Taylor Pendrith Victorious at Porter Cup
Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill fought his way back in the final three rounds to win the 55th annual Porter Cup held at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.
Through 72 holes, Pendrith totaled a 264 (68-66-63-67) for a combined score of 16-under, good enough for a five stroke victory over American Tyler Dunlap of Trophy Club, Tex. The power-driven play of Pendrith helped the Kent State junior capture the title and end the drought of 28 years of a Canadian not winning the championship.
The third round score of 63 was the brightest spot for the 22-year-old, who will now add this title to his General Hackler Championship he earned back in March of this year. Entering his late college years, the Team Canada member is adding to his accomplishments and looking forward to what the future holds.
Finishing in T3 was Team Canada teammate Justin Shin of Hamilton, Ont., who held the lead after Thursday’s opening round. The New Mexico State Aggie finished at 10-under in a tie with Brady Watt of Australia.
Not further down the leaderboard was fellow Canuck and Team Canada member Chris Hemmerich of Kitchener who finished at T12. The Guelph University Gryphon battled back after struggling in his opening round of 75 by closing with a 68, 66 and 66 to finish at 5-under par.
Pendrith will be added to an impressive list of champions that includes Phil Mickelson, Scott Verplank and David Duval.
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