News & Notes – Amateur, Pros

The latest golf news and notes
The latest golf news and notes

Quinte Invitational

Kingston’s Drew Mayhew was the winner on Sunday at the Quinte Invitational.  The Cataraqui G&CC member shot 71-69 (-4) to handily take the title at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville, Ontario.

NCAA

Bath, Ontario’s Austin James is continuing to prove his win at the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship and his quarter-final showing at the 2015 United States Men’s Amateur Championship was no fluke.

James, a junior at Charleston Southern University, finished the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Iowa in a share of 3rd place after rounds of 66, 72, and 70 (-8).

Web.com Tour

Manotick, Ontario’s Brad Fritsch finished with a 74 on the Ohio State University Scarlet Course on Sunday to end his week on the Web.com Tour in 39th place.  The finish in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship leaves him in 30th place in the Web.com Tour Finals headed into the Web.com Tour Championship. After completion of the Tour Championship the Top 25 players on the Finals money list will earn a spot on the PGA TOUR for 2016.

PGA TOUR

Jordan Spieth closed out a season for the ages on Sunday.  He secured his 5th win of the year on the PGA TOUR at the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup Title.

Although no Canadians made it to the top 30 and the Tour Championship they still shared in the spoils.

David Hearn earned $110,000 in FedEx Cup bonus money while Adam Hadwin, Graham DeLaet and Nick Taylor each picked up $70,000.

USGA

Mary Ann Hayward of Georgetown, Ontario was the stroke play medalist at the United States Senior Women’s Amateur.

Hayward posted rounds of 72 and 73 at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee.

She will be the #1 seed starting match play on Monday.

She will be joined by four other Canadians in 1st round of match play.  The other players are 2014 finalist Judith Kyrinis, 2015 Ontario Senior Champion Gail Pimm, and Helene Chartrand and Marie-Therese-Torti.

Adrienne MacLean, wife of former NHL player John MacLean, also made match play.  The MacLean’s have a summer place near Kingston, Ontario and play out of Cataraqui when they are there.

For scoring update see this link to the leaderboard

Symetra Tour

Samantha Richdale (British Columbia) was the top Canadian this week on the Symetra Tour.   She earned a share for 6th place.

Sara-Maude Juneau of Quebec, the overnight leader, faltered to a final round 82 to end up in share of 16th place.

Augusta James of Bath, Ontario, the highest ranked Canadian heading into the tournament at 7th on the Volvik Order of Merit, tied for 24th.