• Hye-Jin Choi Leads After Round 3 Of World Junior Girls, Kathrine Chan Low Canadian

    Richmond’s Kathrine Chan Shot The Low Round Of The Six Canadian Players During Round 3 Of The World Junior Girls At The Marshes In Ottawa - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    South Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi, who was the first-round individual co-leader, shot a (-2) round of 70 and now sits at (-5) 211, one stroke ahead of Sweden’s Filippa Moork, who had the round of the day Thursday, a (-4) round of 68 which has her at (-4) 212 for the tournament.

  • BC Girls Having Fun At World Junior Girls In Ottawa

    Hannah Lee Hits Her Opening Tee Shot During Round 3 Of The World Junior Girls At The Marshes On Thursday - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    For the five British Columbia girls playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Girls just outside of Ottawa, it hasn’t gone like they would have liked on the golf course. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun as they experience a week in Canada’s capital.

    The team is staying in the luxurious Brookstreet Hotel, which overlooks the course and is filled with business travellers. That’s because all around the course are the Canadian and worldwide head offices for massive tech companies like Wilan and Huawei.

    This is the world of Sir Terry Matthews, who owns The Marshes and many of the buildings and land all around this area in Kanata, approximately 25 kilometres from downtown Ottawa.

  • South Koreans Atop Leaderboard At World Junior Girls, Alisha Lau Top Canadian

    Richmond’s Alisha Lau Talks With Coach Mike Martz After Round 2 Of The World Junior Girls At The Marshes In Ottawa. Lau Is The Top Canadian And Martz’s Team Canada 2 Is The Top Canadian Squad In The Tournament - Image Credit Alfe Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    On a day when many international players broke par and tamed The Marshes during Round 2 of the World Junior Girls Championship, Team Canada 1 and 2 had a tough day on the links.

    Richmond’s Alisha Lau is the top Canadian after her second-round (+2) 74 has her at (+6) 150 for the tournament. Her Team 2 teammate Kathrine Chan also improved on her opening round 79 with a (+3) 75 which included two birdies in her final three holes.

  • WAGR Points And College Coaches Aplenty At World Junior Girls

    Richmond’s Alisha Lau Turns 16 In October And Is On The Radar Of Many College Coaches Looking To Add To Their Teams In Upcoming Years - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They’re not hard to miss: coaches sporting hats and golf shirts with their school logos on them scouting 44 of the best u-19 female golfers in the world.

    The World Junior Girls Championship at The Marshes in suburban Ottawa is a great place for coaches to see top 100 amateur golfers such as South Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi (#51 in the most recent World Amateur Golf Rankings), Italy’s Carlotta Ricolfi (#56) and Australia’s Karis Davidson (#74) and Hannah Green (#49).

    But every golfer in the field is a potential recruit, simply because girls mature at different ages and someone currently ranked 610 right now might be a top 100 player within a couple of years.

    Number 610 is Canada’s top-ranked player, 17-year-old Grace St-Germain of Orleans, ON, who was offered multiple scholarship offers before she decided on Daytona College in Florida.

  • Coaches Happy To Get First Round Under Their Belts

    Team Canada 2 Coach Mike Martz, Far Left, And Team Canada 1 Coach Ann Carroll, Far Right, Are Happy Round 1 Of The World Junior Girls Is In The Books And Are Hopeful Their Teams Can Rebound With Three Rounds To Go At The Marshes In Ottawa - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    For Ann Carroll and Mike Martz, it was just one round of four. 

    While their squads, Carroll’s Team Canada 1 and Martz’s Team Canada 2, trail other countries after Round 1 of the World Junior Girls at The Marshes in Ottawa, they’re both optimistic that things will change with three rounds to go.

    “It was a good day because I saw a lot of fight back in my team,” said Martz. “Euna had a tough start and then she made some birdies to get it back and I’m pretty happy for her.”

