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Team Canada’s Young Pro Squad Duo Finishes T3 at Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:46 Wednesday, 28 October 2015 02:05

Taylor PendrithMEXICO CITY, Mexico (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Young Pro Squad members Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith teamed up to finish in a tie for third at the second edition of the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup presented by Value, a PGA TOUR Latinoamérica event.

Conners, a Listowel, Ont., product and Pendrith, a native of Richmond Hill, Ont., carded a 255 (65-65-62-63) to finish at 29-under in the four-ball event hosted at the Club Campestre. In addition to being teammates with Team Canada, Conners and Pendrith have the experience of playing collegiate golf together for the Kent State Golden Flashes—further adding to the duo’s chemistry.



Koepka’s Loss is an Englishman’s Gain

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:29 Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:24

Brooks KoepkaCanadian Press

HONG KONG (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Ben Evans did all he could to try to secure his European Tour card for next year when he closed with a 66-65 weekend and tied for 11th at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

The Englishman needed a little help, and it came from an unlikely source: Brooks Koepka.

Evans narrowly missed his card by finishing 111th on the European Tour money list. His big break came when Koepka chose to give up his European membership. That removed him from the money list, and moved Evans up one spot.

Koepka will not defend his title in the Turkish Airlines Open and is not playing the HSBC Champions next week in Shanghai. He will be short of the required 13 events, and he informed the tour he would no longer be a member.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:20 Tuesday, 27 October 2015 23:53

CIMB ClassicCanadian Press



Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, West Course (6,967 yards, par 72).

Purse: $7 million. Winner’s Share: $1.26 million.



Rose Holds Off Bjerregaard to Win Hong Kong Open

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 04:19 Monday, 26 October 2015 04:13

Justin RoseCanadian Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Justin Rose won his first European Tour title in 15 months, warding off a stubborn challenge from Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark to win the Hong Kong Open by one shot.

The Englishman, who started the final round even with Bjerregaard on 15 under and a four-shot lead over the field, carded an impressive two-under-par 68 for a 17-under 263. It was his eighth career title on the European Tour.

“I’m very happy to get the job done. Last week I had a chance to win in Napa when I was tied for the lead but I let that one flitter away. I wanted to hang on to this one,” said Rose, the 2013 US Open champion whose last victory on the European Tour came at the 2014 Scottish Open.



Rory Nearly Played College Golf in America

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 03:00 Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:55

Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

And to think Rory McIlroy was nearly a Buccaneer.

There was a time when McIlroy contemplated coming to America for college. Graeme McDowell went to Alabama-Birmingham. Colin Montgomerie was at Houston Baptist. Adam Scott spent one semester at UNLV (though it is believed he never did find the library).

McIlroy was lined up to play for the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State.



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