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Brooke Henderson (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)
Brooke Henderson (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)

Brooke Henderson consolidates top ranking in Canada’s Weekly Top 10 Add to ...

Brooke Henderson moved up eight spots to No. 191 in the women’s professional world rankings, maintaining her hold on the top spot in Canada on both lists. The 16-year-old phenom from Smiths Falls, Ont. finished in a tie for 46th at the LPGA’s CP Canadian Women’s Open, capturing low amateur and low Canadian honours. It was the best finish by a Canadian amateur at the event since 2003 and her total score was the best for a Canadian since 2010. Henderson, who has made the cut in all four of the LPGA events she’s played in this year, picked up 52 world amateur ranking points as a result of her Canadian Open finish which pulled her to within 100 pts of No. 1 Minjee Lee, who was named the recipient of the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading women’s amateur player in 2014.

Taylor Kim of Surrey, B.C. moved into the top 10 in the Canadian rankings after picking up 35 spots in the amateur rankings.

On the men’s side, Austin James climbed 135 spots and four places to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings after finishing in a tie for 49th at the PGA Tour Canada’s Great Waterway Classic. The reigning Canadian Junior Boys Champion was making his first start in a pro event.

Adam Hadwin’s runner-up finish at the regular season ending Web.com Tour event helped him climb 61 spots in the world rankings and back into the top five in Canada. It was his best finish on the developmental tour since winning the Chile Classic earlier this year and his sixth top-10 result of the year. More importantly, he finished fourth on the money list which guarantees him a PGA Tour card for next season. He’ll now compete in the Web.com Tour Finals to try and improve upon his priority standing for 2015.

Cory Renfrew moved up 92 spots to No. 14 in Canada after finishing tied for fifth at the Great Waterway Classic. The Victoria, B.C. golfer has picked up 76 spots in the world rankings over the last four weeks thanks to a pair of top-5 finishes in his last three starts.

Michael Gligic’s fourth place finish at the same event was good for a 438 spot boost in the rankings while former Team Canada national player Chris Hemmerich jumped 325 spots to debut in the Canadian pro rankings at No. 25 after finishing tied for fifth for his first event as a professional.

MEN’S TOP 10

HOMETOWN

TOUR

WR

+ / -

1.

Graham DeLaet

Weyburn, SK

PGA

40

-1

2.

David Hearn

Brantford, ON

PGA

101

-

3.

Mike Weir

Brights Grove, ON

PGA

276

-5

4.

Brad Fritsch

Manotick, ON

PGA

283

-5

5.

Adam Hadwin

Abbotsford, BC

WEB

290

+61

6.

Richard T Lee

Toronto, ON

ASIA

305

-5

7.

Roger Sloan

Merritt, BC

WEB

386

-1

8.

Nick Taylor

Abbotsford, BC

WEB

624

-4

9.

Mackenzie Hughes

Dundas, ON

WEB

731

-13

10.

Greg Machtaler

Summerland, BC

PGAC

750

-2

WOMEN’S TOP 10

HOMETOWN

TOUR

WR

+ / -

1.

Brooke Henderson

Smiths Falls, ON

-

191

+8

2.

Alena Sharp

Hamilton, ON

LPGA

220

-5

3.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham

Richmond Hill, ON

LPGA

225

-3

4.

Jennifer Kirby

Paris, ON

LPGA

302

-1

5.

Lorie Kane

Charlottetown, PE

LPGA

338

-5

6.

Sue Kim

Langley, BC

LPGA

354

-4

7.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc

Sherbrooke, QC

SYMT

411

-3

8.

Sara-Maude Juneau

Fossambault, QC

SYMT

492

-1

9.

Nicole Vandermade

Brantford, ON

SYMT

549

-2

10.

Samantha Richdale

Kelowna, BC

SYMT

615

-9

MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

WR

+ / -

1.

Corey Conners

LIstowel, ON

Kent State

36

-1

2.

Taylor Pendrith

Richmond Hill, ON

Kent State

42

+4

3.

Adam Svensson

Surrey, BC

Barry University

50

+1

4.

Garrett Rank

Elmira, ON

Team Canada

92

+4

5.

Kevin Carrigan

Victoria, BC

145

+3

6.

Blair Hamilton

Burlington, ON

Houston

208

+4

7.

Brett McIntosh

London, ON

Michigan

396

+8

8.

Tyler Saunders

Edmonton, AB

441

+5

9.

Raoul Menard

Ange-Gardien, QC

Charlotte

494

+10

10.

Jared du Toit

Kimberley, BC

Idaho

535

+7

WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

WR

+ / -

1.

Brooke Henderson

Smiths Falls, ON

Team Canada

2

-

2.

SooBin Kim

Coquitlam, BC

Univ. Washington

23

-

3.

Augusta James

Bath, ON

NC State

28

+3

4.

Jennifer Ha

Calgary, AB

Kent State

64

+7

5.

Brittany Marchand

Orangeville, ON

NC State

70

+2

6.

Delaney Howson

Newmarket, ON

Murray State

125

+1

7.

Jennifer Yang

Coquitlam, BC

Univ. Washington

153

-3

8.

Anne-Catherine Tanguay

Quebec City, QC

Oklahoma

173

+8

9.

A Ram Choi

Surrey, BC

Portland State

228

+6

10.

Taylor Kim

Surrey, BC

Kent State

254

+35

 

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