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Sharp wins Canadian Women’s PGA Championship

Alena Sharp wins Canadian Women’s PGA Championship in playoff
By Daniel Girard

Alena Sharp last won in Canada in 2005.

Since then, the Hamilton native has become a regular on the LPGA Tour, where she has secured four top-10 finishes and pocketed nearly $850,000 (U.S.) in career earnings.

But returning home has not been profitable. Sharp has, for the most part, struggled in tournaments on Canadian soil, most recently at last week’s annual LPGA stop, the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Quebec, where she missed the cut for the third straight year. Read more >>

Star Amateur a springboard for Sharp

Star Amateur springboard for Sharp
By Daniel Girard

More than a decade has passed, countless shots have been hit and other titles captured, but Alena Sharp still fondly recalls a pair of her early wins.

It was the summer of 2000 and the then 19-year-old out of the Brantford Golf and Country Club was playing in the inaugural Toronto Star Women’s Amateur. A 30-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole at the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto was a key to her 2-and-1 victory in the match-play finale.

Three years later, Sharp overcame some early jitters to birdie two of her final three holes on the way to another win, her last as an amateur golfer. Read more >>

One-on-One with Alena

One-on-one with Alena Sharp
By Dan Bitonti

Alena Sharp, Canada's top ranked female golfer, tees it up today at the Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs for the U.S. Women's Open. This is Sharp's sixth appearance, and she recently talked to about her game and how she feels about her chances this week.

SCOREGolf: How do you feel coming into this week? Where's your game at?

Alena Sharp: I feel that my game has been as good as it's been all year. I'm pretty excited to play this week, and it's a long golf course so I think it plays into my advantage because I hit it pretty far off the tee. I'm also pretty accurate with my driver so I really think it's a good golf course for me. Read more >>

Sharp blogging on CBC

Sharp: Coming together for a cure
By Alena Sharp for CBC Sports

My great friend, Beth Bader, and I held the inaugural Bader/Sharp Shootout this past week at Seville Golf and Country Club, my home course in Phoenix.

It is truly amazing how fast time flies. In April, Bo Preston, Seville's director of golf, suggested that we set up a pro-am tournament in which the pros get to play for a purse. The idea transformed into a huge charity tournament.

I used to have an annual charity event in Brantford, Ont., called the Alena Sharp Charity Classic that raised money for Alzheimer's. Beth's mother passed away from pancreatic cancer and her family has been raising money for research the past seven years. Read More >>

Voted 2011 Female Player of the Year by Canadian Golf Journalists

Golf Journalists Association of Canada vote Adam Hadwin and Alena Sharp Professional Golfers of the Year

TORONTO, ON (January 5, 2012) - The Golf Journalists Association of Canada is pleased to announce the results of their 2011 Player of the Year awards. The year-end GJAC vote is conducted amongst golf journalists from across Canada and internationally who cover golf for a broad spectrum of media including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and the internet.

"Recognizing outstanding achievement at the professional and amateur levels of the game is one of the primary mandates of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada each year," said GJAC President Garry McKay. "The winners in 2011 comprise a talented group of individuals whose best days on the golf course are still very much ahead. We congratulate each one of them on their season and wish them the best as they embark on 2012." Read more >

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