Golf Canada Foundation Monday Pro-Am
Growing up in Toronto, Rebecca Lee-Bentham excelled as an amateur player before joining Golf Canada’s National Team Program in 2007. She earned a golf scholarship to the University of Texas after being crowned the Canadian Junior Girls champion and an honor roll student. Her most recent success was winning the 2019 PGA Women’s Championship of Canada DCM. Lee-Bentham will also be receiving support from Golf Canada as it was recently announced that she will be rejoining the Young Pro Squad for 2022 and taking part in the 2022 Epson Tour.
From Thornhill, Ont., 2022 is Selena Costabile’s first year on Golf Canada’s Young Pro Squad. Selena finished T19 at the 2021 Garden City Charity Classic (Epson Tour) and T20 – 2021 IOA Golf Classic (Epson Tour). She will be a participating in the 2022 Epson Tour. She recently finished T4 at the Four Winds Invitational, missing a playoff by one stroke.
Alena Sharp is a Canadian professional golfer and LPGA Tour veteran currently playing on the Epson Tour. Following her graduation from New Mexico State University, Sharp turned professional in 2003, playing two years on the Futures Tour and on other minor tours before joining the LPGA Tour the following year. The two-time Olympian recently finished T10 at the Dow Great Lakes Invitational – a team event on the LPGA tour. The Hamilton, Ont. native is competing in her 17th CP Women’s Open.
Maddie Szeryk is competing in her rookie season on LPGA with most of her starts coming on Epson Tour due to status. Currently 184 on CME Globe standings and will need a strong week to retain her LPGA card and avoid Q-Series. The London, Ont. native, has competed on the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad for four years. Szeryk also trained with the Team Amateur Squad from 2015-18. She also played collegiate golf at Texas A&M where she was a two-time All-American. Szeryk turned professional in 2018 and won the 2020 Kingwood Island Championship on the Women’s All Pro Tour. In 2021, Szeryk played in 18 events on the Epson Tour with a best finish of T22 at the Copper Rock Championship.
Anna Davis is an American amateur golfer from Spring Valley, California. In April 2022, Davis won the third August National Women’s Amateur at the age of 16. Davis also won the Girls Junior PGA Championship in July 2021 and was a member of the 2021 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team.
Jess Baker is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida and a member of the school’s golf team. Prior to attending school in Florida, Baker Competed in the 2018 and 2019 British Junior Girls Amateur Championship as a member of the English Girls National Team. Her most recent success is winning the 2022 Women’s Amateur Championship. She will compete in this year’s Open at Muirfield as well as the US Women’s Open, and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
Lauren Zaretzky has currently spent a year playing for the Golf Canada National Junior Squad. Some of her successes include winning the 2021 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and 2021 Ontario Spring Classic.
Reigning Canadian Women’s Amateur champion Monet Chun has spent five years with Golf Canada, four with the Junior Squad (2017-2020) and one year with the Amateur Squad (2022). Before entering University, Chun was the champion of the 2016 Future Links Quebec, 2017 Future Links Ontario and the 2018 Future Links Pacific. She also finished second in the 2021 NCAA Columbus Regional and 2021 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship. In late April, she won the Big Ten Conference individual title, helping her University of Michigan Wolverines to their first conference championship in school history. Most recently, Chun finished second at the U.S Women’s Amateur.
Top-ranked Canadian amateur Savannah Grewal is a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Squad and senior leader of the 2022-23 Clemson University team. Her most recent achievements include finishing third at the 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship (Individual Women) and third at the 2021 Clemson Invitational (NCAA). Earlier this year she competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
Lucy Li is an American professional golfer from Redwood Shores, California. She currently holds records as the youngest qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Open. She is the second-youngest qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, and the youngest ever to advance to match play in that event. Li most recently won the Carolina Golf Classic and Twin Bridges Championship on the Epson Tour.
Maude-Amiee Leblanc is currently 61st in CME Globe standings. She recently finished T8 at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and is a current member of Team Canada Young Pro Squad. Leblanc made 14 cuts in 17 starts on the Epson Tour in 2021, recording nine top-10 finishes, including season-best runner-up results at the IOA Championship, Copper Rock Championship, and Island Resort Championship to finish sixth on the Race for the Card money list to earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2022 season.
Valerie Tanguay from Saint Hyacinthe, Que. turned Pro in 2018 which turned out to be a banner year. The Symetra Tour player shot her lowest 18 Hole score of 67 at the 2018 Clemson Invitational and a Best Finish of T2 at the Hurricane Invitational in 2018!
Christina Kim is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour and on the Ladies European Tour. Christina is known for her animated play and fun sense of humour.
Lindsey is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. After two rounds at the 2020 Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, Weaver was in a tie for fourth place, only two strokes behind leader Daniela Holmqvist. She finished tied for 19th after a final round of 75. In 2020, she finished 49th on the money list and in 2021 in 75th place.
Cassie Campbell Pascall was team Canada’s Hockey Captain and lead the team to two Olympic gold medals in 2002 and 2006. She is a six-time world champion, and the first woman to provide colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada!
Lindsay Hamilton joined TSN in September 2016 and is currently an anchor for SportsCentre, bringing viewers the most up-to-date news from the world of sports. She began her broadcasting career at a young age, becoming the first host of the Family Channel in 2008.
During her career she has hosted a variety of major events during her time on TSN including: the CP Women’s Open, The Masters, FIFA Women’s World Cup, The Grey Cup, Queen’s Plate and Curling Day in Canada.
Former Ottawa Senator Nick Paul is a Canadian professional hockey player. The left winger will play for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League this coming season.
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An Ottawa favourite, Alfie is the former captain of the Ottawa Senators, serving from 1999 to 2013. In 2022 he will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.