PGA TOUR – Puerto Rico Open: Hearn Leads Canadians
While Dustin Johnson was winning his third straight start at the World Golf Championship – Dell Match Play Championship, a larger number of PGA TOUR members were playing in the opposite field event, the Puerto Rico Open.
Four Canadians started the week but only two made the cut. They were David Hearn (Brantford, ON) and Brad Fritsch (Manotick, ON).
Hearn finished the week at -14 to earn a share of 17th place while Fritsch tied for 44th at -9.
Of note, the winner was D.A. Points who is coached by Canadian Tyler McGhie. McGhie grew up in Pembroke, Ontario and played collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University. One of his teammates while he was there? Dustin Johnson.
LPGA Kia Classic – Ha Earns 1st LPGA Cheque
Alena Sharp, Brooke Henderson, and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Canada all had to sit on the sideline this past weekend in Carlsbad after missing the 36-hole cut at the LPGA’s Kia Classic.
Carrying the torch for the northern squad was Jennifer Ha of Calgary. Ha turned in rounds of 74-67-76-69 for a 286 (-2) total. It was enough to earn her a share of 49th and the first LPGA cheque of her career.
Mirim Lee of South Korea won the tournament.
Web.com Tour – Chitimacha Louisiana Open: Two Canadians in Top Ten
Four Canadians made it to the weekend in Louisiana. Both Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C. (t-5) and Ryan Yip of Calgary (t-9) finished inside the top ten. Sloan finished at -14 while Yip was one back of him. American Casey Wittenberg took took the title with a score of -21.
The other Canadians who made the cut were Adam Svensson of British Columbia (t-20) and Corey Conners of Listowel, ON (t-45).
Symetra Tour IOA Championship – Tanguay Shares 2nd
Five Canadians advanced to the weekend in Beaumont, California with several contending or co-leading the entire week. Ultimately overnight co-leader Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec) finished as the top Canadian in a share of second place. She posted scores of 69, 68, and 70.
Ontario golfers Elizabeth Tong (Thornhill) and Brittany Marchand (Orangeville) finished in a share of 11th place.
The other Canadians to make the cut were Samantha Richdale of Kelowna (t-25) and Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ontario (t-46).