson, Lower Sackville, NS, 71-72-78-79-300 +12
60. Christian Elliott, Port Perry, ON, 77-70-74-79-300 +12
60. Allen McGee, Kanata, ON, 69-75-78-78-300 +12
64. Brendan Leonard, Cambridge, ON, 74-72-77-78-301 +13
65. Zach MacDougall, Vernon, BC, 72-74-78-78-302 +14
66. Daniel Morgan, Australia, 70-76-76-81-303 +15
66. Mark Mumford, Rye, NY, 70-77-76-80-303 +15
66. Ben Warnquist, Rockville, MD, 75-72-77-79-303 +15

DID NOT FINISH

CUT. Patrick Murphy, Crossfield, AB, +4
CUT. James Krantz, Oshawa, ON, +4
CUT. Riley Fleming, Airdrie, AB, +4
CUT. Bradlee Jones, Vernon, BC, +4
CUT. Charlie Phillips, Mt. Vernon, OH, +4
CUT. Darren Day, Victoria, BC, +4
CUT. Braeden Cryderman, Huntsville, Ontario, +4
CUT. Adam Svensson, Surrey, BC, +4
CUT. Sam Love, Trussville, AL, +4
CUT. Matt Williams, Calgary, AB, +4
CUT. Mitch Sutton, London, ON, +4
CUT. John Boncoddo, Brantford, ON, +4
CUT. Traynor Turkiewicz, Brantford, ON, +4
CUT. Louis Seguin, Gatineau, QC, +4
CUT. Zackery Secord, Midland, ON, +4
CUT. Clayton Presant, Kingston, ON, +4
CUT. Kyle Hampsey, Lincoln, NB, +5
CUT. Bryce Barr, Winnipeg, MB, +5
CUT. Ryan McCormick, Middleton, NJ, +5
CUT. Justin Richard, Dieppe, NB, +5
CUT. Mitch Bach, Sundre, AB, +5
CUT. Bryan Lichimo, North Vancouver, BC, +5
CUT. Troy Bulmer, Saskatoon, SK, +5
CUT. Matt Rawitzer, Bellingham, WA, +5
CUT. Fraser Wilkin, New Zealand, +5
CUT. Brian Jung, Pitt Meadows, BC, +5
CUT. Russ Passmore, Ottawa, ON, +5
CUT. Dustin Yeager, Chemainus, BC, +5
CUT. Robert Mustard, Ottawa, ON, +5
CUT. Ryan Werre, Redcliff, AB, +5
CUT. Peter Van Wezel, Lasalle, ON, +5
CUT. Gerry MacDonald, Chestermere, AB, +5
CUT. Jake McLaren, Midhurst, ON, +5
CUT. Kyle Mossfeldt, Calgary, AB, +6
CUT. Jake McNulty, Port Perry, ON, +6
CUT. Brett Nymeyer, Stratford, ON, +6
CUT. Luke Ovenden, Georgetown, ON, +6
CUT. Josh Wytinck, Glenboro, MB, +6
CUT. Austin Kelly, Chatham, ON, +6
CUT. Un Cho, Ancaster, ON, +6
CUT. Darren Whitehouse, Langley, BC, +6
CUT. Corbin Adams, Edmonton, AB, +6
CUT. Stuart Lenehan, Dartmouth, NS, +6
CUT. Sam Barber, North Bay, ON, +6
CUT. Brock Robillard, Calgary, AB, +6
CUT. Charles Fitzsimmons, Toronto, ON, +6
CUT. Andrew McCain, Australia, +7
CUT. Michael Culin, Plano, TX, +7
CUT. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, +7
CUT. Gajan Sivabalasingham, Ballantrae, ON, +7
CUT. Nicholas Scrymgeour, Cochrane, AB, +7
CUT. Brandon Ng, Toronto, ON, +7
CUT. Quinn Vilneff, Amherstburg, ON, +7
CUT. Kody Fry, Grand Valley, ON, +7
CUT. Arnold Johnson, Brampton, ON, +7
CUT. Kyle Kmiecik, Fishers, IN, +8
CUT. Aaron Cockerill, Gunton, MB, +8
CUT. Michael Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL, +8
CUT. Sonny Michaud, Rouyn Noranda, QC, +8
CUT. Sean Carlino, Hamilton, ON, +8
CUT. Dwight Reinhart, Renfrew, ON, +8
CUT. Sean Bozuk, Burlington, ON, +8
CUT. Duncan Bohlen, Maple Ridge, BC, +8
CUT. Josh Bamberger, Waterloo, ON, +8
CUT. Zachary Kempa, Brantford, ON, +8
CUT. Shawn Langlois, Danville, QC, +8
CUT. Garth Collings, Matlock, MB, +9
CUT. Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB, +9
CUT. Philip Westfall, Gatineau, QC, +9
CUT. Keaton Jones, Kitchener, ON, +9
CUT. Binupa Wijesinghe, Brampton, ON, +9
CUT. Ryan Willoughby, Chelmsford, ON, +9
CUT. Bryan Scott, Victoria, BC, +9
CUT. Tyson Louth, Washago, ON, +9
CUT. Cody MacKay, Charlottetown, PE, +10
CUT. Clement Kurniawan, Boiling Springs, NC, +10
CUT. Jens Talbert, Little Rock, AR, +10
CUT. Bobby Wiebe, Headingley, MB, +10
CUT. John Schurman, Summerside, PE, +10
CUT. Tim Yorke, Kensington, PE, +10
CUT. Emmett Oh, Calgary, AB, +10
CUT. Jeremy Demers, Whitby, ON, +10
CUT. Daley Byles, Barrie, ON, +10
