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Canadians Do Everything But Win PC Financial Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2015 23:20 Sunday, 31 May 2015 22:45

 
by Alfie Lau
 

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For all four days of the PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Canadian flags were at the top of the leaderboard.
 
From first round leader Thomas Hay of Langley to second-round leader Bryn Parry of North Vancouver, the weekend action saw the rise of Langley’s Adam Cornelson and Vancouver’s Ryan Williams on Saturday and on Sunday, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith all moved up the leaderboard and were part of the five-golfer playoff that also featured Americans Drew Weaver and Ross Beal.

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Canadians Thomas Hay And Bryn Parry Top Leaderboard At PC Financial Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:41 Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:45

by Alfie Lau
 

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For a tour now called the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, it’s heartening to see two Canadian flags at the top of the leaderboard.
 
25-year-old Thomas Hay of Langley leads after Round 1 at the Point Grey Golf & Country Club after a six-birdie, no bogey (-6) round of 66, with North Vancouver club professional Bryn Parry just one stroke back, in a three-way tie for second at (-5) with American Jay Myers and Zimbabwe’s Nyasha Mauchaza.

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Whistler Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 08:47 Monday, 23 March 2015 08:39

altWHISTLER, British Columbia — Whistler Golf Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Stu Carmichael, assistant superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Whistler is the 95th course in Canada and the 901st in the world to be designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

“Whistler Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Tara Pepperman, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International.

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U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:53 Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:21

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by Alfie Lau
 
SEATTLE - The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly. 
 
Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.

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Nick Taylor And Mike Darby Living A Phoenix Dream

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 23:33 Monday, 26 January 2015 23:16

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s a dream a decade in the making.
 
Richmond caddy Mike Darby has wanted to work the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a decade and now that his boss, Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor has an almost three-year exemption on the PGA TOUR, Darby and Taylor can block off this week through 2017.
 
“I thought we would get in last year when Nick tried to Monday qualify but we just missed,” said Darby. “It’s a pretty awesome place.”

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