MEGAN KHANG BEATS JIN YOUNG KO IN PLAYOFF TO WIN THE 2023 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Megan Khang rolled in her par putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Jin Young Ko and win the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.
After dropping a stroke on 17, Khang needed a birdie on the final hole to force a playoff with Ko, who finished with a 3-under round of 69 to sit as the clubhouse leader. Khang went on to birdie and force a playoff that began on the 18th hole. On the first playoff hole, Khang two-putted to secure the championship.
“It feels like it hasn’t even sunk in yet. Honestly, I was kind of stressing the whole day, past two days. I relied pretty heavily on Jack (her caddie). At the end of the week to be on top, it’s huge and like the feeling just hasn’t really sunk in, so hopefully it does soon,” said Khang with a laugh.
Khang finished with rounds of 71-66-68-74= 279 (-9) to secure the first LPGA Tour victory of her career. Prior to the victory, Khang had 34 Top-10 finishes, including today’s historic win in her career.
Khang’s win was the first playoff victory at the CPKC Women’s Open since 2015, when Lydia Ko defeated Stacey Lewis at the Vancouver Golf Club. Khang’s win is also the first by an American player since Brittany Lincicome in 2011.
Brooke Henderson bounced back on Sunday, shooting a 68 to finish the tournament at 2-under and T13, earning her the Sandra Post Medal, as the low Canadian.
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CPKC RAISES NEARLY $3.5M IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN’S HEART HEALTH…
Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) presented a cheque for nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health in the name of the CPKC Women’s Open, with $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation, prior to play on Sunday.
2024 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN HEADING TO EARL GREY GOLF CLUB
The 50th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship will take place at the historic Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary from July 22-28, 2024. The 2024 CPKC Women’s Open will mark the 7th time that the province of Alberta has hosted the national open championship.
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO
The following player transcripts from Sunday at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club are available online:
ABOUT THE CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour challenged for the CPKC Women’s Open from August 22-27, 2023, at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. Through its CPKC Has Heart program, title sponsor CPKC will once again make a substantial donation to the host community of Canada’s National Open Golf Championship by supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. The 2023 CPKC Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CPKC, BDO, Audi, RBC, theScore, Levelwear, Transitions, Titleist, FootJoy, Journie Rewards, Hilton, Sleeman Clear 2.0, Think Turkey, The Keg, Johnsonville, Cayman Islands, Masi, Celebrity Cruises, STALK&BARREL, Matt & Steve’s, Coca-Cola, Rolex and is supported by Sport Hosting Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada.
For information visit www.cpkcwomensopen.com.