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Canadian Teams Announced for Inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:01 Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:54

altMARKHAM, Ontario (Morgan Bell/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with the Golf Association of Ontario is pleased to announce the six players who will represent Team Canada's two squads at the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship September 26th to October 1st at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.

Representing the first of two Canadian squads competing are Brooke Henderson, 17, of Smiths Falls, Ont., Grace St-Germain, 16, of Ottawa, Ont. and Naomi Ko, 17, of Victoria, B.C. Canada's second team in the event will include Jaclyn Lee of Calgary, Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. and Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C.

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Men’s World Amateur Championship Begins Wednesday

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 22:44 Tuesday, 09 September 2014 22:36

altKARUIZAWA, Japan (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The Men's World Amateur Team Championship will begin Wednesday when 69 countries from around the world tee-it-up at 72 Golf East in Japan.

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Proteau Advances to U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Quarterfinals

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 19:32 Tuesday, 09 September 2014 19:27

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NOBLESVILLE, Indiana (Morgan Bell/Golf Canada) — Christina Proteau advanced to the quarterfinals on Tuesday at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship in Noblesville, Indiana.

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Brooke Henderson on Top of the World

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:53 Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:46

altPERTH, Australia (Golf Canada with files from the Associated Press) — Minjee Lee turned professional Sunday, a day after leading Australia to a comeback victory in Japan in the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.

The 18-year-old Lee, No. 1 in the world amateur golf ranking and 82nd overall, made the announcement in a light-hearted video with Matthew Pavlich, captain of the Fremantle Australian Rules football team.

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Nine-Year-Old Golfer Shaves Head in Support of Golf Fore the Cure

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:30 Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:22

altTyler Costigan (Golf Canada)

Inspiration can be found almost anywhere. In this case, look no further than the nine-year-old daughter of Steve Careau, Director of Golf at The Grand Vallon in Beaupré, Qué.

Frédérique, just nine years old, took the initiative to shave her head in front of 90-plus participants in a Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru event last month. Thanks to her remarkable courage, Frédérique raised $2,695 (a third of the event's total donations) to be donated towards the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.

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