Lower Mainland: Amateur News

Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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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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UVic And UBC Top Canadian College Fall Polls

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2015 00:58 Monday, 07 December 2015 00:42

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The Western Canadian Golf Champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Women’s golf team (47 points) are ranked No. 1 in the Golf Coaches Association of Canada (GCAC)-Golf Canada Annual Fall Top-10 Coaches Poll.
 
The RSEQ Champion Montréal Carabins finished a close second (45 points), while the OUA Champion Toronto Varsity Blues and Victoria Vikes tied for third place (47 points). The Waterloo Warriors claimed fifth place (28 points) and the Humber Hawks (27 points) completed the top-six.

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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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AJ Ewart Wins Sunriver Junior Open In Oregon, Competes In Duke Of York Cup In Kent, England

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015 13:12 Friday, 11 September 2015 13:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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Reigning British Columbia Juvenile Boy’s Golf champion AJ Ewart is continuing to make waves in the world of golf. 
 
Less than a month after winning at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Ewart won the AJGA Sunriver Junior Open in Oregon and competed in the Duke of York Cup in Kent, England.

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