Elmira Native Wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Elmira's Garrett Rank Celebrates Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Title in 2014. (Photo by Graig Abel courtesy of Golf Canada)

Garrett Rank sunk a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to capture the 2014 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club.

The 27 year old from Elmira was tied with Rob Couture of Dallas, Texas at 4-under par after the final round.

On the playoff hole, Rank found the green in two on the par-5 18th. After Couture fell short of the green and missed his birdie put, Rank was able to find the hole on his second putt for the win.

The win earns Rank a spot in the field at the RBC Canadian Open, which was his goal all along.

“The reason I came here was to win and I was trying to get into the RBC Canadian Open,” Rank said. “Anytime you can win a national championship is a huge honour and I’m glad I pulled it out.”

The Elmira, Ont. native carded rounds of 73-70-69-72 to finish the championship at 4-under 284. His win adds to the list of successes the Team Canada National Amateur Squad program has amassed this season. A team that includes Listowel’s Corey Conners.