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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.



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.



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.



Canada’s Tony Gil Finishes Fourth at Junior Orange Bowl

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:18 Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:15

altCORAL GABLES, Florida (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada Development Squad member Tony Gil finished with a final-round, 2-under 69 Tuesday to finish alone in fourth place at the 2014 Jr. Orange Bowl.

Overall, the Vaughan, Ont., native finished at 3-under par (72-66-74-69) through four rounds of play at the Biltmore Golf Course. The 16-year-old flew up the leaderboard after Sunday's second round, which was highlighted by a 5-under performance on the front nine.



Canada’s Adam Svensson Wins Guy Harvey Invitational

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:07 Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:01

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada's Adam Svensson showed no signs of rust out of the gate, winning the Guy Harvey Invitational by three strokes with a score of 9-under par.

Svensson, a junior at Barry University, took the outright lead with a remarkable 8-under par 64 during the second round. That was the low-round for the tournament and the key reason Svensson was able to capture individual honours in his first tournament as a junior at Barry.



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