  • Tough Opening Round For Team Canada At World Junior Girls In Ottawa

    Tiffany Kong Of Vancouver Had The Low Score For Team Canada 1 With A (+3) Round Of 75 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The sun was shining, but when the wind picked up, it blew up the scores of the six Canadian girls playing in the World Junior Girls Championship at The Marshes in suburban Ottawa.

    The best Canadian scores came from Vancouver’s Tiffany Kong and Coquitlam’s Euna Han, who each carded (+3) scores of 75. Kong is on Team Canada 1 and her teammates Hannah Lee of Surrey, at (+5) 77 and Grace St-Germain of Orleans, ON, at (+6) 78, were also undone by the winds, which blew entirely differently than during their practice rounds on Sunday and Monday.

  • UBC Wins Saint Martin's Invitational, SFU Second And UVic Fourth

    The UBC Team Celebrates Its Victory At The Saint Martin's Invitational - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    UBC Men's Golf

    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds men's golf team began the 2015-16 season on a winning note, claiming first place at the Saint Martin's University Men's Invitational, which ended Saturday in Olympia, Wash.

    The Thunderbirds recorded a three-round score of 4-over par 856 (287-276-293), six shots ahead of Simon Fraser and 10 ahead of Dixie State (Utah) while the University of Victoria Vikes finished in 4th spot.

  • Taylor And O’Donnell Win PNGA Sr. Team Title, BC’s Gallacher And Lindbjerg 4th In Defence

    Pat O'donnell (L) And Denny Taylor, Winners Of The 33Rd Pacific Northwest Men's Senior Team Championship - PNGA

    Courtesy Pacific Northwest Golf Golf Association

    Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore. and Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. teamed to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship, while two teams consisting of British Columbia golfers came in the top five.

    The championship was held at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • B.C.’s Gallacher And Lindbjerg Set To Defend PNGA Senior Team Championship Title

    John Gallacher And Gudmund Lindbjerg Will Defend Their PNGA Senior Team Championship Title At Sunriver Resort In Oregon This Week - Image Courtesy  PNGA

    via PNGA press release

    Sunriver, Ore. – The 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s and Women’s Senior Team Championships are returning to Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon for the fourth consecutive year.

    The Women’s Championship is set to begin today with the competition concluding on September 16, while the Men’s Championship will be held at the resort on September 16-18.

  • AJ Ewart Wins Sunriver Junior Open In Oregon, Competes In Duke Of York Cup In Kent, England

    Coquitlam's AJ Ewart Is Shown Above With The Trophy After Winning Last Month's British Columbia Golf Boy's Juvenile Championship At Spallumcheen - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Reigning British Columbia Juvenile Boy’s Golf champion AJ Ewart is continuing to make waves in the world of golf.

    Less than a month after winning at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Ewart won the AJGA Sunriver Junior Open in Oregon and competed in the Duke of York Cup in Kent, England.

  • Golfers Ready To Light Up Rio

    From (L-R) Paula Reto, Caroline Masson, Maraijo Uribe, Julietta Granada, Shanshan Feng And Canada's Alena Sharp On The Ferry From Evian To Lausanne, Switzerland - image courtesy igf golf

    courtesy International Golf Federation and Ladies European Tour

    From the shores of Lake Geneva to the fairways of Rio de Janeiro, the world’s top women golfers had a taste of what to expect in 2016 when they paid a visit to the Olympic Museum and IOC Headquarters ahead of the Evian Championship.

    Seven golfers from five continents, all with aspirations of going to the 2016 Rio Olympics, played a nearest to the pin contest before taking a guided tour of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and posing in front of the Olympic Flame.

    Shanshan Feng (China), Julieta Granada (Paraguay), Fabienne In-Albon (Switzerland), Caroline Masson (Germany), Paula Reto (South Africa), Alena Sharp (Canada) and Maria Uribe (Colombia) were all inspired to realize their own Olympic dreams as they learned about past records and heroes.

