Special To The Standard
SCUGOG: Port Perry's Christian Elliott continued an impressive year on the links last week, as he captured the championship, at the Toronto Star Amateur.
The title came as a relief to the 20-year-old Scugog native, as he prepares for his senior season, as a member of the golf team at Penn State, in the fall.
Elliott notched a final round score of 71 on Friday, July 22, to finish with a four-round total of 288. He shared in his post-tournament comments, this finished him one stroke ahead of the runner-up, avenging a second place showing at last year's event.
"Coming second last year and being so close, it's been a long time coming. Been a while since I've won a tournament, so it's nice to have the monkey off my back," Elliott said.
In his junior season at Penn State, Elliott posted a Top-5 finish and a pair of Top-10's, firing a season low round of 69, (two under) in the second round of the Rutherford Intercollegiate in April, helping the Nittany Lions to a tournament championship.
As a student at Port Perry High School, Elliott was part of a LOSSA champion match-play team for the Rebels.