Canada’s CPKC Women’s Open once again named LPGA Tour’s tournament of year

The CPKC Women’s Open has won the LPGA Tour’s highest tournament honour for the second consecutive year.

The event, hosted Aug. 22-27 at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, was named the back-to-back winner of tour’s tournament of the Year at the LPGA’s annual year-end tournament awards Wednesday night.

“We really have a secret sauce,” tournament director Ryan Paul told The Canadian Press at the CME Group Tour Championship, the final event of the LPGA Tour season. “It’s really an incredible golf tournament. You’ve got the best players in the world a rope-line away from you, but outside the ropes there are so many great things that you can see and do.”

The Canadian tournament also won for best sponsor activation and best volunteer appreciation at the ceremony hosted at Tiburon Golf Club.

The sponsor nod was a culmination of the tournament’s partner programming like the Brooke Brigade fan zone. Unique for this year — and specially recognized — was a junior clinic at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre for First Nations youth hosted by star-in-waiting Rose Zhang. Zhang became the first golfer in 72 years to win in her pro debut on the LPGA Tour when she captured the Mizuho Americas Open in June.

The volunteer award stemmed from a new initiative where every player, caddie, and staff on site at Shaughnessy was given a poker chip to give to a volunteer who they recognized were going above-and-beyond their call of duty. The poker chip could be redeemed for prizes. There were more than 1,300 volunteers this year.

“A number like that you can see how important they are to the success of the event,” Paul said. “Without them we don’t have a golf tournament.”

American Megan Khang won the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open in a dramatic playoff over former world No. 1 Jin Young Ko. It was her first LPGA Tour win.

Big crowds and memorable performances during the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open helped Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) raise nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health, with $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation.

The 2024 LPGA Tour schedule was announced Thursday, with the CPKC Women’s Open set for July 25-28 at Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary.

“(With) the schedule, not going to lie … I was a little worried when we were going to change our date to July. The Olympics always messes things up,” Paul said. “But I spent some time talking to the players this week and they love our event. They’re not going to miss it for the world. They’re happy the schedule has a nice flow.”

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the CPKC Women’s Open. Paul said there are going to be a lot of announcements to come in celebration of the history of the tournament over the coming months. And he said a “three-peat” next year would be extra special as the event celebrates an important milestone.

The two-time tournament of the year will see its purse increased for 2024 to US$2.6 million, up from $2.5 million.

The total prize fund for the 2024 LPGA Tour season will be more than US$118 million, the highest ever in tour history and up a staggering 69 per cent from three years ago.

The tour will travel to 15 states and 10 countries and will feature three new events in 2024.

Announced earlier this week, the CME Group Tour Championship — the LPGA Tour’s season finale that features only the top 60 golfers on the yearlong Race to CME Globe — increased its purse from $7 million to $11 million with an impressive $4 million given to the winner. Only one event on the PGA Tour has a first-place prize of higher than $4 million.

“The money says that they’re valued in what they do as the top 60 players in the world playing here,” said LPGA Tour commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “And they should be compensated commensurate with that unbelievable world-class talent.”

The 2024 season will begin Jan. 18 with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Fla., where Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. will be the defending champion.

Megan Khang beats Jin Young Ko in playoff to win the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Vancouver, BC CPKC Women’s Open Sunday August 27, 2023 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club FINAL ROUND

Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Megan Khang rolled in her par putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Jin Young Ko and win the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

After dropping a stroke on 17, Khang needed a birdie on the final hole to force a playoff with Ko, who finished with a 3-under round of 69 to sit as the clubhouse leader. Khang went on to birdie and force a playoff that began on the 18th hole. On the first playoff hole, Khang two-putted to secure the championship.

“It feels like it hasn’t even sunk in yet. Honestly, I was kind of stressing the whole day, past two days. I relied pretty heavily on Jack (her caddie). At the end of the week to be on top, it’s huge and like the feeling just hasn’t really sunk in, so hopefully it does soon,” said Khang with a laugh.

Khang finished with rounds of 71-66-68-74= 279 (-9) to secure the first LPGA Tour victory of her career. Prior to the victory, Khang had 34 Top-10 finishes, including today’s historic win in her career.

Khang’s win was the first playoff victory at the CPKC Women’s Open since 2015, when Lydia Ko defeated Stacey Lewis at the Vancouver Golf Club. Khang’s win is also the first by an American player since Brittany Lincicome in 2011.

Brooke Henderson bounced back on Sunday, shooting a 68 to finish the tournament at 2-under and T13, earning her the Sandra Post Medal, as the low Canadian.

For more information on the final round of the CPKC Women’s Open, please click here.

CPKC RAISES NEARLY $3.5M IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN’S HEART HEALTH…

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) presented a cheque for nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health in the name of the CPKC Women’s Open, with $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation, prior to play on Sunday.

For more information, please click here.

2024 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN HEADING TO EARL GREY GOLF CLUB

The 50th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship will take place at the historic Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary from July 22-28, 2024. The 2024 CPKC Women’s Open will mark the 7th time that the province of Alberta has hosted the national open championship.

