• B.C. Golf Notes: T-Birds Look To Take Flight At Nationals

    The UBC T-Birds Men's Golf Squad Are Ready To Challenge For The NAIA Championship This Week. Pictured From L-R Are: Andrew Harrison , Jack Wood , Evan Holmes , Nate Ollis And Trent Abraham - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    UBC coach Chris Macdonald likes the fact that this week’s NAIA men’s national championship tournament is returning to the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

    The course, which is the site of the PGA TOUR’s John Deere Classic, reminds Macdonald of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, where the T-Birds play and practise all year long.

  • Du Toit Helps Sun Devils Earn Spot In NCAA Championship

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit And His Arizona State Sun Devils Are Off To Eugene, Oregon For The NCAA Finals May 27 - June 1st - Image Courtesy ASU Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    B.C. Amateur champion Jared du Toit is off to the NCAA Championship tourney in Eugene, Ore. Du Toit helped lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to a first-place finish at a NCAA regional tourney in Albuquerque, N.M. on Wednesday.

    Du Toit, a Kimberley resident who is completing his junior year and won last year’s B.C. Amateur at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, shot rounds of 72, 73 and 75 to finish in a tie for fifth place at four-over par. The Sun Devils posted a 54-hole team score of 12-over par to beat the field by 12 shots.

  • After Her Biggest Win, Parsons Had To Pass Another Test

    Mary Parsons Is Shown Teeing Off At The CN Future Links Pacific Championship At The Dunes In Kamloops. She Went On To Win By Four Shots -  Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mary Parsons is apparently driving well on and off the golf course. The big-hitting 16-year-old Delta resident used her length off the tee en route to an impressive four-shot win at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops this past weekend.

    Then after that win -- the biggest of her young golf career -- Parsons returned home and passed her driver’s test on Monday morning. “It has been a great few days,” she said with a laugh in an interview Monday night.

  • SFU’s Crisologo Earns PING All-Region West Honours

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Added Another Accolade To His 2016 Season Being Named To The Division II PING All-Region West Team - Image Credit Matthew Steinbach

    courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    (May 16, 2016) NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University sophomore Chris Crisologo was today named to the Division II PING All-Region West team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

    Crisologo was one of 112 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West – who earned all-region honors for 2016.

  • Delta's Mary Parsons Wins CN Future Links Jr. Girls Title In Kamloops

    Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons Holds The Trophy After Winning The Junior Girls Title In The CN Future Links Event Held At The Dunes In Kamloops - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    B.C. Girls Take Four Of The Top 6 Spots In Junior Girls Championship

    Courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club unfolded in much the same way as the previous two – with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls fields in pursuit of Tony Gil and Mary Parsons.

    Neither would be caught as the pair completed wire-to-wire victories to open Golf Canada’s championship season.

    For her part, Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons came out of the gate with a Dunes women's course record 66 and never looked back (that 66 was matched in the final round by Coquitlam's Euna Han).

  • This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

    Samantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

    Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

    Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Qualifies For U.S. Women’s Open

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, Who Plays Out Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Qualified For This Summer's U.S. Women's Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Naomi Ko called it the round of her life and it could not have come at a better time for the 18-year-old Victoria native. A clutch five-under 67 in the second round of a 36-hole sectional qualifier at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., earned Ko a spot in this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open.

    Ko, a member of Canada’s national amateur team and former B.C. Junior Girls champion, topped a field of 48 players to earn the one spot available at the Monday qualifier.

  • Three From B.C. Among 7 Canadians To Gain Exempt Status At Mackenzie Tour Q-School

    Port Moody's Brendan Dillon Was The Top Canadian At The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School Held At Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community In Courtenay - Image Courtesy VGT

    courtesy Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour

    (May 6, 2016 – Courtenay, B.C.) – Lake Elsinore, California’s Aaron Wise shot an even-par 72 on Friday at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community to take medalist honours and earn fully exempt status for the 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season at the British Columbia Qualifying Tournament.

    The 19-year old sophomore at the University of Oregon finished at 14-under for the week, two shots ahead of Dallas, Texas’ Conrad Shindler and Atherton, California’s Jonathan Garrick.

    Port Moody's Brendan Dillon was the top Canadian Finisher at 6-under par in a T6th followed closely by Langley's Adam Cornelson and Thomas Hay one shot back  at 5-under and T9th. The top 16 finishers earned exempt status for the 2016 Mckenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada season.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit Climbs Back to Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit

    Conference championship week saw several Canadians in action. Top-ranked Jared du Toit finished in a tie for 19th at the PAC-12 Championship. The tournament was won by the National Amateur Team member’s Arizona State teammate – and current world No. 1 – Jon Rahm.

    Joey Savoie makes his return to the Top-10, replacing fellow Saint Leo teammate Hugo Bernard.

  • T-Bird Men, Women En Route To NAIA Nationals After Convincing Wins At Conference Championships

    Both The Women And The Men From UBC Won Their Conference Tournaments Handily To Qualify For The NAIA National Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Twitter 

    UBC Men & Women Finish 1 -2 With UVic Men & Women At Conference Championships

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The University of B.C.’s men’s and women’s golf teams both punched tickets to the NAIA national championships with convincing wins Tuesday at their conference tournaments. The men beat the field by 33 shots to win the Association of Independent Institutions title at Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton, Ind. 

    The T-Birds posted a 54-hole score of 19-under par. The University of Victoria finished second.

