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Team Canada’s Bernard Wins NCAA Championship Medalist Honours

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 06:02 Monday, 23 May 2016 05:55

Hugo BernardDENVER, Colorado — Amateur Squad member Hugo Bernard capped off his impressive freshman season by winning medalist honours at the NCAA Division II Championship at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Course.

The Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., product jumped out to an early lead with an opening-round 65 (-7) and never looked back, carding 17 birdies in total to lead the field en route to securing the two-stroke victory. The Saint Leo Lion finished at 13-under par (65-66-72) ahead of runner-up Calum Hill (Western New Mexico). The win marks the first NCAA championship win (individual or team) in Lions history.



Langer Wins Regions Tradition for Sixth Major on Senior Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 05:23 Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:39

Bernhard LangerCanadian Press

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (John Zenor/AP) — Bernhard Langer erased any doubt not long after his nearest challenger had all but conceded.

Langer ran away with the Regions Tradition for his sixth senior major and 27th PGA Tour Champions title. He birdied the final three holes and five of seven to pull away for a six-stroke victory over Olin Browne, who had already predicted that “nobody’s running down Berhnard.” The 58-year-old German finished with a 5-under 67 at Greystone for a 17-under 271 total.



McIlroy Eagles Last Hole for 1st Win of Season at Irish Open

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 05:30 Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:15

Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

STRAFFAN, Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy eagled the final hole to cap his first victory of the season at the Irish Open, his home tournament where he’s famously struggled over the years.

McIlroy’s three-shot triumph over Scotland’s Russell Knox and Bradley Dredge of Wales wasn’t smooth sailing. But the Northern Ireland native prevailed with a 3-under 69, thanks to superior driving power that allowed him to birdie the K Club’s first three par-5 holes — then demolish the competition with his final powerful approach shot.



Wearn Wins in Georgia; Sagstrom Breaks Symetra Money Record

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 05:33 Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:08

Laura WearnCanadian Press

MILTON, Georgia (The Canadian Press) — Laura Wearn won the Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Classic for her first Symetra Tour title, and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom was second to break the season money record.

Wearn led after all three rounds, closing with an even-par 72 for a 6-under 210 total at Atlanta National Golf Club. She birdied the par-5 18th after dropping strokes on 12, 13 and 17.



Kenny Perry Takes Regions Tradition Lead with Opening 64

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 00:43 Friday, 20 May 2016 00:36

Kenny PerryCanadian Press

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Kenny Perry made a couple of early birdie putts from about 20 feet, mostly steered clear of trouble and finished well.

Perry birdied the final hole for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

“I mean, I didn’t miss a green,” he said. “I putted for birdies or eagles on every hole so took a lot of pressure off myself by doing that. I hit the ball nicely, drove it beautifully, hit lots of fairways. Was able to attack the par 5s.”



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