SUN CITY, Ariz. – Long-standing Team Canada member Brittany Marchand won her first professional event on Wednesday at the sixth Cactus Tour event on the grounds of Sun City Country Club.
Marchand, 22, posted six birdies en route to turning in the day’s low score of 68, good for an 8-under finish and a one-stroke victory over California native Emily Tubert. The victory marks her first professional event win during her five years with Team Canada.
A week prior to the event, the fifth-year chemical engineering major at N.C. State set aside a chunk of her schedule for a training session—which payed off in full.
Women’s Head Coach, Tristan Mullally, shared his excitement with Marchand’s well-deserving win.
“I am very proud of Brittany, she continues to do her own thing while pursuing a dream to become a successful professional. Last week we worked hard technically and I knew she had the potential to go play well—this is a great win for her.”
Marchand was one of 11 amateurs in the field of 60—making for an even more impressive victory.
Other Canadians in the field
- Jessica MacPhee (Langley, B.C.) – T20, +6
- Melissa Mabanta (Langley, B.C.) – T23, +7
- Megan Chapman (Thornbury, Ont.) – T25, +8
- Dani Shap (Mission, B.C.) – 55th, +29
- Kimberley Risulmi (a) (Lloydminster, Sask.) – T56, +32
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Amateur @Britt_Marchand -8 (208) comes from behind to defeat @etubert -7 (209) two others at -4 (212) #amsruleEH pic.twitter.com/oeobV5LtEw
— THE CACTUS TOUR (@THECACTUSTOUR) March 12, 2015