Glenboro’s Josh Wytinck narrowly missed a chance to represent Manitoba in the Willingdon Cup at next month’s Canadian men’s amateur golf championship after settling for a fifth-place finish Thursday at the Manitoba amateur.
Wytinck came into the final hole of the 72-hole event at the Niakwa Country Club tied for third place, but he double-bogeyed it and dropped to fifth place at 1-under 287 for the event after carding a 1-over 73. He will still play at the national championship as an individual.
Winnipeg’s Todd Fanning, who played at his home course, won the provincial title at 10-under 278. He withstood a fourth-round charge by Charlie Boyechko, who shot a tournament-low 6-under 66 Thursday to finish second at 280. Bryce Sholdice was third at 285. All three will be on Team Manitoba in the Willingdon Cup at nationals.
Meanwhile, Dauphin’s Trevor Fox posted a 76 on Thursday to finish the men’s amateur in a tie for 15th place at 197, while Brandon’s Travis Fifi tied for 22nd at 304 after shooting 79 on Thursday.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 25, 2014