Wong, Kirby country's top amateur golfers

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:45 PM ET

Eugene Wong of North Vancouver, B.C., and Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., are Canada's top male and female amateur golfers, Golf Canada announced Thursday.

Wong, 20, was runner-up at the Canadian men's amateur, tied for fourth in individual play at the world amateur, and advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. amateur. He competed at the 2010 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf and Country Club but missed the cut by four shots.

Rounding out the top five on the men's Order of Merit were: Mitchell Evanecz of Red Deer, Alta., Albin Choi of Toronto, Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., and Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont.

Kirby, 19, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, was a semifinalist at the U.S. women's amateur, a quarterfinalist at the British ladies amateur and finished ninth at the Copa de las Americas.

Rounding out the top five in the women's national rankings were: Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que., Christine Wong of Richmond, B.C., Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C., and Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont.

Choi and Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Richmond Hill, Ont., were named Canada's top junior golfers for 2010.


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