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO

The following player transcripts from Sunday at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club are available online:

Megan Khang
Jin Young Ko
Ruoning Yin
Brooke Henderson
Alena Sharp

Broadcast quality audio and interview transcripts can be downloaded here.

Broadcast quality video can be downloaded here.

CANADIAN LEADERBOARD

T13Brooke Henderson75, 68, 75, 68-2
T36Alena Sharp69, 76, 78, 68+3
MCBrooke Rivers (a)71,79+6
MCMaddie Szeryk73, 77+6
MCSarah-Eve Rheaume77, 74+7
MCEllie Szeryk (a)77, 75+8
MCBrigitte Thibault78, 75+9
MCKatie Cranston (a)80, 73+9
MCVanessa Borovilos (a)77, 77+10
MCLauren Kim (a)77, 77+10
MCLuna Lu (a)77, 79+12
MCLauren Zaretsky (a)80, 77+13
MCSonja Tang (a)81,79+16
MCYeji Kwon (a)81, 80+17
MCAngela Arora (a)81,80+17

ABOUT THE CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN

The stars of the LPGA Tour challenged 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.

Children and Megan Khang win at CPKC Women’s Open; nearly $3.5 million raised for heart health in B.C.

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Vancouver, BC CPKC Women’s Open Sunday August 27, 2023 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club FINAL ROUND Cheques presentation

VANCOUVER – Big crowds and memorable performances during the CPKC Women’s Open helped Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) raise nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health, with $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation.

Megan Khang finished the week with a dramatic playoff win to take home her first LPGA Tour victory and the US$350,000 winner’s share of the US$2.5 million purse, one of the largest for a non-major on the LPGA Tour.

“The CPKC Women’s Open returned to Vancouver this week showcasing the best golfers in the world,” said Keith Creel, CPKC President and CEO. “On behalf of the entire CPKC family, I want to congratulate Megan Khang on her win! It was a tremendous week of golf. Together, we raised the biggest amount ever during our sponsorship of this this event, this year all in support of children’s heart health in B.C.

“CPKC is honored to continue making a lasting difference in communities across Canada through CPKC Has Heart, our community investment program supporting heart health initiatives,” Creel added. “Over the last decade as title sponsor of the CPKC Women’s Open, through CPKC Has Heart we’ve raised nearly $20 million for children’s heart health.”

This year’s total donation is the result of several fundraising efforts of the CPKC Has Heart campaign. Through CPKC Birdies for Heart, CPKC contributed for each birdie made by Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club members prior to the tournament and $5,000 for each birdie made by LPGA players on the 16th hole during championship tournament play at Shaughnessy. CPKC also matched donations made during a BC Children’s Hospital Foundation campaign online in February, which is heart month.

“One in every 100 children in BC is born with a heart defect, and BC Children’s Hospital’s Heart Centre is there for them,” said Malcolm Berry, President and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The centre provides specialized care and treatment through more than 10,000 patient visits each year. With CPKC’s generous support of the Heart Centre’s physical spaces, patients and families will soon have a true place of healing and comfort, while health care teams will collaborate in ways never before possible. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to CPKC for helping to elevate the care provided at BC Children’s Hospital.”

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Kamloops was the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open community partner.

“The Royal Inland Hospital Foundation is beyond grateful to partner with CPKC for another successful year raising funds for cardiac care,” said RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman. “Located in Kamloops, B.C., Royal Inland Hospital is the only tertiary acute care hospital in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region, serving a catchment of over 225,000 British Columbians. As our community grows it is imperative that we continue to develop our cardiac program so that when patients require timely access to care they can feel reassured knowing that this type of specialized care is close to home. Through CPKC’s Community Partnership and matching initiatives, we have raised an incredible total of $580,000 greatly benefitting cardiac care. We can’t thank you enough.”

“What CPKC has done to leave a meaningful legacy in the host communities of the CPKC Women’s Open has been exceptional,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “We are so proud of the impact of CKPC on heart health and are thrilled that the British Columbia community will once again benefit from the incredible generosity of our partners through the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open.”

Megan Khang takes three-shot lead into final round of the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Vancouver, BC CPKC Women’s Open Saturday, August 26, 2023 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club ROUND 3 Megan Khang

Final Round pairings and tee times available

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience

Saturday, August 26, 2023 – Megan Khang heads into Sunday’s final round looking to secure her first career win on the LPGA Tour. She’ll be playing in the final pairing for the second straight day and will do so with a three-shot lead over Sei Young Kim.

Khang’s round began with six consecutive pars before recording back-to-back birdies on seven and eight. Khang strung together three more birdies in a row from 14 through 16 and added one more on 18 to shoot 68 on Saturday and get to 11-under for the tournament.

Kim flirted with potentially reaching the tournament course record throughout her round that featured a hole-in-one on the par three, 8th hole and an eagle on 14 to finish with a 67. Jodi Ewart Shadoff tied Kim for low round of the day, also shooting a 67 and is at 4-under for the tournament.

This marks the third consecutive CPKC Women’s Open that Megan Khang has entered the final round with a combined three-day score of 205.

