CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM SET FOR WEDNESDAY AT 2023 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
Opening Round pairings and tee times now available
Interview times set for Wednesday at the CPKC Women’s Open Media Centre
Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.
CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM DAY AT CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
Wednesday, August 23 is Championship Pro-Am Day at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open. The event will see professional golfers entertain a field of amateurs as part of the LPGA Tour’s ‘Nine and Nine’ Pro-Am format, where amateur participants will play nine holes each with a pair of LPGA Tour professionals. Click here for pairings and start times for Wednesday’s Championship Pro-Am.
BROOKE HENDERSON ON PLAYING IN THE CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN…
“Yeah, this week is a big deal. It’s the highlight of my year pretty much every year. It’s exciting to get to be so close to so many fans, and regardless of where we are in the country, the fans and the crowds come out to watch. Just to feel that kind of love and support, it’s really special. I try to do my best and try to sign a bunch of autographs and take pictures, but also trying to make sure that I give the right amount of time for myself to really prepare and get the right amount of rest so I can go out and perform on Thursday through Sunday. Winning this championship back in 2018 is definitely the highlight of my career, so I would love to be able to do that again someday.”
For the full transcript of Brooke Henderson’s media availability on Tuesday, please click here.
PAULA RETO REFLECTING ON LAST YEAR’S WIN AND DEFENDING HER TITLE…
“It was such a dream for me to win. Every tournament I go into I’m thinking about that moment, all the good stuff that happened and everything that worked out. We strive for that and I still strive for that every day. But just knowing I can do it and able to do it here in Canada was amazing. And then I know it’s probably the hardest thing to defend your title, but I’m enjoying everybody here, the atmosphere, and just that stuff makes me a little bit more calmer, a little bit more easy and having to play. But such great vibes, and I’m so lucky to have won and I really want to do it again.
For the full transcript of Paula Reto’s media availability on Tuesday, please click here.
Reto is trying to become the third player in tournament history to successfully defend the championship and would join Lydia Ko (2012 & 2013) and Pat Bradley (1985 & 1986).
TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER LILIA VU ON BEING THE WORLD NO. 1 RANKED GOLFER… “I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I deserve that, but I know I’ve put in a lot of work, and I found that my game works best when I’m having fun and just doing my thing and not thinking too much about it. Just playing one shot at a time and knowing that I can win.”
For the full transcript of Lilia Vu’s media availability on Tuesday, please click here.
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO
Transcripts, audio and video from Tuesday at the CPKC Women’s Open include Brooke Henderson, Lilia Vu and Paula Reto.
Broadcast quality audio and interview transcripts can be downloaded here.
Transcripts from Maddie Szeryk and Ellie Szeryk can be found here.
PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES FOR OPENING ROUND OF CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
Click here for pairings and tee times for the opening round of the CPKC Women’s Open on Thursday, August 24.
MEDIA CENTRE INTERVIEW TIMES FOR WEDNESDAY
The following player interviews are scheduled in the media centre at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. All times listed are Pacific Time and are subject to change.
Wednesday, August 23
11:00 a.m. – Stacey Lewis
11:30 a.m. – Gabriela Ruffels
2:00 p.m. – Lydia Ko
2:30 p.m. – Rose Zhang
Other players for media availability at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club can be requested through the LPGA Tour and Golf Canada.
CPKC HAS HEART CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION…
CPKC and Golf Canada are proud to support the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as the primary charitable beneficiary for the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open. Among the charitable engagements tournament week will be the Birdies for Heart hole on no. 16 at Shaughnessy with a $5,000 donation made for every birdie made on the hole during the four rounds of the competition. In addition, CPKC is also proud to support a community beneficiary in Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in support of cardiac care. In nine years of title sponsorship of the CPKC Women’s Open, more than $16 million has been raised to support children’s heart health in the event’s host communities.
CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN – MEDIA GUIDE & PLAYER PERFORMANCE GUIDE
Below are links to the CPKC Women’s Open Media Guide as well as the all-time Player Performance Guide:
MOBILE APP EXPERIENCE…
Experience the CPKC Women’s Open like never before by downloading the Golf Canada Mobile App on your iOS or Android device. Essential features include a live map, leaderboard & pairings, tickets, breaking news, and special events. Plus, use the Golf Canada Mobile App to enhance your experience while playing! Find golf courses, track your game, set up matches against friends, access GPS yardages and more. Click here to download.
FIELD FOR THE 2023 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN… Click here for the full current list of competitors competing in the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open, August 22-27 at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.
Tickets for the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open are available here. Children aged 12-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult.
ABOUT THE CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge 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.