Two Pitt Meadows golfers ended up tied for 14th at the 108th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships at the Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ontario.
Justin Shin and Kevin Kwon finished the tournament at 3-under par for the 72-hole event, nine strokes back of tournament winner Mackenzie Hughes. The Dundas, Ont. native entered the final round with a one-stroke lead over Kitchener’s Chris Hemmerich and both players plodded their way to an even-par 72 final round.
Brian Churchhill-Smith made the biggest push in the final round, carding a 4-under 68 to finish at 11-under, tying Hemmerich for second place.
With the win, Hughes earns a spot at next year’s Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, as well as an invitation to the U.S. National Amateur being played this week at Cherry Hills Country Club, in Colorado.
It was a tournament of what-if’s for Kwon, as the Pitt Meadow’s product was sitting at 8-under par as he approached the 16th hole in his third round. However, a string of three straight bogeys dropped Kwon to 5-under and into a six-way tie for sixth place heading into the final round.
A two-over 74 on Sunday dropped Kwon into 14th.
For Shin, the tournament was more about consistency, as the Swan-E-Set golfer sat at even-par heading into the third round. Shin had his best round on day three, firing a 3-under 69. Shin finished the tournament with a solid round of even-par 72 to tie Kwon for 14th overall.