Checking in with Team Canada
Henderson picks up her first win of 2013
Australian swing almost over for Garrett Rank
Published on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 05:12PM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 04:05PM EST
South American Amateur
Make that another win for Smiths Falls Ont., native Brooke Henderson, who cruised to her first victory of the 2013 season in Bogota, Colombia.
The 15-year-old posted rounds of 73-75-76-74 (+11) to finish six strokes ahead Canadian teammate, Jisoo Keel, who tied for second alongside Darquea Daniela of Ecuador at 17-over-par.
The win marks the first ever by a Canadian at the event and comes on the tail of Canada picking up a team victory at the 2013 Copas de las America’s.
Despite not being on Twitter, Henderson received much support from the Canadian golf community, who have recently dubbed her #twitterlessbrooke.
Joining Keel and Brooke in South America were Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Mark Valliere of Courtenay, B.C., Matt Scobie of Ajax, Ont. and Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hillaire, Que. Kwon posted the best finish for the men’s squad, finishing in a tie for 18th.
First year development team member, Bernard, also had quite a tournament highlight. He aced the 13th hole, a 365-yard par 4, during the tournament.
Men’s National Team Coach, Derek Ingram and Women’s Assistant Coach, Ann Carroll made the trip to Columbia with the team this week and shared some of these pictures from the tournament.
Australian swing almost over for Rank
Having left for Australia almost a month ago, National Team member Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., faces off against another solid field in the New South Wales Medal and Amateur Championship later this week in Sydney, Australia.
The NSW Medal portion of the tournament will be conducted from January 30-February 1, at The Coast and Bonnie Doons Golf Clubs. The event is four rounds of 18-holes of stroke play, contested over three days, with 36 holes on the third and final day. The top 60 players and ties after the first 36 holes move onto the final day.
The leading 32 players from the NSW Medal tournament will then move onto to play for the NSW Amateur crown, where they will compete in match play format for the final three days to determine the eventual winner.
Rank tees off at 10:45am on the Bonnie Doon Course.
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