Brantford Golf & Country Club’s Alena Sharp is heading to Tokyo.
Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced Canada’s golf team nominated to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls and Sharp of Hamilton will comprise the women’s team competing in their second Olympic Games, while Corey Conners of Listowel and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas will represent Canada in the men’s Olympic golf competition.
Sharp qualified for her second Olympic Games as the 136th ranked player in the world. The 40-year-old has earned 14 career top-10 finishes since joining the LPGA Tour in 2005 and finished 30th at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A two-time winner of the PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, Sharp has represented Canada at a number of events including the 2000 World Amateur Team Championship and the 2008 World Cup.
“One of the greatest thrills for an athlete is to represent our country at the Olympics and I am extremely proud to now officially be a two-time Olympian,” Sharp said in a release. “I am excited to get to Tokyo to represent Team Canada and challenge my game against the world’s best.”