Sunday August 26th, 2018
HENDERSON MAKES HISTORY, CAPTURES 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Sunday, August 26th
REGINA (Golf Canada) – For the first time since 1973, a Canadian has won her country’s national golf championship. In front of hordes of fans screaming her name and singing O Canada, Brooke Henderson shot a final-round 65 and earned a decisive four-stroke win over Angel Yin at Regina’s Wascana Country Club.
Lifted all week by the adoring Canadian fans, Henderson carded birdies at five of her closing eight holes. While the win was at hand, Henderson didn’t feel it was truly hers until she put her approach at No. 18 to just 3 feet, ultimately sealing the victory.
“I know that might sound a little silly because I did have a few-shot lead, but anything can happen down the stretch,” said Henderson, who became the first Canadian since Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973 to win the CP Women’s Open. “I was pretty nervous. This was a big deal for me. To be able to hit that shot in and finally know that it was basically over was incredible, and I feel like that was the first time all day that I could really smile and really enjoy everything to its fullest.”
Saturday August 25th, 2018
HENDERSON IN PRIME POSITION TO CAPTURE CANADA’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
AT 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Saturday, August 25th
Golf Canada, CP, the LPGA Tour and Golf Channel partner with TSN to broadcast final round of the 2018 CP Women’s Open live on TSN1 and TSN3 on Sunday from 1-4pm ET (11 am to 2pm CT locally).
REGINA (Golf Canada) – Canadian phenom Brooke Henderson heads to Sunday’s final round of the CP Women’s Open with history on the line. Henderson carded a 2-under 70 on Saturday and holds a one-stroke lead over teenagers Nasa Hataoka and Angel Yin.
“I’m definitely in a good position heading into the final round, which is very exciting,” said Henderson, whose quiet smile was magnified by the hordes of Canadian golf fans lining Wascana Country Club on Saturday. “I feel like these crowds this week have been totally amazing, and I’ve been playing well for them, so I’m happy about that.”
Friday August 24th, 2018
YANG LEADS, HENDERSON AND YIN TRAIL BY ONE AFTER 36 HOLES AT CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Friday, August 24th
REGINA (Golf Canada) – Amy Yang, gunning for her first victory of 2018, shot a second-round 65 at the CP Women’s Open to hold the 36-hole lead at 13-under 131. The three-time LPGA Tour winner, who last visited the winner’s circle in February 2017 at the Honda LPGA Thailand, took advantage of the prime early scoring conditions, carding nine birdies to just two bogeys.
“My putting was really good today,” said Yang, who needed just 26 putts Friday. “I was hitting it pretty solid out there, but I gave myself a lot of good chances, and I think I made most of them out there.”
Yang holds a one-stroke lead over young guns Brooke Henderson and Angel Yin. Henderson again had partisan Canadian crowds following her every move, thrilling the fans with a closing birdie at No. 9, while Yin carded three consecutive birdies to finish her round.
Thursday August 23rd, 2018
THREE SHARE LEAD WITH HENDERSON LURKING AFTER
FIRST ROUND OF CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Thursday, August 23rd
REGINA (Golf Canada) – A trio of players at very different places in their LPGA careers sit atop the leaderboard at 8-under 64 after 18 holes at the CP Women’s Open.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the CP Women’s Open in 2016, is aiming for her fourth win of 2018, a season where she is leading the LPGA Tour in numerous statistical categories. Second-year player Nasa Hataoka struggled in her rookie year of 2017 but broke through in June for her first LPGA Tour victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&B, while nine-year veteran Mariajo Uribe is still looking for her elusive first victory. The three players combined for 26 birdies and only two bogeys and sit one stroke clear of Angel Yin and Nanna Koerstz Madsen at 7-under 65.
Canadian favorite Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont., opened with a bogey, but came back with four consecutive birdies at holes 4-7, finishing at 6-under 66 and in a seven-way tie for sixth, a group that includes three-time CP Women’s Open champion Lydia Ko.
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
PAST CHAMPIONS READY TO BATTLE AT 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Wednesday, August
REGINA (Golf Canada) — Newly minted Rolex Ranking No. 1 Sung Hyun Park is excited to return to Canada and defend her 2017 CP Women’s Open title.
A more confident and experienced Park enters this week’s event at Wascana Country Club after taking her fifth career victory at last week’s Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group 1001, which bumped her ahead of Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn for the top spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
“I am so excited and happy to be ranked No. 1,” said Park, who became the first LPGA Tour rookie to reach the top of the world rankings when she held the spot for one week in November 2017. “Nothing has really changed. It does put a little bit of pressure on me, but I just want to maintain that type of play. I’m still going to focus on what I need to get done this week.”
Tuesday August 21st, 2018
CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM TEE TIMES SET FOR 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Tuesday, August 21st
|REGINA (Golf Canada) — With the opening-round of the $2.25 million (US) CP Women’s Open less than two days away, tournament week at Wascana Country Club continues to showcase the finest in women’s professional golf.
Wednesday, August 21st is Championship Pro-Am Day. The event will see 102 professional golfers take to the course to entertain a field of 153 amateurs as part of the LPGA Tour’s new ‘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.
Monday August 20th, 2018
SASKATOON’S BOBBI BRANDON MONDAY QUALIFIES FOR 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
Sixteen Canadians to compete at 2018 CP Women’s Open
REGINA (Golf Canada) — Saskatoon native Bobbi Brandon was one of four golfers to claim one of the final exemptions into the 2018 CP Women’s Open via Monday’s qualifying event at Royal Regina Golf Club.
Brandon, a PGA of Canada Professional who works out of Moon Lake Golf & Country Club, carded a 2-over-par 74 to sit T2 among the 11-player field. This will be Brandon’s second appearance at the CP Women’s Open. She competed in Canada’s National Women’s Open in 1998 at Essex Golf and Country Club in Windsor, Ont., where she missed the cut.