News and notes from Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for Sunday, August 27th
OTTAWA (Golf Canada) –– 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 CPKC 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 CPKC 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).
“Today didn’t go quite as well as I would have liked,” Henderson said. “But still having that support around me was amazing and I’m going to remember this week forever.”
On Sunday, Henderson collected her 11th top-15 finish of the season. On Monday, she will hop on the first flight out to Portland, Oregon, to defend her back-to-back Cambia Portland Classic titles.
Even though she signed autographs for over an hour after her round, Henderson is ready to get back on the course this upcoming week.
“I’m eager to get there,” she added. “I feel like I left some things out on the table right now. So I’m excited to get started on Thursday and hopefully defend for the third time in Portland.”
Canadian Scores – Round 4
Brooke Henderson – 74-69-63-71–277 (-7)
Brittany Marchand – 73-67-72-69–281 (-3)
—DID NOT ADVANCE —
Maddie Szeryk * – 79-70–149 (+7)
Jaclyn Lee * -75-74–140 (+7)
Augusta James – 73-76–149 (+7)
Anne-Catherine Tanguay – 76-73–149 (+7)
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc – 73-77-150 (+8)
Alena Sharp – 78-73–151 (+9)
Grace St-Germain – 80-72–152 (+10)
Jennifer Ha – 74-80–154 (+12)
Hannah Hellyer – 78-78–156 (+14)
Samantha Richdale -77-80–157 (+15)
Naomi Ko * -83-75–158 (+16)
Lorie Kane – 80-81–161 (+19)
* Denotes Amateur
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CP Birdies for Heart – 45 birdies raise $225,000…
Title sponsor CP stepped up to encourage players to make birdies on the 15th green during tournament play by offering a donation of $5,000 for each birdie made in support of pediatric cardiac care at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. During Sunday’s round, six birdies by LPGA Tour players raised $30,000 for charity. In total, 45 birdies at Ottawa Hunt raised $225,000.
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ABOUT THE 2017 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CPKC Women’s Open from August 21-27, 2017 at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club in Ottawa. The CPKC Women’s Open is proud to name the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario as the official tournament charity for 2017. Funds raised will be dedicated to the pediatric cardiology program and are being matched by CP through its CP Has Heart community program. The CPKC Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by CP, RBC, WestJet, Levelwear, Coors Light, Ballantine’s, MNP, Golf Town, Acura, the Government of Canada and Ottawa Tourism. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.
ABOUT CP HAS HEART
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That’s why, through CP Has Heart, we’ve already committed more than $10 million to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we’re showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.
GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 305,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca