August 13, 2015

TORONTO (AP) Former Clemson player Billy Kennerly won the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship on Thursday, closing with a 2-under 70 at Weston Golf & Country Club for a six-stroke victory.

The 22-year-old Kennerly, from Alpharetta, Georgia, finished at 12-under 275. He earned a spot next year in the PGA Tour's Canadian Open.

''It's really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,'' Kennerly said. ''It's a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that's really special and something I'll never forget. I'm

Jake Shuman of Needham, Massachusetts, shot a 68 to tie for second with Canadians Garrett Rank and Hugo Bernard. Rank had a 67, and Bernard shot 69.

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