Alena Sharp makes it three

Alena Sharp captured her third PGA Women’s Championship of Canada presented by Nike Golf Thursday at Legends on the Niagara-Ussher’s Creek Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.

The Hamilton, Ont., native fired an 8-under-par 65 Thursday, bringing her 36-hole total to 12 under, besting the field by 10 shots.

“I was a little nervous to start and it was tight the first five or six holes and the collar got a little tight,” Sharp says. “But I started to strike the ball really well and putted really well, so it was really nice to see.”

With the victory, Sharp now holds three PGA Women’s Championship titles, winning in 2004 at Lambton Golf & Country Club and again last year at Bayview Golf & Country Club. Also with three PGA Women’s Championship wins is Nancy Harvey of Swift Current, Sask., while Charlottetown’s Lorie Kane has five wins, the most of all time.

“It’s a great group to be in that’s for sure,” Sharp says. “I’m only 31-years old and I’ll come and play in this championship whenever I can because it’s a nice two days for me to come and play, stay competitive and be at home with my family.”

Read more here – Learn more about Alena Sharp at the official LPGA site.

Academic Awards:

  • Dean’s List: 1999
  • NMSU Crimson Scholar: 2000-2003
  • National Golf Coaches Association All Academic Team: 2001-2003
  • Verizon Academic All American At Large 3rd Team: 2001-2002
  • NMSU Outstanding Senior Athlete Academic Award: 2002-2003
  • NMSU College of Business International Student of the Year: 2002-2003
  • NMSU College of Business Outstanding Senior: 2002-2003
  • Verizon Academic All American 1st team: 2002-2003

College Golf Awards:

  • West region freshmen of the year: 1999-2000
  • Honorable Mention All American: 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002
  • 1st Team All American: 2002-2003
  • West All Regional Team: 2001-2002, 2002-2003
  • Edith Cummings Munson Award: 2002-2003

Course Records:

  • 1997 Doon Valley 68 during Ontario Optimist Junior Championship
  • 2000 Flossmoor CC 70 during The Womens Western Amateur
  • 2004 Grayhawk GC 66 at WCLGT Event
  • 2004 Lambton GC 66 at CPGA Championship
  • 2004 Vistal GC 65 at Vistal Classic
  • 2007 Second Round Course Record at Corning CC 63
  • 2008 Second Round Course Record at Kapalua 67 on the Bay Course

The Winners Circle

  • 1997 – Ontario Junior Champion
  • 1998 – Ontario Junior Champion
  • 1999 – Ontario Amateur Champion
  • 1999 – Canadian Junior Champion
  • 2000 – Big West Conference Champion
  • 2000 – Medalist of Women’s Western Amateur
  • 2000 – Toronto Star Amateur Champion
  • 2001 – Sun Belt Conference Champion
  • 2011 – the cactus tour event #18
  • 2002 – Medalist of Toronto Star Amateur
  • 2002 – NMSU Price’s Give’em Five Champion
  • 2003 – University of South Carolina Invite Champion
  • 2003 – Sun Belt Conference Champion
  • 2003 – Toronto Star Amateur Champion
  • 2004 – WCLGT Inland Empire Open Champion
  • 2004 – WCLGT The International Champion
  • 2004 – WCLGT Estrella Summer Classic Champion
  • 2004 – WCLGT Q-School Tournament Champion
  • 2004 – CPGA Champion
  • 2004 – WCLGT Vistal Classic Champion
  • 2005 – BMO Tour Championship Champion
  • 2009 – The Cactus Tour Event #1
  • 2009 – The Cactus Tour Event #19
  • 2011 – The Cactus Tour Event # 3
  • 2011 – CPGA Women’s Championship
  • 2012 – Grasshopper Tour Lone Tree
  • 2012 – Grasshopper Tour Seville
  • 2012 – CPGA Women’s Championship
  • 2013 – The Cactus Tour Event #3

 

Awards and Achievements

  • 1999 – SCORE GOLF Girls Junior Player of the Year
  • 2007 – Best finishing Canadian on LPGA money list
  • 2007 – Golden Horseshoe Award
  • 2008 – SCORE GOLF Top Female Tour Professional of the Year
  • 2008 – Captain of Canadian team at Women’s World Cup
  • 2008 – Became highest ranked Canadian golfer on Rolex World Rankings
  • 2008 – Inducted into NMSU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2009 – SCORE GOLF Top Female Tour Professional of the Year
  • 2010 – Score golf top female tour professional of the year