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Hometown advantage

Hometown advantage

Posted on: June 15, 2012
Author: Jennifer Sharpe

Danny Sahl tees off during ATB Financial Classic media day.

For Sherwood Park’s Danny Sahl, there’s something special about Alberta in June. Last June, the Canadian Tour pro won the 2011 Syncrude Boreal Open in Fort McMurray, and this year, he’s hoping for another win a little closer to home—at the ATB Financial Classic in Edmonton.

“The month of June seems to be a good month for me as I won last year in the month of June so I’m really looking forward to these next few weeks,” he said at the recent media day.

Sahl will be one of 156 exceptional golfers who will tee off at Windermere Golf & Country Club next Thursday, June 21. As one of only 10 players from Alberta and three from the Edmonton region, the 32-year-old has some special pressures and responsibilities during the tournament.

“There’s a little bit of pressure there. You want to play well. But I really enjoy having my friends and family coming out and watching. It’s a fun week for me. I feel like I’m hosting. The guys on the tour are always asking me where to go eat, this and that, so I really enjoy it.”

Sahl has played Windermere many times, so he hopes that familiarity gives him an advantage.

“Growing up here, playing interclub, I have a few friends who are members here, plus my coach is Cam Martens, he’s the teaching pro here, so I’m always around here,” Sahl said.

You can watch Sahl in action by buying tickets or volunteering for the ATB Financial Classic. For details, visit atbfinancialclassic.com

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