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SooBin Kim (University of Washington)

SooBin Kim

(University of Washington)

SooBin Kim hits a career milestone in Canada’s Weekly Top 10 Add to ...

SooBin Kim moved up six spots to No. 20 in the world amateur rankings – her best career showing – following a tie for second place at the NCAA West Regionals. Kim nearly chipped in for eagle on the final hole of the tournament which would have given the Washington State Huskies their first ever title in school history. She settled for a tap-in birdie and the school’s second place showing was the best ever at regionals and allows them to go on to the NCAA Championships in Tulsa from May 20-23.

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Teammate and fellow Canadian Jennifer Yang placed seventh at the same event to move up 82 places in the world rankings. She currently sits 13th among Canadian amateurs.

Despite finishing tied for 22nd at the NCAA East Regional, Brittany Marchand climbed 12 spots in the rankings and vaulted past Jennifer Ha and Anne-Catherine Tanguay to No. 3 in Canada as she helped the NC State Wolfpack to a berth in the NCAA Championships.

Teammate Augusta James led the Wolfpack, finishing in a tie for fourth, which moved her up 24 spots to No. 92 in the world rankings, giving Canada six amateur females in the top 100. That is second only to the United States (36), tied with England and Spain.

On the men’s side, Adam Svensson finished in a tie for seventh at the NCCA Division 2 South/Southeast Super Regional. It was only the third time this year that the Surrey, B.C. golfer – ranked No. 2 in Canada – failed to post a top-5 result in 11 events. However, he did manage to lead Barry University to a school record seventh tournament title, helping the Buccaneers advance to the NCAA Division 2 Championships in Michigan next week where they will look to defend their title.

Alistair Docherty was the biggest mover inside the top 20, climbing 92 spots after finishing seventh at the NCAA Division 2 West/South Central Region Championship. It was the 11th straight top-20 finish for the sophomore from Saint John, N.B. as he helped Chico State to a second place tie which enabled them to advance to the NCAA Championships for the sixth time in 12 years. Docherty, who sits 18th in the Canadian rankings, has eight top-10 results and has posted the team’s best or second best score 20 times in 32 rounds this season. He currently leads the Wildcats with a 72.8 stroke average.

On the professional ranks, David Hearn’s tie for 6th at the Players Championship enabled the Brantford, Ont., golfer to pick up 24 spots in the world rankings, leaving him 93rd in the world, marking the first time in his career he has broken into the top 100. It was his third top-10 result of the season on the PGA Tour. Due to the strong field, the result was also worth 13.28 world ranking points, his second biggest haul since finishing in a tie for second last year at the John Deere Classic.

A belated welcome into the top 20 by Peter Campbell. The Baddeck, N.S. golfer moved into the top 20 in Week 14 after finishing in a tie for second at the Mundo Maya Open on LatinoAmerican Tour – his first points paying result after three straight missed cuts to start the season. It was his career best result since finishing tied for 23rd at Cape Breton Celtic Classic last year on PGA Tour Canada.

Sara-Maude Juneau picked up 24 world rankings spots after finishing in a tie for eighth at the Symetra Tour event in South Carolina. It was her second top-10 result of the season on the LPGA development circuit and leaves her 12th on the money list as she tries to work her way back onto the LPGA Tour in 2015.

MEN’S TOP 10

  

HOMETOWN

TOUR

WR

+ / -

1.

Graham DeLaet

Weyburn, SK

PGA

32

-1

2.

David Hearn

Brantford, ON

PGA

93

+24

3.

Richard T Lee

Toronto, ON

ASIA

263

+1

4.

Brad Fritsch

Manotick, ON

PGA

327

-3

5.

Adam Hadwin

Abbotsford, BC

WEB

329

-

6.

Mackenzie Hughes

Dundas, ON

WEB

599

-4

7.

Mike Weir

Brights Grove, ON

PGA

609

-4

8.

Lindsay Renolds

Christina Lake, BC

ASIA

611

-7

9.

Nick Taylor

Abbotsford, BC

WEB

640

-5

10.

Stephen Ames

Calgary

PGA

709

-7

WOMEN’S TOP 10

  

HOMETOWN

TOUR

WR

+ / -

1.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham

Richmond Hill, ON

LPGA

212

+1

2.

Alena Sharp

Hamilton, ON

LPGA

216

+2

3.

Lorie Kane

Charlottetown, PE

LPGA

278

-3

4.

Brooke Henderson

Smiths Falls, ON

-

306

-6

5.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc

Sherbrooke, QC

SYMT

374

-7

6.

Jennifer Kirby

Paris, ON

LPGA

380

-2

7.

Sue Kim

Langley, BC

LPGA

411

-1

8.

Sara-Maude Juneau

Fossambault, QC

SYMT

457

+24

9.

Samantha Richdale

Kelowna, BC

SYMT

530

-4

10.

Isabelle Beisiegel

St-Hilaire, QC

SYMT

614

-1

MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

  

HOMETOWN

 

WR

+ / -

1.

Corey Conners

Listowel, ON

Kent State

29

-

2.

Adam Svensson

Surrey, BC

Barry University

35

-1

3.

Taylor Pendrith

Richmond Hill, ON

Kent State

47

-1

4.

Kevin Carrigan

Victoria, BC

 

69

+3

5.

Garrett Rank

Elmira, ON

Team Canada

189

+3

6.

Chris Hemmerich

Kitchener, ON

Univ. Guelph

208

+3

7.

Charlie Hughes

Maple Ridge, BC

 

315

+1

8.

Kevin Kwon

Pitt Meadows, BC

Univ. Washington

394

-43

9.

Blair Hamilton

Burlington, ON

Houston

507

-2

WOMEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

  

HOMETOWN

 

WR

+ / -

1.

Brooke Henderson

Smiths Falls, ON

Team Canada

3

-

2.

SooBin Kim

Coquitlam, BC

Univ. Washington

20

+6

3.

Brittany Marchand

Orangeville, ON

NC State

76

+12

4.

Jennifer Ha

Calgary, AB

Kent State

80

-8

5.

Anne-Catherine Tanguay

Quebec City, QC

Oklahoma

81

-12

6.

Augusta James

Bath, ON

NC State

92

+24

7.

Delaney Howson

Newmarket, ON

Murray State

164

-3

8.

Jenna Hague

Burlington, ON

Ball State

181

-8

9.

Taylor Kim

Surrey, BC

Kent State

192

+20

10.

Robyn Doig

Seaforth, ON

Univ. Central Florida

267

-10

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