Brooke Henderson and Tony Gil set to play in Orange Bowl

December 23, 2013

by: Golf Canada/Tyler Costigan

Brooke Henderson and Tony Gil to tee-it-up at the Junior Orange Bowl Championship

Brooke Henderson and Tony Gil will be representing Canada this week at the upcoming Junior Orange Bowl Championship from Dec. 26-30 at The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.

Henderson, a member of the National Amateur team, will be representing the girls side whereas Gil, 15, will be participating in one of his first events as a new member of the Development Squad for the boys.

The Orange Bowl is an international invitational for the top amateur golfers from around the world. Past champions include Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and former Team Canada athlete Maude-Aimee Leblanc.

For more information on the upcoming tournament, click here

Get to know Augusta James of the National Amateur Team

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Hometown: Bath, Ont.
Age: 20

Q: What are some of your nicknames?
A: “Gus”, “AJ”

Q: What is your best golfing moment? (i.e. Tournament finishes, first eagle, hole in one etc..)
A: My two hole-in-ones and playing at the World Amateur in Turkey

Q: What is your worst golfing moment, and the lesson you learned from it?
A: Bogeying the last six holes of Regionals to miss Nationals by one. I learned how to breath better and pull myself aside to realize what’s happening so I can control/stop it

Q: Who is in your dream foursome?
A: Stacey Lewis, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I am born on the opening Monday of the Masters tournament!

Q: Do you have a favourite athlete?
A: Tiger Woods

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
A: The support from everyone and the beautiful views of downtown as well as the lake

Q: Favourite type of shot to hit?
A: 2-yard draws and low hooks under trees

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
A: A warmup schedule

Three alumni capture Web.com Tour cards

Three graduates of the Team Canada program finished inside the top 45 at last week’s Web.com Q School at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

Albin Choi of Toronto (2009-2012), Nick Taylor of Abbottsford, B.C. (2010, 2009, 2008, 2006), and Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont. (2010), all earned full playing status through to the second periodic re-order of the Web.com Tour’s 2014 season.

Read the full story and see how other Canadians fared here

Meet Carter Simon of the Development Squad

Hometown: Sutton, Ont.
Age: 17

Q: What is your best golfing moment? (i.e. Tournament finishes, first eagle, hole in one etc..)
A: Making eagle in a playoff to win the CN Future Links Ontario Championship

Q: What is your worst golfing moment, and the lesson you learned from it?
A: Making a 10 on the 8th hole of the final round of a tournament I was leading. Quickly learned how to hit it in the fairway after that.

Q: Who is in your dream foursome?
A: My grandfather, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer

Q: Do you have a favourite athlete?
A: Joe Sakic (former NHL player)

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
A: No traffic and very few people!

Q: Favourite type of shot to hit?
A: Has to be the high cut, I hate the high draw.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
A: My White Teddy Bear (pocket sized)!

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
A: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC

 

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