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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Conners, Henderson lead Canada into World Amateurs

Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships – features both a women’s (Sept 3rd-6th) and men’s (10th-13th) competition which will take place in Karuizawa, Japan from September 3 – 13, 2014.

Representing Canada on the women’s team is Brooke Henderson, 16, of Smiths Falls, Ont., Augusta James, 21, of Bath, Ont., and Brittany Marchand, 21, of Orangeville, Ont. The trio will vie for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Kurizawa Prince Hotel Resort’s Oshitate Course and Iriyama Course.

The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Corey Conners, 22, of Listowel, Ont., Taylor Pendrith, 23, of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Adam Svensson, 20, of Surrey, B.C. Also contested on both the Oshitate Course and Iriyama Course at Kurizawa Prince Hotel Resort, the men will vie for the Eisenhower Trophy.

The World Amateur Team Championships are a critical benchmark in our evaluation of Golf Canada’s efforts in high performance player development,” said Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer Jeff Thompson. “This particular championship allows our players to compete best on best with the top amateur golfing talents from across the globe. It was an extremely difficult selection for this event. The players selected have demonstrated an extremely high level of performance throughout the selection period over a number of world-class competitions and I am very confident that they will represent the country and themselves very well.”

DeLaet, Hearn set for the Fed Ex Cup playoffs

Starting on Thursday, the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings who qualified for the playoffs, begin play at the Barclay's to be held at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Then the top 100 players qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship, the top 75 qualify for the BMW Championship and the top 30 qualify for the playoff-final, The Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy leads the way with 2582 points followed by Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and so on.

Graham DeLaet is 28th with 1113, and David Hearn 82nd with 645.

The event returns to Ridgewood for the the first time since 2010 where Matt Kuchar beat Martin Laird in a playoff. In the last 6 years, RCC has invested almost $8 million into the restoration of its golf course. Among the improvements have been the construction of 26 new tees, a new irrigation system, a new Greens and Grounds complex, an expansion of the pond on hole #1 on the Center nine, and the rebuilding of all the bunkers back to their original A.W. Tillinghast design. The course includes three challenging and scenic nines known as Center, West, and East, referring to their location relative to the clubhouse.

Bryan Angus

Canadian Women's Senior Championship.. Live scoring

The Canadian Women's Senior Championship kicks off today at the Milby GC in Sherbrooke, Quebec where Mary Ann Hayward looks to claim her 4th Senior title.

For live scoring click http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga14/event/rcga1421/contest/6/leaderboard.htm

Arnie gets a pacemaker

Arnold Palmer has had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat.

According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to be released today.

Palmer turns 85 on Sept. 10

Elizabeth Tong brings Canadian total to 15 at CP Women's Open

LONDON, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Twenty-nine players took to Sunningdale Golf and Country Club during Monday’s final qualifying event in hopes of securing one of the four final spots into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Amateur Jillian Hollis of Rocky River, OH and Emma Jandel of Dayton, OH shot matching 2-under par 70s to top the Monday Qualifier leaderboard and earn spots in the field for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. The pair will be joined by amateur Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont., who finished third after a 1-under 71.

Emma de Groot of Sydney, Australia grabbed the final spot, winning a three-for-one sudden death playoff over Carmen Bandea of Atlanta, GA and Hannah Hellyer of Quinte West, Ont. The trio all finished regulation play tied for fourth at even-par 72.

With the addition of Tong to the field, a total of 15 Canadians will now compete for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship at London Hunt and Country Club.

Click here for complete results from the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Monday Qualifier at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday qualifier for CP Women's Open

The final four spots into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open field will be determined today as the Final Qualifier is set for Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London, Ont. A total of 32 competitors will challenge for one of four spots into the field for Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship.
The Final Qualifier features 18 holes of stroke play with the low four competitors receiving an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open field.  If necessary, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately following the conclusion of play.

Pairings click http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga14/event/rcga1420/index.htm

Weekend wrap...Langer, Park, legends grow.

