Lowest opening round by a champion - 64
36-hole record at 14-under par 130
54-hole record at 16-under par 200
Most birdies for the tournament - 28
1st Wire-to-Wire Champion since 1976
Jordan Speith showed he was human with a double bogey on the 17th hole but his 2-under par 70 in the third round provided the 21-year-old Texan with yet another record on his way to maintaining the lead after 54 holes in the Masters tournament at Augusta National Saturday.
For 21-year-old Jordon Speith day two at the Masters was almost as magical as his opening day round of 8-under par 64; today he posted a boggey free 6-under par 66 but his lead has now increased to a record 130, five shots in front of Ben Hoffman.
Jordan Spieth, the hottest golfer it the world right now, carved out a commanding three shot lead to take control of the Masters tournament following an opening round of 8 under par 64 at Augusta National.
Richard (Dick) Munn, one of the most influential head professionals in the province of British Columbia, passed away Wednesday morning in his adopted home town of Kelowna, B.C. at age 72.
Selected in 1975 as the Canadian Professional Golf Association's Club Pro of the Year, Munn was chosen, at 19 years of age, the Head Professional at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria. He then moved to Vancouver's Point Grey Golf Club in 1965 where he stayed until 1979.
Only two Canadians have qualified to be at the Masters at Augusta, Georgia in April. One is Mike Weir of Ontario, who won his green jacket in 2003. The second is Ryan Blair, an 11-year-old from Oakbank, Manitoba, who was selected over 40,000 youngsters competing in tournaments throughout the United States last summer for the chance to play alongside the greats in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, which tees off just before the Masters tournament gets underway on April 9.
Victoria golfer Naomi Ko, after posting an outstanding campaign in 2014, has been declared the winner of the 2015 British Columbia Female Junior Athlete of the Year award.
Representing 13 different sports with individuals and team members from 20 communities within BC, Sport BC announced the athletes, coaches and officials who were the successful recipients being honoured for their excellence in and contribution to sport in front of 480 guests at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Thursday evening.
With rookie Viking Mike Griffin claiming the top individual spot, the University of Victoria Vikes men's golf team captured first place following their third and final round of the Corban Spring Invitational at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore. this week.
Griffin shot 71 in his final round to lead all Vikes with an overall score of 3-under par 210 while UVic finished first at 7-over par 859 score.
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds finished fourth at the third annual Sacramento State Men's Invitational at Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove, California this week with a team score of 886.
16 teams and 20 individuals took part in the 54 hole event at the par 72, 7,064 yard course.
Led by sophomore Kevin Vigna, the 2014 GNAC Champion, eighth-ranked Simon Fraser University men's golf team opened their 2015 schedule with a third-place finish at the Notre Dame de Namur Argonaut Invitational this week at the Poppy Ridge Course in Livermore, CA.
Bill Kelly, head golf professional of Glacier Greens Golf Course in Comox, British Columbia, has been selected by the PGA of British Columbia Board of Directors as the association's 38th president for 2015-2016.
A resident of Naniamo, Mr. Kelly served the last two years as Vice President of Administration and Finance. He succeeds Fairview Mountain Golf Club's Executive Professional Brian McDonald, who previously held the position since 2013. McDonald will remain on the PGA of BC Board as Past President.
Paul McLean of King, Ont. was inducted as Golf Canada's 112th President during the National Sport Federation's Annual General Meeting this weekend in Mississauga, Ont.. succeeding 2014 President Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes First Vice-President and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of Second Vice-President.
From Dubai in the United Arab Emerates comes word of a first-of-its-kind, two-day, team competition, that major champions Fred Couples and Darren Clarke will serve as captains for the inaugural International event on April 22-24 at Jumeirah Golf Estates' Earth Course.
Well, that's the question that faced Parastone Developments' Simone Howse in Fernie as he took over a failed golf course proposal in the Kootenays two years ago.
Today, he's peddling his way to success because "Canadians are playing less golf than they used to."
It seems they may have found the answer: switching from golf to focus on mountain bike trails. The change paid off, which has seen a rapid sell out of the first phase of its 20 home sites at Montane in Fernie.
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