National: Canadians Worldwide / National Tour’s Nova Scotia Open Pulls The Plug On 2016

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 23:29 Tuesday, 08 December 2015 23:14

by Inside Golf Editors


The Tour's Nova Scotia Open won't be returning to the Ashburn Golf Club's new course next summer.
For the last two years, the event was part of the Tour schedule, but plans for a third edition have been scrapped after the company who ran the tournament, SportBox, decided not to renew their option on the event.



North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong Earns 2016 Tour Membership

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 22:11 Sunday, 06 December 2015 21:49


DONGGUAN, China (December 6)—Vancouver’s Eugene Wong finished fifth on the 2015 Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series’ Order of Merit, a position that earned him  membership on the 2016 Tour. 
Wong's fellow British Columbian, Justin Shin from Maple Ride, slipped to 6th spot on the OOM, narrowly missing his ticket to the next level.
Besides Wong other players moving to the Tour are Australia’s Bryden Macpherson, New Zealand’s Josh Geary and China’s Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou.
The players received their membership cards during a ceremony following the final event of the season, the Capital Airlines – HNA Real Estate Championship.



Four More Canadians Join Field For Final Stage Of Web.Com Q-School

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:44 Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:36

by Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada


Four more Canucks have advanced to the final stage of Tour Q-School on Friday, playing at two locations in the U.S.
Lucas Kim was the low scorer for the Canadians, carding 11-under thru 72 holes to finish alone in third place at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in Plantation, Fla. Just sneaking inside the cut line was Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., who posted a 3-under score to finish T20.
In California, Calgary’s Ryan Yip finished at 8-under (69-69-70-72) to finish in a tie for fifth. Not far behind was Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ont., who carded a total score of 5-under (69-71-70-73) to finish T15.



Canadians Set to Compete in Stage II of Qualifying School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:15 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:11

Mackenzie Hughes(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The second stage of Tour qualifying school kicks off at separate sites across the U.S. from November 10–13, with 13 Canadians in the field. The week following, another 10 Canucks will tee-it-up at two separate events to complete stage II of qualifying.

In total, 23 Canadians will compete for spots in the final qualifying stage held from December 10–13, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.



New Tour Event in Dominican Republic

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:33 Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:20

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club ChampionshipPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR and representatives of Puntacana Resort & Club announced at a signing ceremony at PGA TOUR headquarters that the Tour will play a new tournament at the Dominican Republic property, beginning in 2016.

The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be the Tour’s first tournament in the Dominican Republic and first played on any of the islands in the Caribbean.

A three-year agreement was executed by the officials for 2016 through 2018. The 2016 tournament will be played May 30 – June 5, 2016.

The Tom Fazio-designed “Corales” course at Puntacana Resort & Club will be the host venue. Opened in 2010, it plays along the natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves and the inland lakes and coralina quarries of the Caribbean Sea. The layout features six oceanfront holes and culminates with its last three holes known as the “Devil’s Elbow”, with the striking 18th hole requiring a dramatic forced carry over the cliff-lined Bay of Corales.



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