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Albertans Jason Martens and Kenna Hughes Capture CN Future Links Western Championship Titles

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:39 Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:34

CN Future Links Western Championship GIBBONS, Alberta (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — The third and final round came down to a playoff for the Junior Boys at Goose Hummock Golf Course in Gibbons, Alta., with Jason Martens emerging as the 2015 CN Future Links Western champion. Kenna Hughes held firm on her one-stroke, second-round lead to be crowned the Junior Girls champion.

Martens of Edmonton was forced into a playoff after Brendan MacDougall of Calgary finished with back-to-back birdies. The competitors came away from the first extra hole with a birdie apiece; Martens claimed the championship by making par on the second playoff while MacDougall registered a bogey.

The 18-year-old Martens entered the final round one stroke off the lead. The 2015 Alberta Junior Championship runner-up completed the round with three birdies to shoot 1-over 72 and end the tournament at 5-over-par 218.

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Maddie Szeryk Wins 100th Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:22 Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:18

Maddie SzerykUNION, Ontario (Golf Association of Ontario) — In a week that had a little bit of everything from unpredictable weather, to penalty strokes to the round-three leaders, things finally came to a conclusion at the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Women’s Amateur at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, the 100th anniversary of the event.

Heading into the final round, Orangeville’s Brittany Marchand held a two-shot lead. However, it would be a lights-out performance by Maddie Szeryk that would be the final-round story as she shot a four-under (68) to overcome the deficit and hoist the Marlene Stewart-Streit Trophy.

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North America Cup Staying in Canada for One More Year

Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2015 17:54 Friday, 10 July 2015 17:44

CJGA Team CanadaTORONTO, Ontario (CJGA) — The final round of the North America Cup was contested at Weston Golf & Country Club in Toronto. Entering the day in a tie, both teams having seven points, the outcome of the event would rely on the individual play of each team member as 13 singles matches took to the course. In the end, after a hard fought competition, neither team was able to get the extra half point needed to win the Cup. CJGA Team Canada and IJGT Team USA finished the event with 13.5 points, meaning the Cup would stay with defending champions, Canada.

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Team Canada’s Étienne Papineau Hoists Alexander of Tunis Trophy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:46 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:40

Étienne PapineauCUMBERLAND, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Étienne Papineau notched another provincial tournament win at the Camelot Golf & Country Club, winning Golf Québec’s Alexander of Tunis in a two-hole playoff.

Papineau, a two-time Québec junior champion, posted a cumulative score of 140 (-4) to enter the sudden-death playoff against Pierre-Alexandre Bédard of Chibougamau-Chapis, Qué., and Scott Ray of Ottawa—also the president of host club Camelot.

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PGA Grand Slam to Move from Trump Course in LA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:13 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 22:16

Donald TrumpCanadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on Mexican immigrants.

Trump and the PGA of America said they mutually agreed not to hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles on Oct. 19-21.

Trump said because of the backlash over his comments he does not want the PGA of America to deal with any consequences.

“I have great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for,” Trump said in a statement.

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