Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Eugene Wong from North Vancouver, B.C has been named as the Canada’s top male amateur golfer this year. He was partnered with Jennifer Kirby of Paris Ontario who was declared as Canada’s top female amateur golfer of 2010.
Last year, he landed the 9th place but earned the top spot this year. In 2010, the 20-year old finished runner-up at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, tied for fourth in individual play at the World Amateur, placed eighth at the Pacific Coast Amateur, tied for 12th at the Sahalee Players Championship and advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur. He also competed at the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club where he missed the cut by four shots.
As a member of the University of Oregon Ducks, Wong was the 2010 Jack Nicklaus Award winner, an honour given to the Division I Collegiate Player of the Year as voted by golf coaches throughout the United States. He was also named to the PING All-America First Team, the All-Nicklaus Team and All-Pac-10 First Team as well as earning Pac-10 co-Golfer of the Year honours. Rounding out the top-five on the men’s Order of Merit are Mitchell Evanecz of Red Deer, Alta., Albin Choi of Toronto, Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. and Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont.