Mary Parsons will be wearing Canadian colours once again for the 2021 golf season.
The 21-year-old Delta native was among seven players named to the National Women’s Amateur Team on Thursday by Golf Canada. She is joined by Richmond’s Alisha Lau, along with Taylor Kehoe (Ontario), Noémie Paré (Quebec), Sarah-Ève Rhéaum (Quebec) and Brooke Rivers (Ontario).
Parsons is coming off a solid junior season at Indiana University where she where made it to the quarter-finals at the 2020 Women’s Western Amateur Championship and finished T17 at the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire Invitational.
In 2019, Parsons was fifth at the 2019 Pan American Games, contributing to a bronze medal for the Canadian contingent.
The announcement marks a significant increase in roster size, adding six athletes to the previous year’s team. The roster expansion is due in large part to a restructuring of team resources in addition to increased funding support from the Golf Canada Foundation’s network of Trustee partners.
"We are very excited with the athletes selected – they represent a mix of returning team members as well as talented up-and-coming athletes,” said Tristan Mullally, Head Coach of the National Women’s Squads. “It is a new chapter for amateur golf in Canada and we have a tremendous group of ambassadors representing our country.”