Valliere misses cut at Canadian Men’s Amateur

Courtenay golfer comes up seven strokes short at national tourney in Victoria

COURTENAY'S MARK VALLIERE finished seven shots shy of making the cut at the 2013 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship in Victoria.

Mark Valliere missed the cut by seven strokes at the 109th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

The 18-year-old Courtenay golfer out of Crown Isle Golf Club, shot rounds of 78-76 to finish at 12-over 154  at the 2013 national tourney, being held Aug. 6-9 in Victoria.

The results sheet show Courtenay resident Matthew Hamilton, of the Capilano Golf & Country Club, withdrew after shooting a first-round 82 on Tuesday.

Taiwan’s Yu-Chian Hsiang fired the low round of the championship during the second day of play. The 16 year old carded a bogey-free 7-under 65 around Gorge Vale Golf Club on Wednesday to position himself one stroke ahead of overnight leader Corey Conners at 7-under 135.

Heading into the third round, Hsiang has a strong contingent of players challenging for the lead including first-round leader and Team Canada’s Corey Conners, 21, of Listowel, Ont. Conners posted an even-par 70 at Royal Colwood Golf Club on Wednesday and currently sits at 6-under 136.

California native, Eli Cole, 24, of Beverly Hills, carded the low round of the day at Royal Colwood Golf Club. His 4-under 66 leaves him in solo third at 5-under par.

Rounding out the top five were Paul Misko, 24, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., who posted a third round 1-under 69, while Andrew Whalen, 19, of Ephrata, Wash., sits in solo fifth at 3-under 139.

In Willingdon Cup Inter-Provincial Team Championship play, Team British Columbia, comprised of Charlie Hughes of Langley, Kevin Carrigan of Victoria and Team Canada Development Squad member Adam Svensson of Surrey, came out victorious after an even-par 140 on Wednesday to finish at 1-over 285. The squad edged out Team Ontario’s contingent of Chris Hemmerich, Garrett Rank, and Stephane Dubois by a single stroke.

The 2013 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship resumed today (Thursday, Aug. 8) at Royal Colwood Golf Club. The third and final rounds will both be contested solely at Royal Colwood Golf Club with the champion being crowned on Friday, Aug. 9.

The winner of Canada’s oldest national golf championship will earn an exemption into the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club.  In addition, the winner will also be exempt from local qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Open and receives an exemption into the 2013 USGA Amateur Championship and, if applicable, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championships.

Starting times, post-round results, full field list and live scoring are available by following the links at golfcanada.ca.

 

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