CUT. Charlie Boyechko, Winnipeg, MB, +11
CUT. David Torres, Colombia, +11
CUT. Carson Kallis, Red Deer, AB, +11
CUT. Michel Landry, Saint John, NB, +11
CUT. Alexander Cartwright, Victoria, BC, +11
CUT. Martin Carré, Gatineau, QC, +11
CUT. Simon McInnis, Toronto, ON, +11
CUT. Aaron Crawford, Calgary, AB, +11
CUT. Brett Pasula, Red Deer, AB, +11
CUT. Brad Altenhoff, Burlington, ON, +11
CUT. Steven Diack, Coquitlam, BC, +11
CUT. Jacob Gould, Carmel, IN, +11
CUT. John Mlikotic, Kelowna, BC, +11
CUT. Matt Haddad, Qualicum, BC, +11
CUT. Jamie Cherutti, Aurora, ON, +11
CUT. Russell Bowie, Mississauga, ON, +11
CUT. Tony Ko, Langley, BC, +11
CUT. Peter Willis, Aurora, ON, +11
CUT. Blair Bursey, Gander, NL, +12
CUT. Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation, SK, +12
CUT. Daniel Pow, Calgary, AB, +12
CUT. Evan Littlefield, Thunder Bay, ON, +12
CUT. Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC, +12
CUT. Brett Geiser, Markham, ON, +12
CUT. Greg Mazerolle, Fredricton, NB, +12
CUT. Adam Shaw, Richmond Hill, ON, +12
CUT. Spencer Berk, London, ON, +12
CUT. Martin O'Brien, O'Leary, PE, +12
CUT. Ryan DenBraber, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, +12
CUT. Max Rochette, Ottawa, ON, +13
CUT. Ben Stevenson, Orleans, ON, +13
CUT. Michael Belle, Burnaby, BC, +13
CUT. Kieran Standen, Edmonton, AB, +13
CUT. Santiago Tobon, Colombia, +13
CUT. Jesse Gibson, Saskatoon, SK, +13
CUT. Colin Manning, Riverview, NB, +13
CUT. Matthieu Kennis, Gatineau, QC, +13
CUT. Dave Shellington, Charlottetown PEI, +13
CUT. Robert Ellis, St. Catharines, ON, +13
CUT. Shea Varty, Port Perry, ON, +13
CUT. Spencer Harris, Winnipeg, MB, +13
CUT. Ryan Curran, Thornton, ON, +13
CUT. Tyler Saunders, Sturgeon County, AB, +14
CUT. Matthew Procyshen, Yorkton, SK, +14
CUT. Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK, +14
CUT. Adam Smalley, Newmarket, ON, +14
CUT. Joaquin Lolas, Peru, +14
CUT. Robert Favaro, McGregor, ON, +14
CUT. Luke Atack, Hamilton, ON, +15
CUT. Andrew MacPherson, Elmsdale, NS, +15
CUT. Connor Richey, Roberts Creek, BC, +15
CUT. Colton Dorion, Surrey, BC, +15
CUT. Nathan Peters, St. John's, NL, +16
CUT. Eric Locke, Digby, NS, +16
CUT. Matthew Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL, +16
CUT. Andres Llorente, Colombia, +17
CUT. Robert Sakamoto, Lethbridge, AB, +17
CUT. Graham Baillargeon, Mississauga, ON, +17
CUT. Greg MacAulay, Stratford, PE, +17
CUT. Jordan Fenwick, Carlyle, SK, +18
CUT. Scott Friars, Quispamsis, NB, +18
CUT. Nathan Komsa, Windsor, ON, +18
CUT. Daniel Cluney, Corner Brook, NL, +18
CUT. Devin DeBay, Halifax, NS, +18
CUT. Adrian Forgie, Saint John, NB, +19
CUT. Matt Gallupe, Dartmouth, NS, +20
CUT. Nikashantess Penashue, Sheshatshiu, NL, +21
CUT. Spencer Ewart, Victoria, BC, +22
CUT. Jesse Pedersen, Kamloops, BC, +24
CUT. Gaston Payer, Rockland, ON, +24
CUT. Scott Benstead, Chilliwack, BC, +27
CUT. Lee Haney, Victoria, BC, +29

WD. Paul Lang, Ancaster, ON, -1
WD. Dave Hemstad, Toronto, ON, E
WD. Christopher Magi, Montreal, QC, +2
WD. Mathieu Gingras, Moncton, NB, +2
WD. Alex Jones, DeWitt, MI, +3
WD. Michael Nedoszytko, Toronto, ON, +4
WD. Jordan Arndt, Saskatoon, SK, +5
WD. David Pinkerton, Georgetown, ON, +6
WD. Gord Halley, Halifax, NS, +8
WD. Russell Budd, Toronto, ON, +8
WD. Paul Gortnar, Mississauga, ON, +8
WD. Nasheel Kassam, Vancouver, BC, +9
WD. Chris Willis, Toronto, ON, +9
WD. Michael Blair, Burlington, ON, +12
WD. Michael Lancaster, Ancaster, ON, +12
WD. Jonathan Clark, Orchard Park, NY, +12

DQ. Dany Munger, Val-des-Monts, QC, +6

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