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Hamilton Regains Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:24 Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:14

Blair HamiltonAfter a one-week hiatus, Blair Hamilton has regained the top spot in the Canadian amateur rankings. The Golf Canada National Team member picked up three places in the world rankings to just edge out Jared du Toit for the No. 1 ranking. The senior at the University of Houston finished in a tie for sixth at the rain-shortened Border Olympics.

Du Toit, who ended Hamilton’s streak of four weeks at No. 1 last week, finished in a tie for 19th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate for his fifth Top-20 result of the season.



Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard Posts T4 Finish at Southeastern Collegiate

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 06:17 Wednesday, 16 March 2016 05:59

Hugo BernardVALDOSTA, Georgia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Amateur Squad member Hugo Bernard kept up his hot play, collecting his second straight Top-5 collegiate finish for Saint Leo at the Southeastern Collegiate.



RBC Canadian Open Launches 5K Run

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:21 Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:13

RBC Canadian Open 5K RunGolf Canada in conjunction with Landmark Sport Group, Inc., announced the launch of the inaugural RBC Canadian Open 5K.

The five kilometre run or walk along the grounds of 2016 RBC Canadian Open host venue Glen Abbey Golf Club will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016, beginning at 9:00 am. Open to the general public including golf fans, runners, walkers and recreational enthusiasts of all ages, the RBC Canadian Open 5K will be celebrated as part of the 107th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Golf Championship.



Brooke Henderson Cracks Top Ten in Women’s Rolex Rankings

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:19 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:13

Brooke Henderson(Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — Despite no LPGA Tour event this past week, Brooke Henderson has achieved another milestone in her young career.

The 18-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont. cracked the top ten in the Rolex Rankings – the weekly tabulation for female professional golfers – for the first time, sitting 10th.

Henderson, who started her year with four top-10 finishes in five events, three on the LPGA Tour and one on the Ladies European Tour, is in Phoenix this week for the JTBC Founders Cup.



Canada’s James Takes Third at General Hackler

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:10 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:07

Austin JamesMYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (Golf Canada with files from Charleston Southern University Athletics) — Charleston Southern University junior Austin James of Bath, Ont., finished third and lead the Buccanners to an eighth-place finish at the 2016 General Hackler at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.



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