Gil and Tanguay finish as leading Canadians at South American Amateur
BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO, Colombia – One of Team Canada’s newest members, Tony Gil, led all six Canadian men in the field to finish 6th, 10-strokes back of champion Paul Howard of England.
Gil, a 15-year-old Vaughan, Ont. native, had two very strong closing rounds (71, 72) to solidify his place in the top 10. Not far behind him was National Team member Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., who closed with a 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for ninth with three others. Fellow National Team member Chris Hemmerich of Kitchener, Ont. battled his way back Saturday with an even par 72 to finish tied for 19th.
On the women’s side, Valérie Tanguay of St-Hyacinthe, Qué. led the Canadian contingent with a final round 77 to finish eighth overall. Victoria, B.C. native Naomi Ko just missed the top 10, finishing tied for 12th after closing with a 6-over 78.
The women’s event was won by Lucia Gutierrez of Peru, who closed with the low score of 12-over par (77-79-72-72).
Canadian Results – Round 4
6. Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.) 75-76-71-72 (+6)
T9. Garrett Rank (Elmira, Ont.) 74-71-75-77 (+9)
T19. Chris Hemmerich (Kitchener, Ont.) 78-72-78-72 (+12)
T35. Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) 81-81-75-73 (+22)
T38. Matt Williams (Calgary) 80-82-79-72 (+25)
56. Carter Simon (Sutton, Ont.) 83-84-81-76 (+36)
8. Valérie Tanguay (St-Hyacinthe, Qué.) 74-85-75-77, +23
T12. Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), 80-74-81-78, +25
T27. Jaclyn Lee (Calgary) 81-87-79-77, +36