PONOKA — Red Deer’s Garrett Scott rallied with a two-under 70 to vault into a tie for sixth at the 2016 Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship.
The score brings his two-day total to 146, five strokes back of the leader Levi McDermott of the Alberta Public Players Club.
Scott, of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, shot a birdie on the second hole of the Ponoka Community Club Golf, but double bogied on the eighth. He bounced back on the back nine with three straight birdies on holes 14, 15 and 16.
Fellow Red Deer Golf and Country Club member Kyle Morrison finished two shots back of Scott with a second day 73, bringing his two-day total to 148. Morrison traded birdies and bogies throughout the day and finished only one stroke over par.
Tom Mckinlay Jr., of the Lacombe Golf and Country Club is tied for 10th after shooting a disappointing six-over, 78. His two day total of 147 is six strokes off the Mid Amateur lead and two strokes back of the Mid Master co-leaders Senan Foley of the River Spirit Golf Club and Paul Brikse of Heritage Pointe.
Also making the cut at the Mid Amateur were Tim Boston of the Wolf Creek Golf Course is tied for 28th (73-77=150); Gerald Tardif of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club is tied for 43rd (78-76=154) and Ron Harder of the Innisfail-Asp/Hazel is tied for 55th (79-77=156).
Boston also has a place on the Mid Master leaderboard where he is tied for 10th, Tardif is tied for 20th and Harder is tied for 27th.
The winner of the Mid Master Championship and the two lowest finishers from the Mid Amateur will get spots on Alberta’s Men’s Mid Amateur interprovincial team.
The team will compete at the 2016 Canadian Men’s Mid Amateur Championship at Golf Chateau-Bromont in Bromont, Quebec form Aug. 23 to 26.
The final goes this morning with tee times starting at 7 a.m.