Northwest golfers fare well at Canadian Amateur tourney

Updated: August 30, 2010

Darren Wallace closed out his final round at the 106th Canadian Amateur with a birdie on 18, which pulled the recent Washington graduate into a tie for 17th. The Langley, B.C., native finished with a 1-over 73 at the London Hunt & Country Club, even par for the tournament.

Teammate and 2010 Ben Hogan Award winner Nick Taylor shot a 4-over 76 to finish at +3 overall. The Abbotsford, B.C., native began his round strongly with a birdie on the fourth hole, but couldn’t sustain the momentum, dropping two shots with a double bogey on hole No. 9. Taylor then shot 3-over on the back nine, finishing with a par on 18. Wallace had a steady tournament in Ontario, totaling 11 birdies and 50 pars. Taylor was a monster on the Par 5s, shooting 6-under for the week. A departing senior like Wallace, Taylor notched 10 birdies and 47 pars.

University of Oregon All-American Eugene Wong finished third.