Date: August 09, 2017
Author: Dave Tease

Armstrong close in Canada

Canberra’s Josh Armstrong is in a handy position after two rounds of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at Islington and Toronto Golf Clubs in Ontario, Canada.

Armstrong has posted matching rounds of 69 to sit in a tie for 13th position at two under par.

Three other Aussies are in the 264 man field this week, with Castle Hill’s Daniel Gale the next best in a tie for 21st at even par after rounds of 72 and 68.

Newcastle’s Blake Windred survived the cut-line with rounds of 73 and 70 and sits in a tie for 47th place.

Sadly for Bonnie Doon’s James Grierson, a misfiring putter put an end to his chances this week, and he posted scores of 74 and 72 to miss the cut. The Forbes Junior feels upbeat about his game, however, and will get his opportunity next week when he tees it up in his first US Amateur Championship.

California Aguada Camilo, Texan Stratton Nolan and Canada’s defending champion Hugo Bernard are leading the tournament at 7-under par.

The Canadian Amateur is the third oldest Amateur Championship in the world after The Amateur Championship and the Australian Amateur. For many contestants this week, it is their last chance to qualify for next week’s US Amateur at Riviera Country Club, as the winner receives an exemption into the field and also a start in the 2018 RBC Canadian Open on the US PGA Tour.