B.C.’s Sloan And Hadwin Move Up In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

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Roger SloanIn the Weekly Top 10 rankings put out by Golf Canada, several players from B.C. moved up and occupy positions in the country’s top 10 in both amateur and professional categories.

This week Merritt’s Roger Sloan moved up to number 8 in the Men’s Pro Ranking in Canada as he climbed 8 places in the WAGR. He was joined by Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin in making positive gains along with recently announced PNGA Player of the Year winners, Jared du Toit and Naomi Ko.


MEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10

Blair Bursey gains 33 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 16th at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational in Hawaii. It was the third Top-20 result of the season for the junior from Newfoundland, who moves up to No. 8 in the Canadian rankings.

Top ranked Jared du Toit picked up one place to move to No. 25 in the world rankings. The Team Canada National Squad member earned his third consecutive Top-10 finish, ending up in a tie for sixth at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. The result gives him eight Top-10 results in his two years at Arizona State. The Kimberley, B.C. golfer was also honoured as the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year for 2016. (Click here to read more on that story).

Outside the Top-10, No. 20 ranked Vincent Blanchette gained 33 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 15th at the East Bay Deli Classic.

Biggest move: Brent Wilson of New Brunswick gained 835 spots in the world rankings.

Men's Amateur Top 10 Rankings Week of November 7, 2016

Complete World Amateur Golf Rankings can be found here.


WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10

A quiet week of competition for the women as most of the fall schedules have concluded for the year.

Seven of the Top-10 players made positive gains in the world rankings, among them Naomi Ko, who picked up three spots which moves the Golf Canada National Team Squad member up to 150 in the world. The Victoria, B.C. golfer was also named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year for 2016.

Biggest Move: Terrill Samuel, the 2015 Canadian Mid-Amateur and Senior Champion, gained 309 places in the world rankings over the past seven days.

Women's Amateur Top 10 Rankings Week of November 7, 2016

Complete World Amateur Golf Rankings can be found here.


 

Adam HadwinMEN’S TOP-10

Roger Sloan made the biggest gain in the Top-10, picking up eight places in the world rankings, moving the B.C. golfer from No. 10 up to No. 8 in the Canadian rankings.

Adam Hadwin was the only other player inside the Top-10 to make a positive gain, picking up two spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 27th at the PGA’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The result was worth 1.70 world ranking points, his second straight points-paying finish in as many tournaments and the third in his last four events.

Other notable results: No. 1 David Hearn missed the cut at PGA’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; No.2 Graham DeLaet finished tied for 54th at PGA’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; No. 4 Mackenzie Hughes finished in a tie for 68th at PGA’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; No. 6 Nick Taylor finished in a tie for 54th at PGA’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open;

Men's Professional Top 10 Rankings Week of November 7, 2016

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WOMEN’S TOP 10

Top ranked Canadian female Brooke Henderson slipped another spot in the world rankings, down to No. 7 after Shanshan Feng moved up four places following back-to-back wins on the LPGA Tour’s Asian swing.

Women's Professional Top 10 Rankings Week of November 7, 2016

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