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Fritsch Leads Q-School by Two Shots

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 05:49 Sunday, 14 December 2014 05:42

altPALM BEACH, Florida (Dave Kaplan/Golf Canada) — Brad Fritsch is the overall leader thru 54 holes at Q School, after carding a 7-under 65 at PGA National on Saturday.

The Ottawa resident made six birdies and an eagle on the day to back up his second-round 64. Fritsch’s only bogey was on the 11th hole. He currently sits alone atop the leaderboard at -14, two strokes ahead of Americans Rick Cochran III and Matt Fast.



Head Coaches Weigh In on Remarkable Year for Team Canada

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:41 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:35

Tristan Mullally

Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada

The 2013/14 season was arguably the best year in Canadian amateur golf history. Canada obtained the world's No. 1 ranked female amateur spot (Brooke Henderson), a 2nd place finish in both the men's and women's World Amateur Team Championship and both a male (Corey Conners) and female (Henderson) finalist in the prestigious U.S. Amateur.

That's just the beginning.



Fritsch 1 of 7 Canadians Shooting for Tour Status

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:32 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:21

altPALM BEACH, Florida (Dave Kaplan @davykap/Golf Canada) — Seven Canadians will tee-it-up when the final stage of Q-School begins on Thursday.

The 150 players in the field will hope to secure spots on the 2015 Tour over the course of six days at PGA National's Champion and Fazio courses.

The overall winner of Q-School earns full status for 2015, while spots 2-10 are awarded status for the first 12 events of the season. Those who finish between 11th and 45th earn entry into the first eight events of 2015, while players finishing 46th or higher earn conditional status.



NAGA Takes Swing at Tax Unfairness in Golf Industry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:25 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:10

altOTTAWA (Golf Canada) — The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) brought golf industry representatives to Parliament in order to advocate for tax fairness for the game of golf, Canada's most popular sport.

"Golf is one of Canada's most beloved sports with more people playing the game than hockey," said Jeff Calderwood, NAGA spokesman. "There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,300 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry is worth more than $14 billion per year to the Canadian economy."



Kane Among Canadians at Final Stage of LPGA Q-School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:08 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:02

Lorie KaneDave Kaplan (@davykap) / Golf Canada

The LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament will get underway at Daytona Beach, Florida, and 12 Canadians will tee-it-up with hopes of securing LPGA Tour status for 2015.

The final qualifier is a 90-hole, stroke-play format and will be played on the Jones and Hill courses at LPGA International.

The top 20 players from the 154-player field will earn Priority in Category 12 (full-time status for 2015), while players finishing 21st -45th will receive Priority in Category 17 (conditional-status for 2015).



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