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This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:44 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:20

Samantha RichdaleSamantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

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BC’s Jared du Toit Climbs Back to Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:04 Thursday, 05 May 2016 02:40

Jared du ToitConference championship week saw several Canadians in action. Top-ranked Jared du Toit finished in a tie for 19th at the PAC-12 Championship. The tournament was won by the National Amateur Team member’s Arizona State teammate – and current world No. 1 – Jon Rahm.

Joey Savoie makes his return to the Top-10, replacing fellow Saint Leo teammate Hugo Bernard.

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British Columbia Golf Announces Election of Patrick Kelly as New President

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:57 Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:51

Patrick KellyRICHMOND, British Columbia — British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the election of Patrick Kelly as the association’s newest President. Kelly assumes the role from now immediate Past President David Atkinson, who has held the position since 2013.

Patrick, who operates a consulting business, is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) and was elected their Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001. He has had a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC.

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BC’s Du Toit Continues to Top Amateur Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 01:08 Friday, 22 April 2016 01:02

Jared Du ToitAustin James gained 20 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. It was the No. 3 ranked amateur in Canada’s seventh straight Top-10 result and his third consecutive Top-5 showing. His 10-under 206 total was the third lowest in school history.

Alistair Docherty picked up 19 places in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, just three strokes behind the winner. The result moved the senior at Chico State up to No. 5 in the Canadian rankings. The New Brunswick native, currently the top-ranked Division II golfer, was also one of 10 collegiate golfers selected to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Palmer Cup – the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

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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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