Over the past couple of days, GNN has been asking well-known names such as Sandra Post, Adam Hadwin, Jim Nelford and Dick Zokol for their observations on the Ryder Cup, which gets underway Friday morning at Medinah.
For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts on the role that Sergio Garcia might have with the Europeans this year. It’s a video that I did for Sun Media, which you can watch here.
For a look at the pairings for Friday foursomes, click here.
Gillespie Looking Good In Europe
Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., sat third at the first stage, section C, of European Tour qualifying school at Golf d’Hardelot in Northern France after Thursday’s third round.
Gillespie, who opened with a 72, shot his second consecutive three-under-par 68 and sat three shots behind leader James Ruebotham of England and one behind American Kelly Kraft.
Gillespie is in good shape since approximately 25 per cent of players from four sections will move on to second stage. An exact number from his venue had yet to be determined/
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Canada Third At World Am
The Canadian contingent of Jennifer Kirby, Augusta James and Brooke Henderson was tied for third after an opening round one-under 143 at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey.
Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., led the way with the 14-year-old shooting a one-under 71 at Gloria Golf Club and was two back of the leaders.
“My ball striking was really consistent today,” said Henderson. “I’m getting ready to capitalize on my birdie opportunities the rest of the week.”
Kirby, from Paris, Ont., shot a 72 and is tied for 16th, while James, from Bath, Ont., overcame a quadruple bogey early in the round to shoot a 74.