Making up large deficit is old hat

KEN WIEBE -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:22 AM ET

GIMLI -- Jordan Krantz couldn't feel more comfortable.

Although he sits four shots back of leader Stewart Bannatyne going into today's final round of the Manitoba Men's Amateur Championship at Links at the Lake in Gimli, all Krantz needs to do is look back to last year when he shot 69 at Pinawa to erase a three-shot deficit and come away victorious by one stroke over Garth Collings of Breezy Bend.

"I prepare the same every time, but it helps the confidence level," said Krantz, who hails from Vermilion Bay, Ont., and plays out of Eagles Landing. "I know I've done it before. In all honesty, I really don't care where anyone else is at. I'm not going to worry about that. I'm going to try to play my best round and if it works out that I win or am close to the top, that would be great."

No matter what happens today, Krantz has spent plenty of time thinking about his future in golf and plans to turn pro somewhere down the road.

"If I have the opportunity to play week in and week out, it would be a dream come true," he said.

Krantz got a taste of the pro game during the recent MTS Classic Canadian Tour event and came away with an appreciation of what things might be like when he takes the next step.

"I just love to compete and I love to play," said Krantz.


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