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Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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Women’s Golf Podium May Look Younger Than Men’s

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:25 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:15

altThe men’s Olympic Golf podium exuded experience and longevity with the likes of PGA TOUR veterans Justin Rose (gold), Henrik Stenson (silver), and Matt Kuchar (bronze).

The average age of the trio is 38 years old with Rose the youngest (36) and Stenson the oldest (40). Chances are the three women standing on the podium come will be a representation of youthful exuberance and a snapshot of the future of golf.

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CP Has Heart Events Headline Spectator Activities At 2016 CP Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:15 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:55

altCALGARY, Alberta — Golf Canada, Canadian Pacific (CP) and a host of partners have unveiled a listing of exciting events set to take place during the 2016 CP Women’s Open to be hosted at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club on August 22-28, 2016.

The CP Has Heart Activity Zone will encompass several activities for spectators of all ages with funds raised going towards pediatric cardiac care and research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Throughout tournament week, fans can take part in the free CP Hole-in-One for Heart activity for their shot at great prizes, including a 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Participants who hit the green will have $50 donated on their behalf by CP.

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Golf Château-Bromont Set For Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:33 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:26

Golf Château-BromontBROMONT, Quebec (Taylor Craig/Golf Canada) — The 2016 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be contested at Golf Château-Bromont on August 23-26, 2016. The nation’s top amateur golfers aged 25-and-over will vie for the title and an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

The Howard Watson and Graham Cooke designed par-72 course boasts a challenging layout with a breathtaking view of Mount Brome.

“Our course was designed by the first Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur champion and a true legend in our sport. We could not be more honoured to host this tournament,” said Host Club Tournament Chair Martin Ducharme.

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Final Field Announced For 2016 CP Women’s Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:54 Tuesday, 16 August 2016 18:47

Lydia KoCALGARY, Alberta — Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28.

The 156 player field competing at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club will feature the entire top 10, 46 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List.

The field also includes 34 Olympians, fresh off their experience in Rio, where women are competing in Olympic golf competition for the first time ever.

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