Canadian Open 2016

Date Posted:26 July 2016 

Vegas claims victory

 

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The PGA tour held the Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey GC in Oakville, Ontario. After a topsy turvy day on the leaderboard it was Jhonattan Vegas (12) from Venezuela who after closing with a fabulous closing 64 waited in the clubhouse and watched his second tour victory come to fruition. Dustin Johnson (-11) from the USA could only manage a closing 71 and was tied for second place along with Spaniard Jon Rahm and Martin Laird from Scotland. Germany's Alex Cejka (-10) was tied for fifth place along with American trio Brandt Snedeker, Ricky Barnes and Steve Wheatcroft. Aussies making the cut were Geoff Ogilvy (-9) who closed with a 63 to finish tied for eighth place, Jason Day (-7), John Senden (-6), Cameron Percy (-5), Rhein Gibson (-4), Stuart Appleby (-3), Robert Allenby (+1), Rod Pampling (+2) and Greg Chalmers (+3).

 
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The European and Champions tour held the Senior open at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland. After trailing for most of the day and closing with a bogey free 68, England's Paul Broadhurst came home strong and captured the title. In the end it was a two shot winning margin over second place getter American Scott McCarron. It was the second time an Englishman had hoisted the trophy in the tournaments 30 year history. Tied for third was third round leader Miguel Angel Jiménez from Spain along with Swede Magnus P Atlevi. Americans Brandt Jobe and Tom Byrum were tied for fifth place on seven under par. Aussies in the field were Peter Fowler (-4) who was tied for ninth place and Mike Harwood (+8).

 
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The Web.com tour played the Utah Championship at the GC at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Having taught himself to play the game, Nicholas Lindheim (-15) from the USA closed with a 69 to claim his first tour title. Hot on his heels were a trio of his countrymen including JJ Spaun (-13), Xander Schauffele (-12) and Austin Cook (-11). Sebastian Cappelen (-10) from Denmark was in fifth place on his own. The only Aussies making the cut were Scott Gardiner (-2) and Brett Drewitt (-1).

 
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The Challenge tour played the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil in Le Vaudreuil, France. July has been a great month for Sweden after Alexander Bjӧrk (-14) closed with a 69 to claim his maiden victory after taking inspiration from Henrik Stenson’s recent Open victory. Aussie Nick Cullen (-13) was overnight leader but he closed with a 72 to fall one short and tied for second place along with Aaron Rai from England. Sebastian Heisele (-12) from Germany was in solo fourth. Three players were tied for fifth place on eleven under par. Aussie Dimitrios Papadatos (+3) was also in the field.

 
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The Japanese tour held the Fukushima Open Golf Tournament at the Grandee Nasushirakawa GC in Fukushima. After closing with his fourth round in the 60's it was local favourite Ryuko Tokimatsu (-25) who took the title. He was followed closely by his compatriots Takashi Iwamoto (-22), Koumei Oda (-20) and Shunsuke Sonoda (-19). Matthew Griffin (-10) was the only Aussie in the field.

 
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The LET held the Ladies Scottish Open on the Dundonald Links in Troon Scotland. After trailing up until the last hole, Frenchwoman Isabelle Boineau (-11) birdied the 17th and closed with a 68 to claim her maiden victory on tour. Linda Wessberg (-10) from Sweden came in solo second. Closing with a final round 73 and tied for third place on nine under par was overnight leader Becky Morgan from Wales along with Beth Allen from the USA. Aussies in the field were Sarah Kemp (-3) who tied for twelfth and Whitney Hillier (+5).

 
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The LPGA held the UL International Crown at the Merit Club in Chicago, Illinois. The USA team of Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Cristie Kerr went 3-1-0 in singles play on Sunday to capture the title with a total of 13 points. Korea was a close second with 12 points. With eleven points England and Taipei were tied for third followed by Japan, China, Thailand and Australia. In this team event Australia was represented by Minjee Lee, Karrie Webb, Su Oh and Rebecca Artis.

 
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