The final round of the Men’s Mid Amateur Championship at Athabasca Golf & Country Club started off rainy and remained dreary throughout the day, however, Frank Van Dornick of Camrose, Alta. was able to battle the elements and win his 4th Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship shooting an impressive 2-under 70 to clinch the title.
Van Dornick knew he had his work cut out for him, holding off some of the provinces best golfers aged 25 plus.
“The course played tight and demanding off the tee, you could double bogey in a heartbeat, ” Van Dornick said. “Harry played well, if there was anyone I was looking at, it was him. The intensity increases and you focus a little harder, playing with that lead group, you become more aware of what you need to do.”
Van Dornick put together a round that only had two bogeys and he was able to recreate his 2nd round performance by birdieing the 18th. Harry Aime of St. Albert, Alta., and Kevin Temple of Calgary both matched Van Dornick’s 2-under 70, but could not gain any ground because of Van Dornick’s consistency. They finished second and third respectively.
Frank Van Dornick and Harry Aime were scheduled to represent Alberta this fall at the Canadian Men’s Mid Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club in Barrie, Ont. However, Van Dornick declined, so his spot will be filled by Kevin Temple. The Canadian Men’s Mid Amateur Championship will take place September 16th-19th. Temple and Aime will be joined by the top 25+ Mid Amateur’s at the Sun Life Financial Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship.
Click here for full scoring from the 2014 Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship.