• Korea’s Hye-jin Choi Crowned 2016 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion

    Korea’s Hye-jin Choi Is The 2016 Canadian Women's Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Taylor Craig/ Golf Canada

    NEW MINAS, N.S. – Overcast skies hung heavy over Ken-Wo Golf Club as the final round of the 2016 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship drew to a close. Hye-jin Choi of Paju-si, Korea shot a final round 66 to claim a four-stroke victory.

    The reigning World Junior Girls champion recorded three birdies on the front nine, including two back-to-back on holes 8 and 9 for a 2-under 33. A bogey-free back nine complemented by two additional birdies on holes 11 and 13 brought Choi’s tournament total to 9-under 271.

    The 16-year-old is No. 14 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking and was recently crowned the low amateur at the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains At The Top Of Weekly Rankings

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Thrilled Canadian Golf Fans With His Performance At The RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jared du Toit’s performance at the RBC Canadian Open vaulted him 35 spots in the world rankings to a career-high No. 25 in the world. It was only his second career professional tournament and the University of Arizona senior finished two shots ahead of World No. 1 Jason Day and just two back of former teammate and former top-ranked amateur Jon Rahm. Du Toit captured the Gary Cowan Medal as Low Amateur as a result of his finish

    Garrett Rank, a former top-ranked amateur in Canada, gained 13 places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 77th at the RBC Canadian Open.

    Andrew Harrison moved back into the Top-20 with a 32-place gain in the world rankings. He is coming off a third-place finish at the Alberta Amateur.

  • Du Toit Takes Big Jump In World Ranking After His Top-10 At RBC Canadian Open

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Jumped 35 Spots In The World Amateur Golf Rankings After His Top 10 Performance At The RBC Canadian Open Last Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit’s spectacular play at last week’s RBC Canadian Open has propelled the Kimberley resident up the world amateur golf rankings. The latest ranking released this week has du Toit at No. 25 in the world. He had been ranked 60th last week.

    The 21-year-old finished tied for ninth at the Canadian Open, which he was playing on a sponsor’s exemption. He shot rounds of 67, 71, 70 and 71 to finish the event at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., at nine-under par. That was three shots behind winner Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela.

  • Vegas Took The Trophy But du Toit Stole The Show

    Kimberley, B.C.'s Jared du Toit Won The Hearts And Admiration Of Golf Fans Across The Country As He Stayed In Contention For The National Championship All Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    After he opened with a wonderful 5-under 67 to start the RBC Canadian Open, more than a few golf fans were turning to one another and asking, "Who's Jared du Toit?"

    Well, they know now. 

    The 22-year old amateur from Kimberley, B.C., who begins his senior year at Arizona State this fall, is very well known to those who follow amateur golf closely in the Pacific Northwest, having won the B.C. Junior Boys title in 2013, the B.C. Amateur in 2015 and adding the 2015 NCAA Big Sky Conference Championship title.

  • Jhonattan Vegas Captures 2016 RBC Canadian Open

    Jhonattan Vegas Rode A Final Round 64 To A Two-Shot Victory In The RBC Canadian Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Adam Hadwin Claims Rivermead Trophy As Low Canadian Professional; Jared du Toit Earns Gary Cowan Medal As Low Amateur

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Jhonattan Vegas earned his second career PGA TOUR victory at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Venezuelan tallied nine birdies en route to a final round 64 to emerge victorious at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

    The 31-year-old began the day at 4-under, five-strokes off the lead at the historic Jack Nicklaus design. A string of five birdies from holes two to six vaulted Vegas into a share of second. He would notch four birdies on the back nine, including three straight across his final three holes to secure the clubhouse lead at 12-under and the eventual victory.

  • Canadian Amateur Jared du Toit One Back Of Leader Brandt Snedeker Heading Into Final Round Of The RBC Canadian Open

    Team Canada’s du Toit of Kimberley, BC, Shot 70 Including A Dramatic Eagle On The 18th Hole For A Share Of Second With Dustin Johnson - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Press Release

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Brandt Snedeker conquered the dense heat and gusty winds at Glen Abby Golf Club Saturday to card a 6-under 66 and take the lead at the RBC Canadian Open. Heading into the final round, Golf Canada National Amateur Squad member Jared du Toit holds a share of second with Dustin Johnson, one shot off the lead at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

    Du Toit tallied three bogeys and a pair of birdies across the front nine, but the resilient 21-year-old went on to finish bogey-free across his final nine holes, collecting a birdie on No. 13 and an eagle on No. 18. The crowd roared in approval and an impromptu performance of O Canada accompanied the Kimberley, B.C., native as he stepped off the course.