  • Cornelson, Belle Among 16 British Columbians Heading To Q-School At Crown Isle

    Adam Cornelson (L) And Mike Belle (R) Are Both Headed To The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School At Crown Isle Next Week - Image Courtesy GNAC/SFU

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    Adam Cornelson has been there and done that. Unfortunately, he now has to do it all over again. Mike Belle has never done it before, but can’t wait to get started. 

    The two Vancouver Golf Club members are heading to next week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtenay with very different perspectives. Belle is a 23-year-old rookie pro, who is anxious to test his game at the next level. Cornelson, 28, has been at the pro game for a few years and was hoping he’d seen the last of Q-school.

  • Brooke Henderson Continues Top-10 Streak, Lands in Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

    Brooke Henderson

    Brooke Henderson continued her streak of Top-10 results on the LPGA Tour, finishing in a tie for sixth at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. It was her eighth straight Top-10 finish this year – nine if you count the Ladies Masters event in Australia, which was a European Tour event back in February. The result moved the Smiths Falls, Ont., golfer up to a career-best No. 5 in the world. She is currently eighth on the Tour’s money list, fourth in scoring average and second on the Tour in birdies with 152 to date.

    Making the biggest move inside the Top-10 was Sara-Maude Juneau, who climbed 24 places in the world rankings, up to No. 9 in Canada, after finishing in a tie for fifth at the Symetra Tour’s Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay in Florida. It was her first Top-10 result in four tournaments this year

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Solid Tournament But Sour Finish For Taylor In Texas

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Was In Contention On The PGA TOUR In Texas But Settled For A T21st - Image Courtesy Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The day began with Nick Taylor in the hunt for his second PGA TOUR win. When it was over, the Abbotsford native had to settle for a tie for 21st finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.
    Taylor’s roller-coaster week ended with a bogey on the 72nd hole, when his second shot on the par 5 18th hole at TPC San Antonio found the creek short of the green. 

    Taylor carded a one-over 73 Sunday and finished the tournament at six-under par, six shots behind winner Charley Hoffman.

  • BC’s Du Toit Continues to Top Amateur Weekly Rankings

    Austin James gained 20 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. It was the No. 3 ranked amateur in Canada’s seventh straight Top-10 result and his third consecutive Top-5 showing. His 10-under 206 total was the third lowest in school history.

    Alistair Docherty picked up 19 places in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, just three strokes behind the winner. The result moved the senior at Chico State up to No. 5 in the Canadian rankings. The New Brunswick native, currently the top-ranked Division II golfer, was also one of 10 collegiate golfers selected to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Palmer Cup – the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

  • Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Expands MJT Mini Tour In BC

    - Competitive Peewee and Atom Circuit of eight Tournaments starts May 1 and adds a ‘Drive, Chip and Putt’ Skills Competition -

    Vancouver, BC – (April 21, 2016) – Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza, has expanded the British Columbia portion of the MJT Mini Tour for boys and girls ages 12 and under to an eight tournament circuit at three different venues in the lower mainland to better meet demand for age-appropriate competition over a limited number of holes and shorter yardages.

  • Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge Comes To B.C.

    WHAT IS THE 'PLAY LIKE THE PROS' CHARITY CHALLENGE?

    Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge is a series of mini-tournaments at some of the best golf courses in Canada where golfers pledge support for junior golf through the Golf Canada Foundation.

    The winners at each event and the top fundraising teams will qualify to play Glen Abbey on Monday July 25th, 2016 – the day after the RBC Canadian Open, from the same tees, pin positions, and tournament conditions as the pros played!

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Wallace Continues To Sizzle On Symetra Tour

     Langley's Jessica Wallace Sits Fifth On The Symetra Tour Money List After Her Latest Top 10 Finish On The LPGA Tour's Developmental Circuit - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Langley’s Jessica Wallace recorded her second top-10 finish Sunday in three Symetra Tour starts this year at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial tourney in Fort Myers, Fla. Wallace closed with a one-under 71 to finish the 72-hole event at two-under par and tied for eighth place.

    The Chico’s tourney had a unique format that saw members of the LPGA’s Legends Tour play with Symetra Tour players on the weekend.

  • adidas Signs on as Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is pleased to announce a one-year agreement with adidas Canada, who have signed on as the exclusive apparel partner of the program.

    Committed to growing women’s participation, Golf Fore the Cure boasts over 100,000 participants throughout 12 seasons. During that period, the program has raised over $5.4 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

  • Americas Masters Games - Register For Your Sport & Win Flights & Hotel Stay

    Dear Masters Athlete,

    Spring is arriving the way one would hope as it's gracing us with its beauty here in Vancouver – the host city for the inaugural Americas Masters Games. The Americas Masters Games wants to let you know of a special registration incentive courtesy of their great partners.

    WestJet is giving everybody who has registered by April 30th a chance to win two flights for anywhere they fly in Canada. Plus, you’ll get four free nights at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel where you will be right in the heart of the action. What do you need to do?

  • GolfBC Championship Announces Championship Passes Now On Sale

    For the first time in history the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada is coming to the Okanagan Valley. Now is your chance to get your tickets and be a part of history.

    The GolfBC Championship runs the week of June 6th - 12th, 2016 with competition days taking place June 9th - 12th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna.

    Four-day Championship Tournament Passes are now on sale online for a limited time offer of $25. This represents a savings of $15 off the Day Pass admission price. The Championship Pass is valid all day for all four days of tournament play June 9th - 12th.