August 27, 2017
SUNG HYUN PARK WINS CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Sunday, August 27th –
OTTAWA – Although Sung Hyun Park is an LPGA Tour rookie, she certainly hasn’t been playing like one in 2017.
Park, who captured the U.S. Women’s Open earlier this year, fired a 7-under-par 64 on Sunday – the round of the day – to win the CP Women’s Open by two shots over Mirim Lee.
“I think it was a perfect game today,” she said. “There were no mistakes today and I think it was perfect.”
Park is essentially a lock for the LPGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year award this year thanks to her her major victory at the US Women’s Open a few weeks ago followed by her win in Ottawa this week. She made no bogeys Sunday and birdied two of her final three holes to lock up her seventh top-10 finish of the year.
“Because I am a rookie, I don’t really worry about every shot,” explained Park. “I just did every shot with confidence. My confidence made me do well this year.”
Lee had two eagles on her scorecard and locked up her best result since her victory earlier this year at the Kia Classic.
Shanshan Feng, Marina Alex, Cristie Kerr, In Gee Chun and Nicole Broch Larsen finished in a five-way tie for third at 10-under 274.
In front of hordes of adoring Canadian fans, Brooke Henderson locked in her career-best finish at the CP Women’s Open. Henderson needed three birdies on the back nine on Sunday to fight her way back to even par for the day and into a tie for 12th at -7 (277).
August 26th, 2017
BROOKE HENDERSON CARDS RECORD 63 TO VAULT INTO CONTENTION AT CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Saturday, August 26th –
OTTAWA – On a day when Brooke Henderson thrilled hometown crowds, it was an LPGA Tour rookie and former major champion who sat atop the leaderboard heading into Sunday’s finale at the CP Women’s Open.
Henderson got things started in a big way early Saturday, birdieing three of her first six holes. She was bogey-free during the third round, and ended up shooting a course-record 8-under 63, topping the previous 64 record set by Yani Tseng in 2008.
Henderson sits three shots back of LPGA Tour rookie Nicole Broch Larsen and Mo Martin, whose only win on Tour came at the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open.
What a difference 24 hours makes. On Friday, Henderson needed a birdie just to make the 36-hole cut. On Saturday, she’s just three strokes off the lead.
To quote Henderson – “I moved.”
The Canadian darling absolutely lit up Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club during Saturday’s Moving Day, dropping eight birdies en route to a course-record 63 and ensuring her adoring fans would again flock to the course Sunday.
“It was just like the perfect day,” said Henderson, whose 63 ties her career-low round on the LPGA Tour. “I hit the ball extremely well. Mentally I was right on. I felt in the zone as a lot of athletes call it. I felt like I was in the best place of mind for me to play my best.”
August 25th, 2017
IN GEE CHUN TAKES LEAD INTO THE WEEKEND AT CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Friday, August 25th –
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) – In Gee Chun is tired of finishing second.
Chun, who has notched four runner-up results in 2017 – including losing in a playoff at the Manulife LPGA Classic earlier this year – is doing her best to lock up her first victory on the LPGA Tour since 2016, as she leads by two heading to the weekend at the CP Women’s Open.
“I (had) a lot of seconds this year, but I think they were good memories for me and a good experience,” said Chun, who sits at 8-under par. “I think I’m ready to win.”
Chun made five birdies Friday and just one bogey to fire a 4-under-par 67, the same score she shot Thursday. She admitted she was having trouble reading the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club’s tricky greens, but managed to coordinate things better with her caddie, who helped her line things up better.
“I had a hard time seeing the putting line, so I asked my caddie, and he picked good lines,” she said. “I trusted my line and made it.”
Chasing Chun is a trio of Americans: Mo Martin, Brittany Lincicome and Marina Alex.
August 24th, 2017
MARINA ALEX SHOOTS 66 TO GRAB OPENING-ROUND LEAD AT CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Thursday, August 24th –
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) – Marina Alex took to Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club early Thursday and posted a 5-under-par 66 to take the opening-round lead at the CP Women’s Open. The American recorded six birdies against a lone bogey.
“The greens were rolling unbelievably well. Really quick,” she said. “The nice thing is they’re still a bit soft, so the shots are holding into the greens, so it kind of makes for a good combo. You can hit shots in there pretty tight, and then you have really nice pace to hold them.”
Alex has notched four top-10s this season, but her best result of the year, a tie for seventh, happened in February at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. She credited her putting as the key to her success Thursday.