  • Kimberley's Jared du Toit Taking RBC Canadian Open By Storm

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is Chasing The RBC Canadian Open Title At Glen Abbey GC In Oakville, Ontario. He Went Into The Weekend Just One Shot Back Of The Lead - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Kimberley BC's 21-year old Jared du Toit went into the weekend at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey GC just one shot back of leader Dustin Johnson. Chances are if you'd said a Canadian would be this close to the top of the leaderboard in his national open it would likely be an Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor or Graham DeLaet.

    Even du Toit himself is at least a little surprised but as he said after his second round, “I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming in. To kind of vault up the leaderboard kind of caught me a bit off guard. But everything from now on is just cream on top.”

  • 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Set For Seattle Golf Club

    British Columbia Golf Is Well Represented At The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. From L-R: Jack Croucher (Past President), Chuck Gage (Past President), Stuart Macdonald (Team Member), Kevin Kwon (Team Member), Chris Crisologo (Team Member) And David Atkinson (Immediate Past President) - Image Courtesy PNGA

    via press release

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Seattle, Wash)- The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Washington State and Pacific Northwest golf associations, will take place at historic Seattle Golf Club from July 26-29, 2016.

    Founded in 1900 with a 1996 redesign by Arnold Palmer, Seattle Golf Club has a history well deserving of hosting the Pacific Coast Amateur's 50th installment, including the 1952 U.S. Amateur, 1961 Walker Cup, 1981 U.S. Senior Amateur and three Pacific Coast Amateurs (1967, 1987, 1999).

    A world-class roster of amateur competitors will be taking part in the 72-hole, four-day stroke play competition in the hopes of raising the Dr. Ed Updegraff Trophy as champion. Without a defending champion, following Aaron Wise's departure to the professional ranks, the trophy and accolades coupled with victory are up for grabs.

  • Brooke Henderson Repeats As Winner Of Portland Classic

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Made It Back-To-Back Wins In The LPGA Cambia Portland Classic Winning By Four Shots - Image Courtesy LPGA 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Defending champion Brooke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory Sunday at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.

    The second-ranked Henderson – a native of Smiths Falls, Ont., – shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.

    Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.

  • Top-Ranked Jared du Toit Picks Up 10 Spots in the World Rankings

    Top-ranked Jared du Toit picked up 10 spots in the world rankings to sit at a career-best 57th in the world. The Golf Canada National Team member is coming off a win at the Glencoe Invitational. He became the first player from the host club, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club, to win the tournament since 1995.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Jared du Toit Ready For First Taste Of Pro Game

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Will See How He Stacks Up Against The Pros In This Week's SIGA Dakota Dunes Open - Image Courtesy Jared du Toit/Twitter 

    B.C. Amateur Champion Has Spot In This Week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Event In Saskatoon

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Fresh off a big win at Calgary’s Glencoe Invitational, Jared du Toit will get his first taste of pro golf at this week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event in Saskatoon. Du Toit, the reigning B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley, has been granted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open. 

    It will be the first professional tournament for du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur player.

  • Team Canada Readies For Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

    Team Canada Is Off To Japan For The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. Among The Team Members Is Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart (3rd From Right) And Coach Robert Ratcliffe Of Comox, B.C. (Far Left) - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Team Canada Men’s Development Squad returns to the Chukyo Golf Club this week from June 14–17 for the 24th annual Toyota Junior Golf World Cup supported by JAL.

    Leading the way for the Canadian foursome is Tony Gil of Vaughan, Ont., who will be returning to the event for the third consecutive year. In 2015, the 18-year-old University of Houston commit finished T10 to lead the Canadians.

    He will be joined by teammates Charles-Éric Belanger (Quebec), A.J. Ewart (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Jack Simpson (Aurora, Ont.).

  • Canada’s Henderson Beats Ko To Win Women’s PGA Championship In Playoff

    Brooke Henderson Holds The Trophy After Her Dramatic Playoff Win Over Lydia Ko In The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship At Sahalee - Images courtesy www.facebook.com/BrookeHendersonGolf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Canada’s Brooke Henderson beat top-ranked Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after overcoming a three-shot deficit on the back nine.

    The 18-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., ranked No. 4 in the world, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 – the best round of the week at Sahalee – to match Ko at 6-under 278. Ko finished with a 67.

    In the playoff on the par-4 18th, Henderson hit her second shot from 155 yards to 3 feet, while Ko’s second from farther back in the fairway left her with 20 feet. Ko missed to the left, and Henderson tapped in to cap a week that started with a hole-in-one on her fourth hole of the tournament and ended with a major championship.

