Checking in with Team Canada

Henderson wins gold at The Spirit International

Brooke Henderson grabs gold medal at Spirit International

Playing for Team Canada alongside Development Squad members Jaclyn Lee, Tony Gil and Étienne Papineau, Henderson held on to defeat France’s Mathilda Cappeliez by a stroke in the individual competition of The Spirit Invitational.

Currently ranked No. 9 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Henderson, 16, finished the tournament at 13-under.

On the men’s side, Tony Gil, 15, grabbed a bronze medal in his debut performance as a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad.

As a team, Canada finished in solo eighth at 15-under 418 for the championship, 18 strokes behind Team USA, who took home team honours after firing 33-under over 54 holes.


Svensson’s fall season concludes at Barry University

Last week marked the end of the fall schedule for Adam Svensson, a sophomore at Barry University. Svensson currently sits as the No. 6 ranked player in Division II by Golfstat after finishing T14 at the McDonough Cup last week.

The 19-year-old had an outstanding fall season at Barry, notching back-to-back victories at the Brickyard Intercollegiate and the Guy Harvey Invitational to begin the season.

Heading into the winter break, the Surrey, B.C., native currently sits as the third highest ranked Canadian amateur in the world at No. 68 and continues to impress in the collegiate ranks for the Buccaneers.


Tanguay lifts Sooners to season-ending victory

AC Tanguay’s fifth place finish helped lift the Oklahoma Sooners to their first team victory of the season recently at the Alamo Invitational.

Tanguay, a senior at Oklahoma, carded rounds of 69-71-72 to finish at 4-under for the tournament. The fifth place finish was Tanguay’s best of the year, after posting three top-30 finishes to kick off her final year at Oklahoma.


Hemmerich repeats as OUA Champion

Chris Hemmerich captured his second straight OUA Championship title after firing rounds of 69-69 (-4) at Grey Silo Golf Club.

The National Squad member was the only player to break par in the championship and earned himself OUA Athlete of the Week honours after successfully defending his title.


Valérie Tanguay sets record at CCAA Championship

For the second straight year Valérie Tanguay captured the individual title at the CCAA Championship for Champlain St. Lawrence.

Tanguay, a member of the Development Squad, carded rounds of 67-71-73 to finish at 5-under for the championship.

Her 211 total, left her 14 strokes clear of the nearest competitor and set a new CCAA Championship scoring record.


Alumni Watch – Albin Choi rolls through First Stage of QSchool

Recent Team Canada graduate Albin Choi of Toronto, soared through the PGA TOUR’s first stage for TOUR recently in North Carolina.

Choi, 22, fired rounds of 68-72-74-73 to finish in 13th place with a 1-under 287 total. Choi was on of 32 to players to advance through to Stage II from the North Carolina qualifying site.