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Team Canada’s Bernard Transfers To The University of Montreal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:00 Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:54

Hugo Bernard(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — A season removed from the Saint Leo Lions, Amateur Squad member Hugo Bernard has transferred to the University of Montreal to continue his studies on home soil.

Bernard, a native of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., makes the return to his home province following a freshman campaign which saw the 22-year-old take home the NCAA Div II medallist honours in addition to winning the Phil Mickelson Award, given to the most outstanding freshman.

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Du Toit Carries On Where He Left Off: No. 1 In Golf Canada Weekly Top-10 Rankings

Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 03:02 Monday, 16 January 2017 02:56

Jared du ToitKimberley, British Columbia’s Jared du Toit begins his 44th consecutive week as the Number one ranked Men’s Amateur in Canada this week. He is ably joined in the Men’s Top 10 Amateur rankings in the country by Victoria’s Lawren Rowe at no. 4, Richmond’s Chris Crisologo at no. 6 and Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver in 10th spot, giving BC 4 of the top 10 places in the country.

On the Women’s Amateur side, Naomi Ko of Victoria continues to hold down the number two ranking in the country with Surrey’s Michelle Kim at no. 5 and Vancouver’s Sophie Liu jumping up 3 spots to no. 7 on the list.

BC’s top pros are also prominent holding down 4 of the top 10 men’s spots and 3 of the top 10 in the women’s standings.

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Inside-The-Ropes At A Team Canada Training Camp

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:18 Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:09

Jaclyn Lee and Tristan MullallyOn an annual basis, Team Canada coaches conduct up to four national team training camps to prepare athletes for the competitive season ahead. In most cases, training camps are all completed by the end of February.

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Szeryk, du Toit, Ewart, And Parsons Named Canada’s 2016 Players Of The Year

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:58 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:54

Mary Parsons, Maddie Szeryk, Jared du Toit, A.J. Ewart(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada athletes Maddie Szeryk and Jared du Toit finished first in the women’s and men’s National Order of Merits, respectively, to claim honours as the top amateur athlete in each division and be named Canada’s 2016 Players of the Year. On the Junior Order of Merits, two-time Development Squad athlete A.J. Ewart captured the boys’ title, while Development Squad rookie Mary Parsons took home the honours for the girls.

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B.C.’s du Toit & Rowe Make Year’s Biggest Overall Gain In WAGR

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:52 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:42

Jared du ToitPLEASE NOTE: This is the final Weekly Top 10 for 2016. The next Weekly Top 10 will be published January 11, 2017.

Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit was the number one ranked Canadian Amateur Male golfer for all but five weeks of 2016 and moved up an incredible 973 places in the Wordl Amateur Golf Rankings to finish the year ranked at No. 29 in the world.

Making the biggest leap up the WAGR was Victoria's Lawren Rowe as his play for the the University of Victoria Vikes vaulted him 1,207 places to become Canada's number 4 ranked amateur. 

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