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This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:44 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:20

Samantha RichdaleSamantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.



Canadian PGA TOUR Pros Support Battle Against Fort McMurray Wildfire

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 05:12 Monday, 09 May 2016 05:02

altFORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (Doug Milne/ PGA TOUR) — In response to the wildfires ravaging Fort McMurray, Alta., the Graham and Ruby Delaet Foundation put into place this week a plan to assist in the battle against the devastation.

For each birdie Graham makes at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, he will donate $500 to the Canadian Red Cross to help those affected by the fires.

“In all honesty, I didn’t see a lot of news about it here, but began looking more into it and found that it’s really a crisis, a disaster,” DeLaet said. “We just thought this may be a way to raise not just money, but also awareness for the people down here, who may not know much about what’s going on up there.”



BC’s Jared du Toit Climbs Back to Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:04 Thursday, 05 May 2016 02:40

Jared du ToitConference championship week saw several Canadians in action. Top-ranked Jared du Toit finished in a tie for 19th at the PAC-12 Championship. The tournament was won by the National Amateur Team member’s Arizona State teammate – and current world No. 1 – Jon Rahm.

Joey Savoie makes his return to the Top-10, replacing fellow Saint Leo teammate Hugo Bernard.



The R&A Increases Funding for Disabled Golf Across Europe

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:21 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:12

altThe R&A spends up to £10 million each year in supporting golf development activity and Rules education programmes around the world. This is all made possible by the success of The Open and the revenue it generates.

As part of that continued investment, organisations supporting golfers with disabilities are set to benefit from increased funding packages.



9,877 Entries Accepted for 116th U.S. Open

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:02 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:57

Jordan SpiethFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — A total of 9,877 entries have been accepted by the USGA for the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

The number of entries is third to the record 10,127 accepted for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, and the 9,882 entries accepted for last year’s championship at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash. Among this year’s total are 50 players, including 12 past champions, who are fully exempt into the field (see list below).

Entries were accepted from golfers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 72 foreign countries.



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