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Tyler Saunders Earns First Collegiate Win

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 07:36 Friday, 27 February 2015 07:28

Tyler SaundersMOBILE, Alabama (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Tyler Saunders of Team Canada’s Development Squad captured co-medalist honours, earning his first win of his young collegiate career.

Saunders, a freshman at Texas State, shot rounds of 72-66-73 to finish at 5-under par for the tournament, setting the fifth-lowest score in school history in the process. He shared medalist honours with Auburn’s Matt Gilchrest.

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Canada’s Adam Svensson Repeats as Matlock Collegiate Champion

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:49 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:44

Adam SvenssonLAKELAND, Florida (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Adam Svensson continued his winning ways, notching the second win of his junior season with a victory at the Matlock Collegiate Classic.

Svensson, 21, carded rounds of 67-67-70 for a 12-under 204, good for a two-stroke victory at the Lone Palm Golf Club. He recorded 14 birdies en route to his second individual win this season in as many events—he won the Guy Harvey Invitational in the fall.

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Brooke Henderson Wins First Event as a Pro

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 03:38 Monday, 02 February 2015 03:28

Brooke HendersonWINTER GARDEN, Florida (Golf Canada) — Smiths Falls, Ont.’s Brooke Henderson earned her first pro victory by outlasting sister Brittany to claim the year’s first Suncoast Series Tour event.

The 17-year-old Team Canada Young Pro Squad Member, who turned pro in December, sank a 10 foot birdie putt on the final hole of the championship for a 69 – the lowest round posted over the course of three days – giving her a single-shot win over her elder sister.

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Austin Connelly Rallies to Win Jones Cup in Playoff

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 03:22 Monday, 02 February 2015 03:05

altSEA ISLAND, Georgia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Austin Connelly went the distance Sunday, coming back from a seven-stroke deficit to win the Jones Cup in a playoff at the Ocean Forest Golf Club.

Connelly started the day in a tie for ninth, but fought back in Sunday’s third and final round with a six-birdie, 4-under 68. Despite bogeying the 18th, Connelly headed into a playoff against Kyle Jones of Snowlake, Ariz.

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Canada’s Corey Conners Eliminated from Australian Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:18 Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:08

altROSEBERY, New South Wales, Australia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Corey Conners’ impressive run of golf Down Under finally came to an end Saturday.

The National Amateur Squad member fell to Australian Kevin Yuan in a back-and-forth affair, 2&1. Conners held a 1-up lead late in the match until a three-putt bogey on the 15th left the match all-square. The Listowel, Ont., native couldn’t recover after that, losing two of the three remaining holes.

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