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Team Canada’s Blair Hamilton Gets First Collegiate Win

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 23:14 Sunday, 15 March 2015 23:09

Blair HamiltonLAREDO, Texas (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — National Amateur Squad member Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Ont. won his first collegiate event at the Border Olympics, posting a final-round 71 for a one-stroke victory at Laredo Country Club.

The University of Houston junior carded earlier rounds of 67 and 69 to finish just ahead of teammates Matt Scobie (Ajax, Ont.) and Roman Robledo en route to capturing medalist honours.

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Albin Choi Wins His Second NGA Tour Event of the Season

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:26 Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:19

Albin ChoiDIAMONDHEAD, Mississippi (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) – Toronto’s Albin Choi has done it again. After earning his first win as a professional on the NGA Tour just two weeks ago, the 22-year-old Team Canada member has already added another with a playoff victory at the Cardinal Classic on Saturday.

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Henderson Keeps Rolling with Second SunCoast Series Victory

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:18 Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:05

altEUSTIS, Florida (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — 17-year-old Brooke Henderson continued her play in usual fashion, shooting a final-round 64 to take home the hardware at the SunCoast Series Winter Championship at Black Bear Golf Club.

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Team Canada’s Marchand Wins First Professional Event

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:31 Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:24

Brittany MarchandSUN CITY, Arizona (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Long-standing Team Canada member Brittany Marchand won her first professional event at the sixth Cactus Tour event on the grounds of Sun City Country Club.

Marchand, 22, posted six birdies en route to turning in the day’s low score of 68, good for an 8-under finish and a one-stroke victory over California native Emily Tubert. The victory marks her first professional event win during her five years with Team Canada.

A week prior to the event, the fifth-year chemical engineering major at N.C. State set aside a chunk of her schedule for a training session—which payed off in full.

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Canadian Dustin Barr Wins First Tournament Following Successful Bout with Cancer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 22:11 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 22:08

Dustin BarrTHUNDER BAY, Ontario (Core Golf Academy) — Two years ago, junior golfer Dustin Barr began chemotherapy for two tumours, but he continued to practice every day and compete in the sport he loved. His will to win helped him beat cancer.

Over the weekend, the 19-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont. won his first junior tournament in Florida against a field of the top young players from around the world.

Barr went wire-to-wire in shooting consecutive scores of 71 to win the Boys 15-19 division of the Future Collegians World Tour event at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.; he was two strokes clear of Marcos Montenegro of Argentina. Following the victory, Golfweek magazine recognized Barr as Junior Boys Player of the Week.

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