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BC’s Jared du Toit Begins His 12th Consecutive Week at the No. 1 Ranked Canadian

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 23:15 Friday, 29 January 2016 23:05

Jared du ToitAdam Hadwin picked up 32 spots in the world rankings after coming within five strokes of his first career PGA Tour victory. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer finished tied for sixth at the PGA’s CareerBuilder Challenge after beginning the final round in third, three back of leader and eventual champion Jason Dufner. Three straight birdies to close out the front nine put Hadwin in a tie for the lead with Dufner, who then rallied for three birdies of his own to reclaim the lead. Hadwin went in the other direction with three bogeys which all but spelled the end of his chances for victory. The result was good for 7.20 world ranking points, his first points paying finish since the Frys.com Open last fall. It was also his best world ranking result since finishing tied for fifth at the Crowne Plaza event last May. The $194,300 paycheque was the biggest of his two-year PGA career.

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Hamilton And Szeryk Recognized As Canada’s Top Amateur Golfers For 2015, BC And AB Prominent On OOM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:15 Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:44

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Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Ont., and dual citizen Maddie Szeryk who hails from London, Ont., as well as Allen, Texas, have been recognized as Canada’s top male and female amateur golfers after finishing atop their respective National Orders of Merit for the 2015 season. 
 
Charles-Éric Bélanger and Michelle Kim claimed top honours on their respective CN Future Links Junior Orders of Merit.

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British Columbia Golf Announces Hiring Of Bryan Outram As New Communications Manager/Website Editor

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2015 15:08 Friday, 13 November 2015 14:49

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(Richmond, B.C.) - British Columbia Golf announced this week the addition of Bryan Outram to their staff in the capacity of Communications Manager and Website Editor.
 
Bryan joins British Columbia Golf in a role that is intended to grow the company's profile through an increased online presence via their interactive website, monthly digital magazine and regular regional e-newsletters.
 
He will also be responsible for maintaining the strong relationship that media outlets have enjoyed with British Columbia Golf for many years.

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National Amateur Team Names 8 Players from B.C. for 2016 Squads

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 05:07 Monday, 26 October 2015 05:01

Michelle KimOAKVILLE, Ontario (BCG editors with files from Golf Canada) — No fewer than 8 players from British Columbia have been named to the National Amateur Team squads for 2016. Those teams include the Men's and Women's National Amateur Teams as well as the Developmental Squad. The Young Pro Squad for 2016 is expected to be announced in mid-November.

In all, ten athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including five players on the men’s team and five on the women’s. The National Development Squad, primarily a U19 program, will also feature 10 players (five men and five women).

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Taylor and O’Donnell Win PNGA Sr. Team Title, BC’s Gallacher and Lindbjerg 4th in Defence

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 05:10 Wednesday, 23 September 2015 05:02

Pat O'Donnell and Denny TaylorSUNRIVER, Oregon (Pacific Northwest Golf Golf Association) — Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore. and Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. teamed to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship, while two teams consisting of British Columbia golfers came in the top five.

The championship was held at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

Tied for the lead going into today’s final round with the team of Don Orrell of Bend, Ore. and Jason Pigot of Redmond, Ore., Taylor and O’Donnell turned in a bogey-free scorecard, 5-under-par 66 on the resort’s par-71 Meadows Course to win the title by a single shot over Orrell and Pigot.

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