Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Ladies in Alberta Golf to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 22:21 Monday, 24 August 2015 22:17

Golf Fore the Cure hasCALGARY, Alberta — 2015 Alberta Ladies Team Classics will be played as Golf Fore the Cure events in Barrhead and Okotoks in Alberta. Golf Fore the Cure has raised over $5.1 million dollars for breast cancer research and support programs throughout Canada. Through the sheer power of playing the game of golf, the women assist in a very worthy cause that is close to many across the country – the fight against breast cancer.

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Ethan Choi and Annabelle Ackroyd are the 2015 Alberta Bantam Champions

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:27 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:23

Ethan Choi and Annabelle AckroydCALGARY, Alberta — Two new champions were crowned at the 2015 Alberta Bantam and Novice Championship. Ethan Choi from Pincher Creek Golf Course finishes +4, 146, to win the Bantam Boy’s Championship. Annabelle Ackroyd, the Bantam Girl’s Champion, led the girls by 29 strokes for her win.

Ethan Choi, who recently placed fourth in the 2015 Alberta Juvenile Championship, played well to move in today’s round to claim the title. “It feels good to win,” Choi explained in an interview.

The 13 year old navigated the 5,907 yard championship course with ease, recording seven birdies during the tournament. Choi also played one of the lowest rounds of the tournament with 71.

Annabelle Ackroyd of Silver Springs Golf and Country Club wasn’t looking to win going into the championship. “I was looking for two good scores,” she says. “I was focused even after my lead (on day one).”

Ackroyd has had a successful tournament this season, including a tie for second place in the 2015 Juvenile Girls Championship, which earned her a spot on the interprovincial team. Ackroyd ends the Alberta Bantam Girl’s Championship at +19, 161, after 36 holes.

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Carrington Sweeps the Leaderboard to Take Home the Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion Title

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 00:18 Monday, 17 August 2015 00:14

Kim CarringtonCALGARY, Alberta – Kim Carrington of Willow Park Golf and Country Club is the 2015 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies Champion after shooting low in the final round. Carrington celebrates her first Senior Ladies Champion title with overwhelming emotions and happiness.

After being congratulated by contenders and friends, Carrington was overjoyed to learn of her win. It was an emotional moment, as she explained that her tears were for “all good reasons.”

The Glencoe Golf and Country Club proves to play well for Carrington, as she celebrates a previous victory at the course. “I won here in the City Amateur one year,” Carrington explains. Before the championship, she thought to herself, “if you’ve pulled one here before, you can do it again.”

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Kilgore Wins the Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 00:13 Sunday, 16 August 2015 23:57

Floyd KilgoreCALGARY, Alberta – Floyd Kilgore wins the 2015 Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Championship after shooting a tournament low of -4, 68, in the final round. Kilgore ends the championship even par after 54 holes.

“You’ve got to have a decent round today,” Floyd Kilgore told himself going into the final round. “Go out and try not to make any mistakes and obviously not make any bogies.”

Eighteen holes later, his advice paid off. Kilgore played a bogey-free round, with four birdies contributing to his low score. “It was just one of the rounds that you’re going to have where everything just fell into place,” he explains.

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Floyd Kilgore Wins the 2015 Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:06 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:01

Floyd KilgoreCALGARY, Alberta (Alberta Golf) Floyd Kilgore wins the 2015 Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Championship after shooting a tournament low of -4, 68, in the final round. Kilgore ends the championship even par after 54 holes.

“You’ve got to have a decent round today,” Floyd Kilgore told himself going into the final round. “Go out and try not to make any mistakes and obviously not make any bogies.”

Eighteen holes later, his advice paid off. Kilgore played a bogey-free round, with four birdies contributing to his low score. “It was just one of the rounds that you’re going to have where everything just fell into place,” he explains.

Kilgore, who plays out of Mighty Peace Golf and Country Club, previously won the Alberta Senior Men’s Championship in 2013.

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