A couple of guys with RBC Canadian Open exemptions warmed up with a spirited battle at the Investors Group Ontario Amateur last week at Summit Golf and Country Club in Richmond Hill, where 2010 Canadian Amateur winner Albin Choi beat last year’s national champ Mackenzie Hughes in a one-hole playoff.
Brooke Henderson, who earned an exemption into the CN Canadian Women’s Open at the age of 14, warmed up for that August event by winning her second consecutive Ontario Junior Girls title at Shelburne Golf and Country Club.
Henderson won a CN Canadian Women’s Tour event earlier this season to earn her exemption.
Meanwhile, North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong made his professional debut last week at the Canadian Tour’s Players Cup in Winnipeg, where he tied for 27th at two-under.
Wong’s next stop is the Canadian Open, which gave him an exemption.
Brian McCann, who will also play in the Canadian Open, defends his Ontario PGA title this week at Barrie Country Club. McCann earned his Open exemption by finishing on top of the PGA of Canada national rankings.
In other tournament news, Tyler LeBouthillier of Silver Springs won the Club Car-Titleist FootJoy PGA of Alberta Championship by one stroke over Golf Canada Centre’s Todd Halpen last week.
For results from that and other PGA of Alberta tournaments, click here.