News & Notes – Symetra, LPGA, Web.com, PGA of Canada & More

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

Symetra Tour

Six Canadians finished in the top 20 this past week on the Symetra Tour.  Nicole Zhang of Calgary was the top Canadian with a share of 6th place at the Sioux Falls GreatLife Challenge in South Dakota.  Samantha Richdale of British Columbia and Augusta James of Bath, Ontario tied for 14th place.

James holds the 8th place on the tour’s money list with the top 10 players at the end of the year earning status on the 2016 LPGA Tour.  James is the most accurate player on the tour off the tee, hitting a remarkable 89.3% of fairways.  Fellow Canadian Maude-Aimee Leblanc (12th on order of merit) is the longest player on the tour, averaging 277.304 yards a drive.

LPGA TOUR

This week marks the final major of the year on the LPGA Tour – the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bain, France.

Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp are the only two Canadians in the elite field of 120 players.  Henderson (118) and Sharp (59) are looking to cement a place in the top 62 on the money list who will earn a start at the Sime Darby LPGA Malysia event in a month (after the Solheim Cup break).

Web.com TOUR

The Web.com Tour playoffs get underway this week. Canadians Brad Fritsch Roger Slaon are in the field for the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

PGA of Canada

109 players will battle for a National Championship this week in Cumberland, Ontario.

 The PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf Canada will be contested over 54-holes at Camelot Golf and Country Club from Sept. 9-11.

“The PGA of Canada is extremely delighted to visit our nation’s capital of Ottawa and the outstanding Camelot Golf and Country Club,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “This year’s field is very strong and we’re definitely going to be treated to some amazing golf.”

“We are truly excited to showcase our exceptional golf course and facility,” said Camelot Golf and Country Club’s head professional Bill Keating. “The PGA of Canada conducts world class championships and we’re pleased to have a chance to showcase Camelot to not only those in the talented field, but to the entire association as well.”

For first and second round tee times, CLICK HERE.

Ontario Blind Golf Championship

Chuck Lambert of Renfrew Ontario recently won the Ontario Bind Golf Championships.  Lambert, a member at Dragonfly Golf Links, shot 86 at Chippewa Creek Golf Club in Mount Hope Ontario to take low gross in the Visually Impaired Intermediate Division.