Hamilton named to Canadian golf team

Golf_ball_resting_near_fairway_woodBurlington’s Blair Hamilton has been selected to represent Team Canada as part of the 2016 Men’s National Amateur Squad.

Blair returns to the men’s Amateur Squad. He is the 2015 Gary Cowan Award winner (low amateur at the RBC Canadian Open). Hamilton enters his senior year at the University of Houston on the heels of a strong junior year that included two collegiate victories and six other top-20 finishes.

He finished T17 at the 2015 Canadian Men’s Amateur and currently boasts Canada’s top-amateur ranking at No. 104 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). This will be his second year on the Amateur Squad and his third in total with Team Canada (Development Squad in 2012).

Also making the team are: B.C. Amateur champion Jared du Toit, 20, of Kimberley, B.C.; After a two-year hiatus, Eric Banks of Truro, N.S., makes his return to Team Canada; Also returning to Team Canada after a hiatus is Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., native Hugo Bernard, 20; Rounding out the men’s team is Purdue University senior and Vancouver native Stuart Macdonald, 20.

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