The world’s first digital-only golf news publication announced their inaugural Global All-Amateur Teams that recognize on-course amateur excellence around the world.
Amongst the 178 players worldwide selected for the awards, 11 Canadians were recognized at the amateur, mid-amateur and senior amateur levels.
Team Canada’s Brooke Henderson, 16, of Smiths Falls, Ont., earned First Team Women’s Amateur honours alongside 2013 Canadian Women’s Open Champion and former World Amateur No. 1, Lydia Ko of New Zealand. In 2013, Henderson’s excelled on the amateur and professional stage, winning the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and also making the cut at the LPGA’s U.S. Women’s Open and Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
On the Men’s Mid-Amateur side, Team Canada’s Garrett Rank and Victoria’s Kevin Carrigan were named to the Men’s Mid-Amateur First Team. Rank, 26, of Elmira, Ont., earned medalist honours at the U.S. Amateur Public Links in the stroke-play competition and finished runner-up to Victoria, B.C.’s Carrigan (27) at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C., and Stefi Markovich of Welland, Ont., each received Women’s Mid-Amateur First Team honours. Proteau captured the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur title and advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, while Markovich, the 2013 Ontario Mid-Amateur Champion, was a semi-finalist at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
On the senior side, Calgary’s David Schultz was named to the Senior Men’s First Team after his victory at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship where he held off the USA’s Chip Lutz. On the women’s side, 2013 Canadian Women’s Senior Champion, Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont., grabbed a spot on the First-Team, after making it to the Round of 16 at the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur.
Team Canada’s Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., notched the lone position in the Men’s Amateur awards. The Kent State University senior earned Second Team accolades after his runner-up finishes at the U.S. Amateur and Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships. Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., received an honorable mention after his victory at the Porter Cup.
Also earning Second Team honours were Jennifer Lochhead of Ancaster, Ont., and Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., in the women’s mid-amateur division.
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