  • Victoria Golf Club Set To Host PGA Championship Of Canada

    The PGA Of Canada’s Best Players Tee It Up June 13-16 At Victoria Golf Club Battling For The Association’s Most Prestigious Championship And The Historic P.D. Ross Trophy

    Via PGA of Canada

    [ACTON, ONT.]—The PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf begins next week at one of the country’s most beautiful golf settings.

    Sixty-four of the PGA of Canada’s best players tee it up June 13-16 at Victoria Golf Club in Victoria, all vying for the association’s most prestigious championship and historic P.D. Ross trophy.

  • Women's Golf Day - A Global Success

    By All Accounts International Women's Golf Day Was A Great Success As Evidenced By The Turnout At Venues Like Langara GC Shown Here - Image Credit Gino Cutri

    By Gino Cutri, British Columbia Golf

    All it takes is a search of #womensgolfday on social media to see that the inarguable event was a global success. Women’s Golf Day was founded on three core principles: engage, empower, and support.

    Through these principles the event was designed to allow a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and create a network to support the continuation of golf no matter the skill or interest level.

  • B.C.’s Adam Cornelson Makes Biggest Move in This Week’s Rankings

    Albin Choi made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 102 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. It was the third-best career finish for the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member and helped him move from No. 10 in the Canadian rankings up to No. 7. Choi picked up 3.08 world ranking points, his third-straight points-paying finish.

    While Choi made the biggest move inside the Top-10, it was Adam Cornelson making the biggest move of the week with his win at Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open. The Langley, B.C., native gained 882 spots in the world rankings after picking up his first career win while setting a new 72-hole scoring record on the Mackenzie tour. It was quite the turnaround for Cornelson, who finished 94th on the money list last year to lose his Tour status. After finishing tied for ninth at Q-School, he earned exempt status through the first four events of the year. The win was worth 6.00 world ranking points and moved him from No. 29 up to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings.

  • Galvin Green Introduces Spring/Summer Line for 2016

    Galvin Green announces the introduction of its Spring/Summer 2016 Ventil8 range of polos, trousers, shorts and skirts engineered for superior moisture management in excessive heat.

  • Roxburgh Reflects On 50 Years Of Excellence

    Just Like The Man Himself, Doug Roxburgh's Game Has Passed The Test Of Time - Image(s) Courtesy BC Golf House

    This Summer’s B.C. Amateur Championship At Pheasant Glen Has Special Meaning For The 13-Time Winner

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was the summer of 1967. Lester B. Pearson was prime minister, Canada was celebrating its centennial and a shy 15-year-old named Doug Roxburgh was playing in his first B.C. Amateur Championship. A half-century later, Roxburgh is still playing in the tournament he has won a record 13 times. 

    This summer’s 114th playing of the B.C. Amateur at Pheasant Glen Golf Course in Qualicum will be an especially meaningful one for Roxburgh, who will tee it up for the 50th time. Roxburgh hasn’t missed one since playing in his first B.C. Amateur way back in 1967 at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Langley’s Adam Cornelson Cruises To His First Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Win At Uplands

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Poses With The Trophy After His First Win On The Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Circuit In The Bayview Place Island Savings Open at Uplands Golf Club In Victoria - Image Courtesy Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada

    Three Other British Columbians Finish In The Top 10

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Cornelson could be a poster child for perseverance. The Langley native has absorbed plenty of punches as he chased his professional golf dream the last few years.

    Just last month Cornelson had to pull himself off the canvas and fight for survival on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit. He passed that test of nerves at qualifying school at Crown Isle in Courtenay and on Sunday finally delivered a knockout punch of his own.

  • One Of 8 GolfBC Championship Sponsor's Exemptions Goes To Jacqueline Bendrick

    Sophomore Jacqueline Bendrick Will Be The Lone Woman To Tee It Up In The Field Of 156 Players In The Inaugural GolfBC Championship At Gallagher's Canyon Next Week

    155 Men And One Woman To Tee It Up At GolfBC Championship - Jacqueline Bendrick Awarded One Of Eight Sponsor’s Exemptions Into Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Event

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural GolfBC Championship will have the usual 156-player field when it begins Thursday at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna.

    Actually, there will be one notable difference. When the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada makes its Okanagan debut, 155 men and one woman will be teeing it up.

    Jacqueline Bendrick, a 20-year-old collegiate player from Mercer Island, Wash., has been granted a sponsor’s exemption into the $175,000 event. She will be the first woman to play in a Mackenzie Tour event since the PGA TOUR began running what was formerly the Canadian Tour back in 2013.