There was plenty of Canadian activity over the weekend on various professional tours…
Struggles In Malaysia
Malaysian weather was not too friendly to the LPGA and it may have been a factor for the Canadian contingent.
While Shanshan Feng took the Sime Darby Malaysia LPGA title with a score of -17, the trio of Canadians in the field did not contend. All finished over par for the week.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc was the top Canadian. The Sherbrooke native came in at +1 (69-76-71-69) to share 43rd and earn (USD) $8020.00.
Alena Sharp came in tied for 55th at 289 (+5) for a payday of $5266.00.
World #5 ranked player Brooke Henderson added $4,176 to her year-long earnings with a share of 63rd. She shot 293 (+9) for the week, wth rounds of 70, 79, 74, and 70.
Top 30 For All In Mississippi
The picture was much rosier for the Canadians playing the parallel event on the PGA TOUR this week – the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.
At one point during the final round Graham DeLaet was leading but a back nine of 39 strokes left him languishing in a share of 8th at the end. He turned in rounds of 66,69,68, and 70 for the week.
Finishing not far apart and within the top 30 were three of his fellow Canadians – Nick Taylor (t-23), Mackenzie Hughes (t-26) and Brad Fritsch (t-29).
Conners In Colombia
It was a rather uneventful week for Listowel, Ontario’s Corey Conners on the LatinoAmerica Tour. The only Canadian to make the cut at the Colombia Classic ended the week in a share of 45th place.
With three events left to play he maintains his place in Los Cinco, the top five places on the season-long money list that provides membership status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.
Kane Keeps It Going On Legends Tour
Prince Edward Island’s Lorie Kane is keeping her game sharp on the Legends Tour. The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member recorded a tie for 14th place at the Walgreens Classic in Delray Beach, Florida over the weekend.
Kane earned $4303 for the event. She has two wins on that tour this season.
Middle of The Pack On The PGA Champions Tour
It was an average week for Rod Spittle and Stephen Ames on the PGA TOUR Champions. While Ames started strongly with a 68, subsequent rounds of 72 an 81 left him well back at the Powershares QQQ Championship in Southern California. He ended play in a tie for 51st, dropping 29 spots on the last day alone.
Finishing ahead of him was Rod Spittle who used a final round 69 to boost up 26 spots in the final round. He ended the tournament in a share of 38th place.