Sharp Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year

Hamilton professional golfer Alena Sharp has been named the Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the year for 2007.

Sharp beat out boxer Jacqui Park of Hamilton and canoeist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington to capture the Bill Sturrup Trophy. The award was announced at the 22nd Catholic Youth Organization Celebrity Dinner at the Hamilton Convention Centre on Thursday (Feb. 28).

Sharp was the top Canadian on the Ladies Professional Golfers Association Tour in 2007, finishing 57th on the money list. She had four top-20 placings in tourney play. She was 10th in driving distance.

With Sharp currently in Singapore for an LPGA event, her award was accepted by her father John.