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Hye-Jin Choi Crowned World Junior Girls Champion; Korea Claims Team Title

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:41 Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:36

Team Korea at the World Junior Girls ChampionshipOTTAWA, Ontario (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — As the temperatures cooled and fall was ushered in, Golf Canada’s championship season drew to a close with the conclusion of the World Junior Girls Championship. Team Korea completed a wire-to-wire victory and claimed both the team and individual titles at the second playing of the competition for the world’s best 18-and-under female golfers.

Hye-Jin Choi of Paju-si saved her best performance for last, posting 7 birdies in a bogey-free round to finish 7-under 65 for the lowest round of the tournament.

“Through the first three rounds I was focused on improving my putting, but today I sank a birdie on the first hole and with it, gained a boost of confidence for the round,” said the individual champion. “I felt better out there today than during any other round. I knew I could do it and at the same time, I trusted that my teammates would get it done, as well.”



South Koreans Atop Leaderboard At World Junior Girls, Alisha Lau Top Canadian

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 19:37 Wednesday, 23 September 2015 19:29

by Alfie Lau


On a day when many international players broke par and tamed The Marshes during Round 2 of the World Junior Girls Championship, Team Canada 1 and 2 had a tough day on the links.
Richmond’s Alisha Lau is the top Canadian after her second-round (+2) 74 has her at (+6) 150 for the tournament.



Jack Hall Captures Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 23:56 Friday, 04 September 2015 23:52

Jack HallMEDICINE HAT, Alberta (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under par through three rounds to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions on Friday to shoot 1-over par 73 to claim a narrow one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.

“There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my resume is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title.

“I’ve played a lot in the states and I’ve had a lot of good accomplishments, but once you’re in the international side of it, I just think it’s wonderful. So to me having won this, words can’t explain it,” he added.



Ontario Crowned Provincial Team Champions, George Stokes Captures Super Senior Division at Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 10:20 Friday, 04 September 2015 10:11

Team OntarioMEDICINE HAT, Alberta (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — The second round of the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta., with Team Ontario emerging as provincial team champions.

The Ontario trio of Michael Jackson (Collingwood, Ont.), Michael Mealia (Richmond Hill, Ont.), and Lars Melander (Oakville, Ont.) posted a combined second-round of 4-under 140 to capture the Phil Farley trophy with a 3-under 285 total.

“We were behind by a couple of shots going into today and we knew a couple of good scores had to be done,” said Team Captain Michael Jackson. The three-man unit began the day down two strokes and benefited from a second-round 69 by Melander and 71 from Jackson.



Garrett Rank Repeats as Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 05:30 Monday, 31 August 2015 05:26

Garrett RankNEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Garrett Rank successfully defended his Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title at the 2015 edition of the national championship. Hosted by Abercrombie Country Club in New Glasgow, N.S., Rank led wire-to-wire and completed his title defence with a final-round of 1-under 69 to finish 3-under 277 in the competition.

“This means a lot to me. I worked really hard on my game this summer,” reflected the champion. “To win another national championship feels really good. I played solid again today and gave myself a lot of chances. I was just really steady.”

The native of Elmira, Ont., opened with an even-par 36 across the front nine and totaled four birdies on the day. With the victory, Rank has captured his second consecutive President’s Cup as Canadian Mid-Amateur champion, following a thrilling 2014 playoff victory. He joins a list of five past champions who have claimed more than one title at this event.



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