  • Memorial Services For Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Announced

    Jamie Fay's Family Are Encouraging Those Who Attend His 'Celebration Of Life' This Week To Wear The Bright Colors That Jamie Himself (2nd From Left Above) Favoured - Image Courtesy GCSAA

    Following the recent tragic loss of Chambers Bay Assistant General Manager Jamie Fay, details of a Memorial service have been announced. 

  • Jack Hall Captures Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Savannah, Georgia's Jack Hall Accepts The Trophy As The 2015 Canadian Senior Men's Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta – Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under par through three rounds to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions on Friday to shoot 1-over par 73 to claim a narrow one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.

    “There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my resume is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title.

  • BC’s Wilson Comes From Behind To Win Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    Brent Wilson Of Cobble Hill On Vancouver Island, BC Was The Come-From-Behind Winner In The PNGA Men's Mid-Am At Bear Mountain, Making It Basically A Home-Town Victory - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Victoria, B.C. – Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under-par 70 to come from behind and win the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    The 54-hole stroke-play championship was held on the Valley Course at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • BC's Olson Tied For Lead Heading Into Final Round At PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    Erik Hanson (Above) Of Kirkland, Washington Heads Into The Final Round Of The PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Tied With BC's Rob Olson - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash., and Rob Olson of Victoria, B.C. will head into the final round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in a tie for the lead at two-under-par 140 after round two.

    The Championship, taking place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Valley Course is a 54-hole competition and is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • BC's McAleer, Doell Tied For Lead After Round One Of PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    The 2015 PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Is Being Held At Bear Mountain's Valley Course In Victoria, BC - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy PNGA Championship recaps by Torrin Westwood

    The opening round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship was held yesterday, September 1st, at Victoria, B.C.’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort on their Valley Course. The 54-hole championship is being conducted by Pacific Northwest Golf Association and concludes on Thursday, September 3rd.

    Sean Fallows of Edmonds, Wash., Michael McAleer of Vancouver, B.C., and Craig Doell of Victoria, B.C. share the lead after the first round at three-under-par after each posted scores of 68 on the par-71 Valley Course.

  • Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Suffers Tragic Death In Windstorm

    The following message was sent out by Tom Cade, the president of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) to address the tragic loss of Jamie Fay, the Assistant General Manager at Chambers Bay, host of this year's U.S. Open championship. 

    Jamie Fay succumbed to injuries sustained when a tree fell onto his vehicle during the windstorm this past weekend. The PNGA along with many other golf associations including British Columbia Golf want to express their most sincere condolences to Jamie Fay's wife and family following this terrible accident.

  • 31st PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship To Be Held At Bear Mountain Golf Resort In Victoria

    The Beautiful Bear Mountain Golf Resort Plays Host To The 2015 Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    August 31, 2015 

    Victoria, B.C. – The 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will take place Sept. 1-3 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, B.C. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and will be played on the resort’s Valley Course.

  • Thompson Sets Record, BC's Svensson Just 2 Shots Back In Winco Portland Open

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Is Just Two Back In The Web.com Tour's Winco Foods Portland Open After An Opening Round 64

    For Immediate Release

    North Plains, Ore. – Rookie Curtis Thompson fired a course-record, 9-under 62 Thursday and grabbed the first-round lead at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final event on the Web.com Tour’s regular season schedule.

    Thompson, older brother to LPGA star Lexi, chalked up nine birdies in a flawless trip around the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge in suburban Portland to take a two-shot lead over Canada’s Adam Svensson, who's bogey-free round included 7 birdies.

  • B.C.’s Cameron MacKenzie Earns Medalist Honors At U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying At Gamble Sands

    Vancouver's Cameron MacKenzie (L) Took Medalist Honours At Gamble Sands In Washington State To Qualify For The 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy USGA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    (August 26, 2015 Brewster, Wash.) – Cameron MacKenzie of Vancouver, B.C. shot a 2-under-par 70 during today’s 18-hole qualifier to earn medalist honors in qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be held October 3-8, 2015 at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Fla.