Two Canadian coaches are at this week’s NCAA men’s golf championship in Milton, Ga., including Brennan Webb of Georgia Tech and John Handrigan of the University of Florida. Both are from Bracebridge, Ont., and both played their junior golf at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club … Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., looked for awhile like he may get his first PGA Tour win at Colonial, where he held the lead at times, but after 64-67-69 scores the first three days, he shot a final round 74 to finish in a tie for 22nd. With three top 10s so far this year, including one at the Byron Nelson a week earlier, DeLaet does seem to be gaining momentum despite his final round at Colonial. He’s second in tour greens in regulation and total driving, sixth in driving distance, 13th in scoring average, fourth in performance on par fives, 56th on the money list, 48th in FedEx Cup points and 103rd in world rankings … Tony Evershed and Jeff Roy have joined Cherry Hill in Ridgeway, Ont., as a membership ambassadors.
A personal welcome to Kevin O’Donovan, who was recently named the new regional director for the Prairie Chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association of Canada. You can read more about his appointment here. I first met Kevin when I covered the CFL years ago and he handled communications for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers … The PGA of Ontario will hold its Golf Industry Expo at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston, Ont., with set up Nov. 12 and actual show dates Nov. 13-14 … Salimah Mussani, who won the 2007 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, has joined the Eaglequest Golf Centre in Coquitlam, B.C. Mussani is from Burlington, Ont., and won the Ontario and Canadian junior titles. She would move on to play and coach at Stanford and win on the Futures (now the Symetra) Tour, the main development circuit for the LPGA Tour … Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open takes place this Monday at 11 American sites with many Canadians still with a shot. Check recent stories in the Industry section of GNN to see who made it through.