James Hahn captured his second PGA TOUR win at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a remarkable second win on the TOUR for Hahn who had actually missed the cut in his last eight PGA TOUR appearances. He beat Roberto Castro in a playoff at the Quail Hollow Golf Club for the victory.
It was not a strong week for Canadians as just two, Graham DeLaet of Saskatchewan and Adam Hadwin of British Columbia, made the cut in North Carolina. Hadwin finished in a share of 61st while DeLaet tied for 77th.
All was not lost, however, as both players are making extra donations based on birdies made to the Red Cross to help the people of Fort McMurray in their recovery from the massive wildfire that has devastated that community. Nick Taylor, who missed the cut, also donated money this week based on birdies made.
— Nick Taylor (@ntaylorgolf59) May 6, 2016
11 birdies this week makes a $5500 donation to @redcrosscanada. Thank you to everyone who teamed up with me.
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) May 8, 2016
Racked up 4 birdies today. Brings me to a week total of 10, which means 5,000$ to help everyone hurt by the fires. #ymmproud
— adam hadwin (@ahadwingolf) May 8, 2016
Arita Juntanugarn shot -14 to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama.
Three Canadians made the 36-hole cut that allowed them to play the weekend.
Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ontario was the low finisher among them. Her rounds of 73-67-71-72 (283) earned her a share of 22nd place. Just one stroke back was Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario who posted 283 that included scores of 72-73-68-71. Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, British Columbia earned a share of 45th place with scores of 72-73-70-72.
On a very tough golf course in Greenwood, South Carolina, Madelene Sagstrom captured her second win of the Symetra Tour season at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic. She becomes only the third Symetra Tour player to earn over $90,000 in a single season. She is also just one win away from a “Battlefield Promotion” to the LPGA Tour.
Thirteen Canadians started play on the tour this week with five moving on after the 36-hole cut.
Coming off two missed cuts Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ontario (73-77-68-73) had her best finish of the season, by far, with a tie for 7th place. Her previous best finish on the tour in 2016 was a tie for 33rd last month at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic.
Augusta James of Bath, Ontario (73-69-75-76) fortified her top ten position in the Volvik Race For The Card by tying for 11th place.
British Columbia golfers Sue Kim and Jessica Wallace finished tied for 20th and 25th, respectively.
The final Canadian to make the cut was Brittany Marchard on Mono, Ontario. Unfortunately she followed a tournament record 66 in the third round with an 82 to tie for 32nd place.
The Legends Tour
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Lorie Kane won for the second time this year on The Legends Tour. The Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native shot 71-72 to win the Self Regional Health Classic and $10,500. B.C’s Gail Graham tied for 18th.
PGA TOUR Champions
Both Canadians competing at this week’s Insperity Invitational on the PGA TOUR Champions finished inside the top 20.
Stephen Ames earned a share of 12th while Rod Spittle finished one stroke behind him in a tie for 16th place.
Jesper Parnevik was the winner.