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Peake wins Hardscrabble Invitational in Arkansas

Clara Peake (Minnedosa Golf & Country Club) shot a 1-over par 71 to finish in a tie for first place in the Hardscrabble Invitational in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Peake, who is attending Redlands Community College, carded four birdies, nine pars and five bogeys at the Hardscrabble Country Club.

Due to weather, competitors were only able to play 18 holes.

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WATCH | 1on1 with Aaron Cockerill

Fresh off another top 10 finish on the DP World Tour this past weekend, Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill checks in with Golf Manitoba Director of Communications & Development Brian Munz.

Cockerill discusses the current status of his game, how he now feels playing against the best in the world, managing family time and much more!

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Another top 10 finish for Cockerill on DP World Tour

For the second time in three weeks, Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill continued to make waves on the DP World Tour.

Cockerill shot a final round 5-under par 67 to finish T6 on the Bahrain Championship’s leaderboard at 8-under par 280.

After bogeying the first hole in each of his prior three rounds, Sunday’s final round got off to a hot start with a birdie and then followed it up with three consecutive birds on holes four through six.

This week’s placing earned him 97.5 points and 74,707.91 euros ($108,535.65 Canadian).

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The 31 year old opened the 2024 calendar year at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic where he tied for fourth.

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Cockerill cards 5-under par 67 during final round of Ras Al Khaimah Championship

Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill shot a 5-under par 67 during Sunday’s final round of the DP World Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship in Dubai.

Cockerill made an eagle on the 14th hole to go along with five birdies, 10 pars and two bogeys.

With a tournament total 12-under par 276 (67-70-72-67), Cockerill tied for 23rd on the leaderboard earning 28.8 points and 21,929.16 euros ($31,387.80 Canadian).

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Cockerill off to flying start on DP World Tour

Just nine tournaments into the DP World Tour season, Canada’s Aaron Cockerill is already in the best position of his career.

Cockerill, from Stony Mountain, Man., tied for fourth at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday, firing a 4-under fourth round to finish at 10 under, just four shots back of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. That performance moved Cockerill 33 points up the Race to Dubai rankings to ninth overall.

“There’s still a long way to go but it’s obviously better to start in a good position than be behind the 8-ball,” said Cockerill, who played in his fourth tournament of the season but first of 2024.

Cockerill is the eighth highest-ranked Canadian on the official world golf rankings, sitting 219th overall. Keeping pace with high-profile players like McIlroy and Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, who also tied for fourth, at the Dubai Desert Classic was encouraging.

“I only lost to three other guys and a couple of them are really, really highly ranked golfers,” said Cockerill. “I mean, those guys are all within the top 30 in the world, I think so, it’s exciting.”

The 32-year-old Cockerill had some strong performances last season on the European-based DP World Tour, with a tie for fourth at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Dec. 12, 2022, and a second-place finish at the ISPS HANDA — Championship on April 22, but then he struggled through the summer. 

He said he’s learned from that experience and plans to do things differently in 2024.

“I think a lot of that has to do with my habits away from the golf course,” said Cockerill from his home in Dubai. “When we’re over here at the start of the season I’m kind of secluded, in terms of what my normal day to day would be at home. 

“Here it’s: golf course, practice, gym, work hard. I’m going pretty hard and not really doing a lot in between. Not that I want to be a drill sergeant to myself the whole season, but I also need to know that I need to stay pretty disciplined and keep up with my practice habits.”

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Cockerill finishes T4 in Dubai

Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill opened the 2024 calendar season with an impressive start.

Cockerill shot a 4-under par 68 in his final round to finish the DP World Tour’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic at 10-under par, good for a T4 finish on the leaderboard.

The fourth place finish earns Cockerill 339.7 points and 351,234 euros ($513,703 Canadian).

Rory McIlroy won the tournament at 14-under par.

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Cockerill finishes T2 on European Tour

Teulon’s Aaron Cockerill shot a four under par 67 in his final round to finish tied for second place on the leaderboard at 12 under par at the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa in Nairobi, Kenya.

Cockerill’s final round included an eagle on the par five tenth hole and five birdies.

The 29 year old finished the four round event with two eagles on 19 birdies over 72 holes.

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Kuntz & Uhl back in action

The second half of the American College Golf season is underway with a pair of Golf Manitoba members taking part.

Braxton Kuntz, representing Nicholls State University, shot a final round 74 at the Gulf Coast Collegiate Tournament Tuesday on the Pine Course at Diamondhead Country Club in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

He finished the three round event tied for 35th on the leaderboard with a 231 total.

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Bobbi Uhl, representing Longwood University, carded an 82 Tuesday in her final round of the Rivertowne Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina.

Uhl’s tournament total was 247 and finished 74th on the leaderboard.

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WATCH | Meet the new Head Professional at Glendale Golf & Country Club, Derrik Goodwin

Golf Manitoba Director of Communications Brian Munz goes 1on1 with the new Head Professional at Glendale Golf & Country Club, Derrik Goodwin.

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Golf Manitoba coaches nominated for PGA of Canada national awards

The PGA of Canada has announced the finalists for its 2021 National Awards.

“We are blessed to have a family of over 3,600 professionals who proudly share their passion and expertise with golfers from coast-to-coast,” said Teejay Alderdice, the association’s president. 

“On behalf of the PGA of Canada, I would like to congratulate all nominees and finalists for their outstanding accomplishments this year. I look forward to celebrating their collective achievements later this month during our virtual National Awards Ceremony.”

Golf Manitoba junior development team coaches Bri-ann Tokariwski and Derrik Goodwin have both been nominated for national awards. Tokariwski, who is an assistant professional out of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, has been nominated for the Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year award. Goodwin, the head professional at the Glendale Golf & Country Club, has been nominated for both the Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year and the George Knudson Teacher of the Year awards.

Five PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone members have also been nominated for awards and include the following:

Each year, a National Selection Committee evaluates nominations from professionals across Canada. Winners for each national award are traditionally recognized during PGA of Canada Night at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., however, this year will see winners revealed live during the association’s virtual National Award Ceremony on January 27, 2022.