Bethany Ma To Continue Family Tradition With Women’s Golf At SFU

Bethany Ma Will Continue A Family Tradition By Attending SFU And Competing For The Clan Women's Golf Program In 2016 - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

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BURNABY, BC – Simon Fraser University golf coach John Buchanan announced today that Bethany Ma of Surrey has signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to compete for the Clan women’s golf program.

Ma, captain of the Pacific Academy Senior Golf Team, carries a 5.8 handicap. She shot a team low score at the 2015 Fraser Valley High School Championship and led Pacific Academy to its first-ever British Columbia High School Championship.

Ma was selected to represent the Canadian Junior Golf Association Team Canada at the 2015 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championship in San Diego, California on December 7-10th.

She has also competed in numerous events on the MJT, CJA, and BCGA circuits for the past three years “You can definitely say that I was born to be in the Clan because I come from a family of SFU alumni,” said Ma. “From the day I began competing in golf three years ago I had my sights set on SFU for their academic excellence and I have admired coach John Buchanan’s vision for building a strong team.”

Ma’s uncle, Bong Ma, competed on the Clan track team from 1984-86 and her cousin, Tessa Ma, was on the wrestling team from 2008-12. Both her parents graduated from SFU. “I am honored to be part of the SFU women’s golf team's journey towards becoming a dominant program in NCAA,” she said.

Ma is an honour roll student with a 4.0 grade point average and she plans to major in Communications, and then attend law school. She also played competitive volleyball before turning her focus to golf.