Logan ready for a run
Logan Lammerant is obviously a fast starter.
The 21-year-old Niagara College student won the first event on last year’s Niagara Men’s Golf Tour and followed that up Sunday with a victory on the first stop of the 2018 tour at Rockway Vineyards.
Lammerant, who is a member at Cardinal Lakes, fired a 72 to edge out Jeffry Janz and Kham Vong of Rockway and Ryan Dyck of Lookout Point, who all tied for second at 73.
“I won the first event last year but other than that I didn’t do very well,” Lammerant said. “I think I finished seventh on the total list.
“I hope things go better for me this year but we’ll see what happens.”
Lammerant shot a 34 on the front nine and a 38 on the back nine.
“It was pretty up and down,” he said of his round. “I was playing really well on the first nine and then I finished with a double bogey and a bogey so it was kind of a rough finish.”
Lammerant was cognizant not to let one or two bad holes define his round.
“When I finished (the front nine) I came up to the par 5 and told myself to forget about what happened and make a birdie,” he said. “I didn’t end up with a birdie but that kept me in that positive mindset going forward.”
Lammerant enjoyed playing at Rockway.
“The greens were in very good shape. They were a touch slower than I’m used to, but it was still good.”
Lammerant, who hails from Seaforth (near Goderich), joined the tour last season after moving to the area a couple of years ago for school.
“There aren’t a lot of tournaments to play around here and it’s a good way to stay competitive and meet a lot of people,” he said. “I met a lot of good guys last year and it’s a good way to play.
“I’m not from the area so meeting these guys is a good way for me to find people to play with outside of the tour.”
Lammerant, who is studying accounting, also plays Golf Ontario events.
“I’m a pretty consistent player most of the time,” he said. “I used to struggled with putting but I’ve turned that around this year. I changed my grip and hopefully that continues to work.”
Rounding out the top 10 were Derek Divok of Rockway (74), Dylan Patus of Long Beach (74), Jordan Lake (public player) (74), Maric Brooks of ICC (75), Justin Krawchuk (public player) (75), Michael Mottola of Cherry Hill (76), Owen Wilson of Rockway (76) and Anthony DiMizio of Cherry Hill (76).
The next tournament of the season will be held June 24 at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield, July 15 at Legends on the Niagara’s Ussher’s Creek, July 29 at Grand Niagara, Aug. 19 at Whirlpool and Sept. 9 at Cherry Hill.
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