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Canada’s Svensson Ties for Fourth in Elite NCAA Showdown

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 01:05 Tuesday, 11 November 2014 01:00

altEL PASO, Texas (Dave Kaplan/Golf Canada) — Canada's Adam Svensson finished tied for fourth place at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, shooting a 6-under par 207 on the week.

The 20-year-old native of Surrey, B.C. represented Barry University at the El Paso Country Club in a 19-player field that featured some of the NCAA's top players.



Canadian Golf Roster Confirmed for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 18:45 Thursday, 06 November 2014 18:37

altTORONTO, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Special Olympics Canada has announced the Canadian roster who will represent Canada's golf team at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next summer in Los Angeles, Calif.

Comprising Canada's golf contingent will be Kyle Grummett (B.C.), Danny Peaslee (Man.), Tess Trojan (Ont.), Lorrine Russell (Ont.) and Kyle Koopman (Ont.).



SooBin Kim And Jennifer Yang Top 10 In Canada

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:37 Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:27

by Alfie Lau


It’s somehow appropriate that two young women who went to the same high school (Gleneagle Secondary in Coquitlam), learned the game at the same course (Swan-E-Set Bay Resort) and now attend the same university (U of Washington), are separated by only three spots in Golf Canada’s most recent Top 10 rating of top female amateurs.
Washington Husky seniors SooBin Kim, ranked third in Canada and 38th in the world, and Jennifer Yang, sixth in Canada and 117th in the world, are the next wave of Canadian golfers set to make their mark in the world of golf.



Mark Rypien Among Canadians at Champions Tour Qualifying School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:33 Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:30

altDave Kaplan/Golf Canada

Mark Rypien, the first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the NFL and win a Super Bowl MVP Award, is one of six Canadians participating in Champions Tour regional qualifying tournaments this week.

The Alberta native has recorded two victories and seven Top 10 finishes at the American Century Championship, a tournament that determines the best golfers from the sports and entertainment industries.



Christopher Ross Cards Third Albatross of 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:00 Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:56

altDave Kaplan/Golf Canada with Files from Golfweek and Global News

In classical literature, the albatross is considered to be a harbinger of bad luck.

Albatrosses in golf, however, do not share any of the same negative association.

Chris Ross, who made the third albatross of his career last Tuesday at Orange County National in Orlando, Fla., believes that you cannot pull off the feat without a significant amount of luck on your side.



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