Canadian Hannah Hellyer earns co-medallist honours to earn spot in first LPGA Tour event

Fourteen Canadians to compete at 2017 CPKC Women’s Open

 OTTAWA (Golf Canada) –– Thirty-one players competed for four spots in the 2017 CPKC 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 CPKC 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 CPKC Women’s Open. She fell just short of Monday qualifying for the 2014 CPKC Women’s Open, losing a three-way playoff for the final qualifying position.

Sheils has played in nine events on the LPGA Tour this year. Her best result was a T35 finish at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I.

South Korea’s Ming-G Kim carded a 2-under par 70 to tie for third with Alison Walshe of Palm Beach, Fla.

Kim has played in five LPGA events in 2017 and Walshe has played in three.

Hellyer will be the 14th Canadian in the field at the CPKC Women’s Open. All are trying to become the first Canadian to win an LPGA Tour event on Canadian soil since Canadian Golf Hall of Fame honoured member Jocelyne Bourassa won La Canadienne in 1973.

The following are full scores from 2017 CPKC Women’s Open Final Qualifying at Camelot Golf and Country Club.

1. Hannah Hellyer, *34-35-69 -3
1. Madeline Sheils, *35-34-69 -3
3. Ming-g Kim, *35-35-70 -2
3. Alison Walshe, *33-37-70 -2
5. Christina Foster, *35-36-71 -1
6. Sarah-Eve Rheaume (a), *37-35-72 E
7. Briana Mao, *36-37-73 +1
7. Rachel Rohanna, *34-39-73 +1
7. Julieta Granada (a), *38-35-73 +1
10. Anne Van Dam, *34-40-74 +2
10. Jessica Ip (a), *34-40-74 +2
10. Céleste Dao (a), *36-38-74 +2
13. Salimah Mussani, *39-36-75 +3
14. Emily Tubert, *37-39-76 +4
14. Monet Chun (a), *38-38-76 +4
14. Alejandra Llaneza, *37-39-76 +4
17. Cindy Lacrosse, *39-38-77 +5
17. Emily Romancew (a), *39-38-77 +5
17. Brogan McKinnon, *37-40-77 +5
17. Mathilde Denicourt (a), *39-38-77 +5
21. Sylvie Schetagne, *42-36-78 +6
22. Kasumi Kuniyoshi (a), *39-40-79 +7
23. Linda Wang (a), *40-40-80 +8
24. Mackenzie Barrie, *39-42-81 +9
24. Haley Yerxa (a), *43-38-81 +9
26. Aram Choi, *41-41-82 +10
27. Georgia Oboh (a), *41-42-83 +11
28. Alison Timlin, *40-45-85 +13
28. Katherine Gravel-Coursol (a), *42-43-85 +13
30. Audrey Paradis (a), *46-41-87 +15
31. Jasmine Paton, *46-45-91 +19
WD. Lory Paradis (a), *

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

11:00 am – Grace St-Germain, Augusta James, Brittany Marchand, Anne-Catherine Tanguay
12:10 pm – Lorie Kane
1:00 pm – Presentation to OH&GC Superintendent Eric Ruhs
2:00 pm – Brooke Henderson
3:00 pm – Alena Sharp

Wednesday, Aug. 23

TBD – Ariya Jutanugarn, 2016 champion
TBD – Lydia Ko, champion, 2012, 2013, 2015 champion
TBD – Katherine Kirk, 2008 champion

Note to Media: Download the 2017 CPKC Women’s Open Media Guide by clicking here.

A full field list of players confirmed to compete in the 2017 CPKC Women’s Open is available by clicking here.

CP Has Heart charity campaign to benefit Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario…
Now in its fourth year, CP’s community investment program, CP Has Heart, is committed to raising funds in support of children’s heart health in the host community of the CPKC Women’s Open. The 2017 edition of Canada’s National Women’s Open is proud to have the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as the beneficiary charity.

The CP Has Heart fundraising activities tied to the CPKC Women’s Open and CHEO are part of CP’s overarching “Beautiful Hearts” campaign across the Ottawa region which will also run during the CFL regular season, playoffs and Grey Cup.

The “Beautiful Hearts” campaign will support the refurbishment of facilities that patients use every day at CHEO and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and celebrate the resiliency and spirit of the human heart.

Through August 27, 2017, CP will match all donations made towards pediatric cardiac at www.cheoheart.com. CP will also donate $5,000 to CHEO for every birdie made by a player on the 15th hole at Ottawa Hunt during this year’s championship. The 15th hole will also feature the 15th Green CP Fan Zone where golf fans can donate $20 to upgrade their grounds pass to access a covered greenside bleacher and viewing area with all proceeds to benefit CHEO.

Since 2014, the CP Has Heart charity campaign has raised more than $4.5 million in support of children’s heart health.

Kids 17-and-under Get in Free…
Golf Canada and CP are committed to offering a fan friendly, family event with the CPKC Women’s Open. To introduce more juniors to the sport, children aged 17-and-under get FREE admission to the CPKC Women’s Open for the entire week.

Juniors – 17 & Under Free
Early Week (Mon-Wed) – $11.30
Anyday Grounds (Thurs-Sun) – $39.55
Weekly (Mon-Sun) – $90.40

Television coverage…
Thursday, August 24 – Golf Channel – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August – 25 Golf Channel – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August – 26 Golf Channel – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 27 – Golf Channel – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

NOTE: All times listed are in Eastern Time. Times are approximate and are subject to change without notice.