Canadian weekly recap

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PGA Tour- Valero Texas Open:

Strong week for David Hearn despite struggling on the back nine on Sunday. Tied for 16th finish will move him up to 155th in FedEx Cup standings and greatly improve his quest to regain his full playing privileges next season.

David Hearn-T16 (70,68,73,70)

Corey Conners- T26 (70,74,70,70)

Ben Silverman- T45 (71,73,73,70)

Nick Taylor- Missed Cut

Mackenzie Hughes- Missed Cut

LPGA Tour- Hugel JTBC LA Open

Brooke Henderson struggled on the greens and was feeling a little under the weather leading to a missed the cut. This came on the heels of winning last week at the Lotte Championship.

Anne- Catherine Tanguay- 70th- (76,67,74,78)

Alena Sharp- Missed Cut (74,73)

Brooke Henderson- Missed Cut (70,79)

Maude- Aimee Leblanc-Missed Cut (75,75)

European Tour- Trophee Hassan II Golf Trophy

Austin Connelly entered the day two shots off the lead but struggled today and shot a 4 over- 75 to put him T13. This is Connelly’s best finish in 2018 on the European Tour and moves him up to 141st in the Race to Dubai Rankings.

Austin Connelly- T13 (69,71,71,75)

Web.Com Tour- North Mississippi Classic

Rain forced the event to get canceled on Sunday afternoon. This was unfortunate for Roger Sloan who was -4 through 11 holes and charging up the leaderboard but had to revert back to his Tied for 33rd placing after 54 holes.

Roger Sloan- T33 (72,66,75)

Seann Harlingten- T44 (70,72,73)

Stuart MacDonald- T55 (74,70,72)

Ryan Yip- Missed Cut (70,75)

Adam Svensson- Missed Cut (75,70)

Albin Choi- Missed Cut (80,76)

PGA TOUR- Latino América- Molino Cañuelas Championship

Drew Nesbitt started the day one off the lead but struggled with a triple bogey on the tenth hole and he could not regain momentum, leading to a final round 75. Weather shortened this event to just 54 holes.

Drew Nesbitt- T36 (69, 66,75)

Jared Du Toit- T47 (72,68,72)

Derek Gillespie- T47 (68,70,74)

Russell Budd- Missed Cut (69,73)

Ally Tidcombe- Missed Cut (74,69)

Sunshine Tour- Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open

The lone Canadian on the Sunshine Tour, Steven Lecuyer missed the cut. He will compete again next week at the Mopani Redpath Zambia Open.

Steven Lecuyer- Missed Cut (78,72)

China Tour- Colourful Yunnan Classic

Beon Yeong Lee held a share of the lead heading into the final round but shot a final round 76, to drop back into a tie for fifth place.

Beon Yeong Lee- T5 (69,67,73,76)

Justin Shin- T47 (70,79,78,72)

 

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Beong Yeong Lee pictured above

 

Asian Tour- Panasonic Open Golf Championship 

Richard T. Lee and Austin Connelly will both be competing next week in the tri-sanctioned, Volvo China Open. This event is sanctioned by the European Tour, China Tour, and Asian Tour, and is a highly anticipated event being played at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing, China!

Richard T. Lee- Missed Cut (72,74)

ANA Inspiration Canadian Preview

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You don’t have to wait until The Masters next weekend to watch major championship caliber golf. The first major of the professional golf season starts this week on the LPGA  Tour with the ANA Inspiration.

Canadians competing this week are Alena Sharp and Broke Henderson.  A Canadian has never won this event when it has been recognized as a major, though Sandra Post won this event in 1978 and 1979 before it was recognized as a major.

Last season Sharp and Henderson were also the only Canadians to compete in the event, Henderson finished T14, while Sharp failed to make the cut.

Henderson comes into this week with three top 10’s on the year, and a T22 last week.  Comparatively, Sharp’s best finish this year is a T18 in the first event of the season, since then she has only made two cuts in five starts.

This event is most well known for Poppies Pond, a pond in front of the 18th green which has become famous for the champion diving into it upon winning the event.

The ANA Inspiration takes place in Rancho Mirage California at Mission Hills Country Club. Henderson starts today at 8:06 pacific time. Sharp starts at 12:10 pacific time.

Canadian Weekly Recap

Web.com Tour: 

Tournament: Chitimacha Louisana Open

T6: Adam Svensson (63,77,66,66)

64: Albin Choi (69,70,72,73)

T65: Ryan Yip (69,71, 79, 66)

69: Roger Sloan (68, 73, 76, 71)

Cut: Stuart MacDonald  (68,75)

Cut: Seann Harlingten (72,75)

PGA Tour: 

Tournament: Dell Matchplay

Adam Hadwin failed to advance outside of the opening group stage of the event.

Tournament: Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship

T13: Corey Conners (64,71,67,76)

T50: David Hearn (69,73, 74, 69)

T73: Mike Weir (72,71,73, 76)

PGA Latinoamerica Tour:

Tournament: 59 Abierto Mexicano de Golf

T46: Derek Gillespie (69, 67, 74, 68)

Cut: Ally Tidcombe (70,70)

Cut: Jared Du Toit (69,72)

Cut: Russell Budd (71,70)

Cut: Blair Hamilton (69,74)

LPGA: 

Tournament: Kia Classic

T22: Brooke Henderson (69,70,73,68)

T39: Maude- Aimee Leblanc (70,70, 74, 69)

Cut: Anne- Catherine Tanguay (77,70)

Cut: Alena Sharp (71,76)

Champions Tour: 

Tournament: Rapiscan Systems Classic

T17: Stephen Ames (71,68, 74)

T23: Rod Spittle (71, 73, 70)

Sunshine Tour: 

Tournament: Qualifying School

T19: Steven Lecuyer (71,72,72,71, 73)

* Lecuyer gaines a category 9 Sunshine Tour Card

Symetra Tour Canadian Leaderboard

Tournament: Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

First Round Results:

T7: Samantha Richdale -2 (70)

T7: Brittany Marchand -2 (70)

T24: Elizabeth Tong E (72)

T49: Augusta James +2 (74)

T62: Jennifer Ha +3( 75)

T117: Lorie Kane +7 (79)

Weather Tomorrow: 29 and Sunny, 14kmh winds

Six Canadians set to compete in Symetra Tour Opener

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The Symetra Tour kicks off this Friday in Winter Haven, Florida. Six Canadians will be competing in the Florida Natural Charity Classic.

Canadians Competing: 

  • Jennifer Ha: Back on the Symetra Tour after having full status on the LPGA Tour last year. Played 11 Symetra Tour events in 2016 making five cuts.
  • Augusta James: Finished 44th on the Symetra Tour money list in 2017,  while making 11 cuts.
  • Lorie Kane: 2018 will be the veterans 25th-year pro.  She has four career LPGA Tour wins. Expect her to play Legends Tour events this year as well.
  • Brittany Marchand: Came 25th on the Symetra Tour Money List last season. Won the PHC Classic on the Symetra Tour last August.
  • Samantha Richdale: Made 10 cuts on the tour last season. Her best finish came at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge where she finished seventh.
  • Elizabeth Tong: One of her best finishes came at last years Florida Natural Charity Classic where she finished tied for 18th. Tong finished 80th on last seasons money list.

What is the Symetra Tour: 

The Symetra Tour is the developmental tour of the LPGA Tour, with the top ten on the money list each year earning their LPGA Tour cards.

Note:

Last season Canadian Anne-Catherine Tanguay finished eighth on the money list and advanced to the LPGA Tour.