Vancouver's Ryan Williams saved his best for last and after six seasons on the PGA TOUR Canada circuit finally claimed his first tournament victory, a one shot triumph in the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial in London, Ontario.
For the second week in a row Canada finished second by two shots in the 2014 World Amateur Team Champion final, this time coming up short against the United States men's team at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Japan.
Earlier this week, just as Brooke Henderson was celebrating her 17th birthday, the young golfing sensation from Smiths Falls, Ont. was named No. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), marking the first time in program history that a Canadian female has held the top spot.
The TOUR Championship of Canada, presented this week by Freedom 55 Financial, brings to a close the 12-week Canadian schedule and concludes the all important race to finish in 'The Five" to earn status on the Web.com Tour for 2015.
Now the fun REALLY begins as he prepares for the start of the 2014-2015 season as a full-time member of the PGA TOUR.
Coming from seven stokes back, Australia won the 2014 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) and the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third time bypassing Canada, the leader through the first three rounds, by two shots at Karuizawa 72 Golf East's Iriyama Course in Japan Saturday.
The golf course being built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is not going to be as good as it could be and the layout will likely have to be re-modified after the games in order to meet a court ruling and environmental concerns.
The feat Doug Roxburgh accomplished Friday at Capilano Golf and Country Club by winning his first Canadian Senior Men's Amateur Championship is more than remarkable . . . it's phenomenal.
It marked the first time in Canadian golfing history that one player, male or female, has succeeded in winning national titles as a junior, an Amateur and a Senior.
It may never be accomplished again.
(Photo: Mark van Manen, Vancouver Sun)
With four consecutive rounds under par, playing his most favorite course in the world in front of home-town friends and family, Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver birdied his final hole at Capilano Golf and Country Club to capture his first Canadian Senior Amateur Championship and his sixth national title, thus becoming the first player in Canadian history to win all three men's national amateur divisions in a career.
Doug Roxburgh is no longer the only player to break par at Capilano Golf and Country Club but he's still the only golfer after three rounds hanging onto a four shot lead at the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship.
For the second consecutive day only one golfer has managed to break par in the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club and that player is four-time Canadian Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver. With his second straight round of 69 he now has a four-stroke lead through 36 holes.
An eagle on his first hole of the day -- the par-5 10th hole -- was all Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh needed in order to claim a two-shot lead in the first round of the Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
Being Invited to the media centre and interviewed at the RBC Canadian Open is getting to be a habit for Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford. 2014 is his fourth consecutive season and certainly won't be his final visit although this year marks his first opportunity to play at the Royal Montreal Golf Course.
Of the 19 Canadians playing in this year's RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship five are from British Columbia including Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin who gave Canadian fans such a thrill when he challenged for the lead and wound up finishing T4 at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in 2011.
Mission, British Columbia's Kevin Stinson, Ontario's Ben Silverman of Concord and Robbie Greenwall of Georegtown will join Ashland Oregon's Jason Allard as the final qualifiers set to tee off Thursday in the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Championship at Royal Montreal Golf Club.
This brings to 19 the number of Canadians playing in this year's 156-man field.
"The field is set and we're ready to kick off the 105th playing of Canada's National Open Championship," says Tournament Director Bill Paul.
British Columbia's AAA High School golf champion, 17-year-old Jordon Lu from Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary, is now also the BC Men's Amateur Champion after claiming the prestigious Bostock Trophy in a five-hole playoff at Seymour Golf & Country Club Friday.
Defending champion Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the world's No. 2 ranked female amateur golfer, will join 155 of the top Canadian and international female amateur players July 21-25 competing in the 101st playing of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ontario.
According to the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), for years an unabashed promoter for Asian golf, the development of the game in China may be on the skids.
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