- Brigitte Thibault of Rosemere, Quebec, led the 2022 class of Golf Canada’s amateur teams, announced on Wednesday.
- Thibault, a graduate student at the University of Texas, has spent the last three years on Canada’s amateur team.
This season, she won the NCAA’s Rebel Beach Intercollegiate tournament and finished tied for sixth at the Women’s Porter Cup and the NCAA Stanford Regional in 2021.
Golf Canada is growing its development roster for the 2022 season, adding 17 new male and female athletes to the amateur and junior squads from the previous year. According to a statement from the national sport organization, the expanded program size will increase the pool of future high-potential Canadian professional golfers.
Professional players for Team Canada in 2022 will be chosen and announced in January. Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ont., Céleste Dao of Notre-Dame-de-l’île-Perrot, Que., Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ont., Noémie Paré of Victoriaville, Que., Sarah-ve Rhéaume of Quebec City, Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont., and Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ont. join Thibault on the women’s amateur squad.
The men’s amateur team includes A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam, B.C., Calgary’s Brendan MacDougall, Chris Vandette of Beaconsfield, Que., Étienne Papineau of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Henry Lee of Coquitlam, B.C., Johnny Travale of Stoney Creek, Ont., Laurent Desmarchais of Longueuil, Que., Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, Max Sekulic of Rycroft, Alta., Noah Steele of Kingston, Ont., Piercen Hunt of Hartland, Wisc., Thomas Giroux of Georgetown, Ont., and Tristan Mandur of Duncan, B.C.