“I putted unbelievably well today. I rolled it so good. So I hope I can just carry that into the next couple days and just tidy up the ball-striking a little bit,” she explained.
England’s Holly Clyburn closed out her first round in style on Thursday, holing an eagle putt at the par-5 ninth to cap a 4-under round and sit in a tie for second with In Gee Chun.
“I’ve just been waiting for something to drop like that all day, actually,” said Clyburn, in her second year on the LPGA Tour and looking for her first career victory. “I played solid all day, and that was just a nice present on the last.”
August 23rd, 2017
PAST CHAMPIONS EYE ANOTHER WIN AT CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Wednesday, August 23rd –
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) – Ariya Jutanugarn has won the last two times she’s stepped onto Canadian soil. This week, she’s hoping to make it three-for-three at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.
Last year, Jutanugarn capped her five-win season with a four-stroke win at the 2016 CP Women’s Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Calgary. And in June 2017, she won the Manulife LPGA Classic in Kitchener, draining a 25-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat In Gee Chun and Lexi Thompson.
“I love everything here,” said Jutanugarn, who also had success here as an amateur, winning the 2012 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. “All the spectators, they’re so nice. They come support us and not only the tournament days. Even practice rounds they come out and give us full support. I feel like (it’s) my second home.”
Since the Thailand native’s victory in June, a nagging shoulder injury dating back to 2013 has been bothering the young player. She was forced to withdraw from one event and missed the cut at three of her last five starts. However, Jutanugarn comes into Ottawa off two weeks of rest and rehab and is ready to defend her title.
August 22nd, 2017
CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM TEE TIMES SET FOR 2017 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
– News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Tuesday, August 22nd –
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) – With the opening-round of the $2.25 million (US) CP Women’s Open less than two days away, tournament week at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club continues to showcase the finest in women’s professional golf.
Wednesday, August 23rd is Championship Pro-Am Day, as 50 professionals will entertain amateurs beginning at 7:10 am.
Click here for starting times for the Wednesday Championship Pro-Am.
Media Centre interview times…
The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. All times are subject to change.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
10 am – Katherine Kirk
12:30 pm – Ariya Jutanugarn
1 pm – Lydia Ko
August 21st, 2017
FOUR EARN SPOTS INTO 2017 CP WOMEN’S OPEN VIA MONDAY QUALIFYING
– Canadian Hannah Hellyer earns co-medallist honours to earn spot in first LPGA Tour event –
– Fourteen Canadians to compete at 2017 CP Women’s Open –
OTTAWA – Thirty-one players competed for four spots in the 2017 CP Women’s Open at Monday’s final qualifying event at Camelot Golf and Country Club.
Stirling, Ont., native Hannah Hellyer fired a 3-under-par 69 to share medallist honours with Madeline Sheils of Boise, Idaho, each earning a qualifying spot into Canada’s National Open Championship.
“My putting was really on point today,” said Hellyer. “It’s a dream come true to play in the CP Women’s Open and get to play against the world’s best.”
Hellyer – an assistant professional at St. Georges Golf and Country Club in Toronto – will be making her LPGA debut at the CP Women’s Open. She fell just short of Monday qualifying for the 2014 CP Women’s Open, losing a three-way playoff for the final qualifying position.
August 20th, 2017
PAIRINGS AND START TIMES SET FOR 2017 CP WOMEN’S OPEN MONDAY QUALIFIER.
– Four exemptions into the CP Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club will be will be awardedMonday at Camelot Golf and Country Club
Tournament Week for the CP Women’s Open gets underway Monday, August 21 with the Brooke and Friends Pro-Am –
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) – The final four spots into the 2017 CP Women’s Open field will be determined Monday, as the Final Qualifier is set for Camelot Golf and Country Club.
A total of 32 competitors will challenge for one of four spots into the field for Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship.
The Final Qualifier features 18 holes of stroke play with the low four competitors receiving an exemption into the 2017 CP Women’s Open field. If necessary, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately following the conclusion of play.
GROUPES ET HEURES DE DÉPART POUR LA QUALIFICATION FINALE POUR L’OMNIUM FÉMININ CP 2017
Quatre places au tableau de l’Omnium féminin CP à l’Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club seront accordées au terme de la qualification lundi au Camelot Golf and Country Club.
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) ─ Les quatre dernières places du tableau de l’Omnium féminin CP 2017 seront déterminées lors de la qualification finale du lundi, au Camelot Golf and Country Club.
Au total, 32 concurrentes s’affronteront pour obtenir l’une des quatre places encore disponibles au tableau du championnat national ouvert féminin du Canada.