As if it were scripted, two best friends were part of a three-person playoff last week at Scarboro Golf & Country Club to decide the winner of the 2017 DATA PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
In the end, it was Brittany Marchand of Mono, Ont., outlasting her old pal Augusta James of Bath, Ont., rolling in a 25-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole.
“For me, I was glad to be in a playoff with my best friend,” Marchand admitted shortly after the win. “If someone was going to beat me, I’d want it to be her.”
Marchand’s win at the DATA PGA Women’s Championship of Canada is her second major title of late, winning. the Symetra Tour’s PHC Classic earlier this month.
DATA Communications Management was the proud title sponsor of this prestigious championship, which took place on August 14-16. DATA was thrilled to be sponsoring an event aimed at supporting and promoting female golfers. The Championship kicked off with the first annual DATA VIP Pro Am tournament, where VIP guests were invited to golf alongside a PGA pro, gaining tips and tricks on the course.
“I had an amazing time at DATA’s Pro-Am Day - it was great playing with a pro while getting to understand DATA’s business,” said Michelle Bourque, Vice president, Marketing and Network Access Strategy at Bell Business Markets. Michelle was invited as one of DATA’s Pro-Am VIP guests. “DATA’s President, Greg Cochrane, is clearly passionate about advancing women in sport and it sounds like he brings the same passion and enthusiasm to the company.”
Marchand will tee it up next on the LPGA Tour for the CP Canadian Women’s Open and then will be back on the Symetra Tour at month’s end, as she looks to continue her journey of earning full-time LPGA Tour playing privileges for 2018. She’ll also play in next months Evian Championship—an LPGA Tour major—in France.