It won't happen but man I'd like to see Paul McGinley choose Bernhard Langer for his Euro Ryder Cup team on September 2. After he came from 4 shots back to win last night for the 5th time this year, Mark O'Meara who came 2nd.. yet again said it all.." Bernhard is playing the best golf of his career over the last 2 years and Paul McGinley if you hear this, you can't go wrong picking Bernhard to go with you to Gleneagles.. I played good but this guy is just tougher than all the rest of us out here.."

McGinley is on record for saying he is leaning to selecting a player in form that is playing regularly on the European Tour..Bernhard who is as fit as he was when he was 30, unlike many of his colleagues who obviously have let their fitness go was the European Tour's captain at Oakland Hills in 2004 when his team routed Tiger and the USA 18 1/2 to 9 1/2 and as a player he has a 21-15-6 record in 10 appearances..

Inbee Park won the year's final major on the LPGA Tour over a very nervous Brittany Lincicome, this was her 5th major for the little south Korean and she is only 26,and is in London today for this week's CP Canadian Women's Open..

Here is the weekend wrap..

Wegman's LPGA Championship http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx

Inbee Park who was was coming off a playoff loss to Mirim Lee last week in Michigan beat Brittany Lincicome on the first playoff hole to win the Wegman's.  Park also earlier this year in Canada and now has has 11 LPGA Tour victories, 5 of them majors.. She’s projected to jump from third to second in the world, passing 17-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand. Ko, trying to become the youngest major winner in LPGA history, shot a 70 to finish third at 8 under.

Dicks Sporting Goods Open

Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open for his fifth Champions Tour victory of the year. He closed with a bogey-free 66 for a one-stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O’Meara. Langer did not make a bogey in the event and finished at 16-under 200 at En-Joie for his 23rd career victory on the 50-and-over tour. Langer, tied for fifth with Bob Charles on the tour victory list, earned $277,500 to increase his tour-leading total to $2,652,520. The German has three victories in his last five starts. Rod Spittle tied for 22nd at 7-under 209

PGA Tour
Wyndham Championship

12 players entered the final round within three strokes of third-round leader Nick Watney, who was at 14 under through three rounds and Camilo Villegas wasn’t one of them. He began five strokes back but shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event to get into the Fed Ex Cup playoffs with his fourth PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Honda Classic. Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson tied for second. Haas had a 64, and Jacobson shot 66 while Brad Fritsch finished tied for eighth at 13 under.

Made in Denmark

Scotland’s Marc Warren held off Bradley Dredge to win Made in Denmark by two shots, shooting a 3-under 68 in the last round to secure his third European Tour title, his first title since winning the 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship, after several recent near misses.

US Amateur Championship

Team Canada’s Corey Conners lost the 36-hole final match of the U.S. Amateur to South Korea’s Gunn Yang, 2 & 1 in a hard fought, even match in rainy John's Creek, Georgia.

WEB.com Tour
News Sentinal Open

Martin Piller won the News Sentinel Open at Fox Den in Knoxville to give himself a chance to earn a PGA Tour card through the regular-season money list. The 28-year-old Piller, married to LPGA Tour player Gerina Piller, shot an 8-under 63 for a two-stroke victory over former Texas A&M teammate Bronson Burgoon. Roger Sloan finished at 9-under 275, leaving him in a tie for 30th

Eagle Classic

Marissa Steen won the Eagle Classic on Sunday for her third Symetra Tour title of the year, earning $15,000 to jump from second to first on the money list with $75,348.
Steen, the 24-year-old former University of Memphis player from West Chester, Ohio, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory. She finished at 14-under 202 at Richmond Country Club. Overnight leader, Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont., carded a 76 Sunday to fall into a tie for 15th at 4-under 212.

EUROPEAN Challenge Tour
The Vacon Open
Mark Tullo from Chile won for the 3rd time on the Challenge Tour, this time by 3 shots in Finland with a final round -7 64

EUROPEAN Senior Tour
Scottish Senior Open

England's Mark Davis shot -1 71 in the wind at Fairmont St Andrew's to win the Scottish Senior by at -5 211, 5 shots better than 4 players who T2. This was not played on the old course at St Andrews, rather at a luxury resort located near St Andrews just up the east coast http://www.standrewsbay.com/ 

Bryan Angus
( files from AP CP Reuters, BBC, europeantour.com.