Taylor Notches Strong Performance At Canadian Open

July 28, 2008

Oakville, Ont., Canada - By tying for 53rd at the 2008 Canadian Open that wrapped up Sunday, Washington golfer Nick Taylor notched the best finish by a Canadian amateur at the event since 1972.

Taylor, who made the cut and finished the tournament at 1-under 283, became the first Canadian amateur to finish as well since Nick Westlock tied for 34th 36 years ago. Taylor, who was also the second-highest Canadian finisher in this year's event, carded rounds of 70-70-72-71 throughout the four-day tournament.

Taylor was tabbed the top Canadian male amateur at the 27th annual SCOREGolf Awards ceremony held early last week. He will look to defend his 2007 Canadian Amateur title in this year's event, to be held next month.

A native of Abbotsford, B.C. and a junior-to-be with the Huskies, Taylor earned his first career All-America honors and was the runner-up at both the NCAA Championships and NCAA West Regional this past season. Taylor followed up those efforts playing in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in June.