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Canadian Golfer Fighting For More Than Just A College Roster Spot

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:50 Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:43

alt(Golf Canada with files from Golf Digest) — Most student-athletes are concerned about finding the balance between class and sport, or retaining their spot on their collegiate team. But, Dustin Barr’s worries are much more formidable.

Barr, a promising junior player from Thunder Bay, Ont., is fighting a recurrence of Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare cancer that first manifested as tumors in his pancreas and hip when he was 17.



Augusta James, Best Chance To Gain LPGA Tour Card

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 18:38 Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:57

Augusta JamesAugusta James, the fourth-ranked player in Canada, has the best chance to gain her LPGA Tour card among Canadians currently playing on the Symetra Tour. James enters the Tour Championship 13th on the money list with the season’s Top-10 earning cards for 2017. She will likely need a Top-10 result in the season-ending event to secure her card.



David Hearn Raises Funds For Alzheimer Society Of Canada

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:47 Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:36

David HearnTORONTO, Ontario (Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — David Hearn has announced the success of The David Hearn Foundation hat sales fundraising initiative, which has raised approximately $20,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The David Hearn Foundation hats, produced by Levelwear, went on sale in March 2016 via e-commerce and retail channels and sold out shortly after, with all proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Hearn’s sponsor Extendicare pledged to donate an additional $2 per hat sale to the initiative, helping The David Hearn Foundation reach its contribution goal.



Playing Golf Can Add 5 Years To Your Life Expectancy

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:03 Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:59

alt(Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — People who play golf live longer, a major study has found, as it shows the game helps prevent 40 major chronic diseases such as diabetes, breast and colon cancer.



B.C.’s Rowe Moves Up To No. 5 By 158 Spots

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:52 Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:23

Lawren RoweLawren Rowe continued his upward movement inside the Top-10, picking up another 158 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Western Washington Invitational. The result enabled the third year golfer at the University of Victoria move up to the No. 5 ranking in Canada. Over the course of the last two weeks, Rowe has gained 699 spots in the world rankings.



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