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CJGA Western Canadian Junior Championship Concludes

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:17 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:08

Victoria LiuSURREY, British Columbia — Northview Golf & Country Club played host to a full field of junior golfers on March 7-9, 2015, as the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) conducted their Western Canadian Junior Championship on the Canal and Ridge courses. Players were treated to favorable weather conditions over the three days of tournament play, resulting in some remarkable scores early in the season.

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SFU Clan Open 2015 with Top-Three Finish at NDNU Invitational

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:07 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:01

altLIVERMORE, California (Jade Richardson/SFU Sports Info Co-Ordinator) — The eighth-ranked Simon Fraser University men’s golf team opened their 2015 schedule with a third-place finish at the Notre Dame de Namur Argonaut Invitational Monday and Tuesday at the Poppy Ridge Course in Livermore, CA.

Led by sophomore Kevin Vigna who opened with two even rounds on the 72-par course, the Clan was the top Great Northwest Athletic Conference team, and trailed only West Region competitors from Cal State-Monterey Bay and Dominican University.

Simon Fraser shot a three-round total of 879 (+15), just two strokes shy of second place, and 19 strokes behind the champions from No. 11 CSU-Monterey Bay.

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Canadian Dustin Barr Wins First Tournament Following Successful Bout with Cancer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 22:11 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 22:08

Dustin BarrTHUNDER BAY, Ontario (Core Golf Academy) — Two years ago, junior golfer Dustin Barr began chemotherapy for two tumours, but he continued to practice every day and compete in the sport he loved. His will to win helped him beat cancer.

Over the weekend, the 19-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ont. won his first junior tournament in Florida against a field of the top young players from around the world.

Barr went wire-to-wire in shooting consecutive scores of 71 to win the Boys 15-19 division of the Future Collegians World Tour event at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.; he was two strokes clear of Marcos Montenegro of Argentina. Following the victory, Golfweek magazine recognized Barr as Junior Boys Player of the Week.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 21:45 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:24

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PGA TOUR

VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Palm Harbor, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.9 million. Winner's share: $1,062,000.

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Canada’s No.1-Played Junior Tour’s National Season Opener Tees Off in BC This Weekend

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 22:52 Monday, 09 March 2015 22:49

altVANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vancouver’s University Golf Club and The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC, are preparing to welcome some of Canada’s top junior golfers to the most-played junior golf tour in the country for the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s top-ranked three-day Season Opener on March 14-16, 2015.

Players to watch out for include MJT’s 2014 Girls Player of the Year, Alisha Lau, 15, of Richmond, BC, MJT 2014 Boys Bantam Player of the Year, Andrew Spalti, 14, of Vancouver, who will be playing up a division in Juvenile this year, and MJT 2014 National Girls Champion, Sarah Lawrence, 17, of Duvall, WA.

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