Canadian Brittany Marchand Wins On Cactus Tour

Brittany Marchand (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, FlagstickGolfPhotography.com)
Brittany Marchand (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, FlagstickGolfPhotography.com)
Brittany Marchand (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, FlagstickGolfPhotography.com)

Even more evidence that Golf Canada’s National Team program is paying off.  Team member and current Senior at North Carolina State University, Brittany Marchand, won a profesisonal mini-tour event in Arizona on Wednesday.

The Mono, Ontario native may not be able to keep the cheque from The Cactus Tour event but the victory allows her to see what her potential might be should she decide to turn professional.

The winner of the 2012 Ontario Ladies’ Amateur at Loyalist Country Club in Bath, Ontario tallied rounds of 71, 69, and 68 over three days at the Sun City Country Club to post a overall score of 8 under par.

That gave her a one shot win over American Emily Tubert of California.  They were the only two pros to score better than four under par for the 54 holes.

Kazakhstan native Jamila Jaxaliyeva, who spent much of her time preparing for her pro career by playing golf in Canada, finished in 10th place.

Other Canadians in field:

Jessica McPhee (B.C.) T-20

Melissa Mabanta (B.C.) T-23

Megan Chapman (ON) T-23

Dani Shap (B.C.) T-55

Kimberly Risulmi (Saskatchewan) (a) T-56