Brooke Henderson shot 75 on Saturday and sits at 2-over for the tournament. Alena Sharp is at 7-over following a 78 today.

For more information on Moving Day, Saturday at the CPKC Women’s Open, please click here.

CANADIAN LEADERBOARD

T34Brooke Henderson75, 68, 75+2
T62Alena Sharp69, 76, 78+7
MCBrooke Rivers (a)71,79+6
MCMaddie Szeryk73, 77+6
MCSarah-Eve Rheaume77, 74+7
MCEllie Szeryk (a)77, 75+8
MCBrigitte Thibault78, 75+9
MCKatie Cranston (a)80, 73+9
MCVanessa Borovilos (a)77, 77+10
MCLauren Kim (a)77, 77+10
MCLuna Lu (a)77, 79+12
MCLauren Zaretsky (a)80, 77+13
MCSonja Tang (a)81,79+16
MCYeji Kwon (a)81, 80+17
MCAngela Arora (a)81,80+17

FINAL ROUND PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES

Click here for pairings and tee times for the final round of the CPKC Women’s Open on Sunday, August 27.

BROADCAST TIMES

Round 4

Sunday, August 27       TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

CPKC HAS HEART CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION…CHEQUE PRESENTATION SET FOR SUNDAY…

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.

Ahead of Sunday’s final round, CPKC will present a cheque to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at 8:00 a.m. PT on the first tee.

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.

Megan Khang ties tournament course record to sit atop crowded leaderboard at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Khang shoots 66 to tie tournament course record set Thursday by Yuka Saso

Brooke Henderson leads Canadian contingent after shooting 4-under on Friday

Third Round pairings and tee times available

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.

Friday, August 25, 2023 – One day after Yuka Saso shot a 6-under 66 to set a Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club tournament course record, Megan Khang went out and did the same on Friday at the CPKC Women’s Open.

Khang made the turn at one-under and finished strongly with five straight birdies on holes 11 through 15, to get to 6-under on the day. Khang closed with three consecutive pars in a bogey free round. She takes a one-shot lead into the weekend over Linn Grant who shot a 71 on Friday and sits at 6-under for the tournament. 2019 CPKC Women’s Open champion, Jin Young Ko is two back at 5-under along with first round leader, Yuka Saso.

Brooke Henderson bounced back with a bogey-free round of 68 on Friday and is at 1-under for the tournament in T11. Joining Henderson into weekend play is Alena Sharp, who shot 75 on Friday and sits even par for the tournament.

For more information on Friday’s opening round, please click here.

CANADIAN LEADERBOARD

T11Brooke Henderson75, 68-1
T33Alena Sharp69, 76+1
MCBrooke Rivers (a)71,79+6
MCMaddie Szeryk73, 77+6
MCSarah-Eve Rheaume77, 74+7
MCEllie Szeryk (a)77, 75+8
MCBrigitte Thibault78, 75+9
MCKatie Cranston (a)80, 73+9
MCVanessa Borovilos (a)77, 77+10
MCLauren Kim (a)77, 77+10
MCLuna Lu (a)77, 79+12
MCLauren Zaretsky (a)80, 77+13
MCSonja Tang (a)81,79+16
MCYeji Kwon (a)81, 80+17
MCAngela Arora (a)81,80+17

THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES

Click here for pairings and tee times for the third round of the CPKC Women’s Open on Saturday, August 26.

BROADCAST TIMES

Round 3

Saturday, August 26     TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

Round 4

Sunday, August 27       TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

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.

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.

Yuka Saso sets tournament course record to lead after opening day at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Vancouver, BC CPKC Women’s Open Thursday, August 24, 2023 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club ROUND 1 Yuka Saso

Alena Sharp sits tied for third to lead Canadian contingent at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Second Round pairings and tee times available

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.

Thursday, August 24, 2023 – Yuka Saso shot a 6-under 66 to set a Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club tournament course record and leads by three after the opening round of the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open.

Saso began her round on the back nine and shot an even-par 36. She recorded four straight front-nine birdies to close with a 6-under 30. Her round of 66 breaks the previous tournament record of 67 set by Michiko Hattori during the 1988 Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Shaughnessy. Saso sits atop the leaderboard, one shot ahead of Linn Grant who sits at 5-under 67.

Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ont. leads the Canadian contingent and sits in a tie for third after shooting a 3-under, 69 on Thursday morning. Team Canada amateur Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ont. shot a 1-under, 71 and sits T13.

For more information on Thursday’s opening round, please click here.

CANADIAN LEADERBOARD

T3Alena Sharp69-3
T13Brooke Rivers (a)71-1
T31Maddie Szeryk73+1
T71Brooke Henderson75+3
T100Sarah-Eve Rheaume77+5
T100Lauren Kim (a)77+5
T100Ellie Szeryk (a)77+5
T100Luna Lu (a)77+5
T100Vanessa Borovilos (a)77+5
T115Brigitte Thibault78+6
T139Lauren Zaretsky (a)80+8
T139Katie Cranston (a)80+8
T144Sonja Tang (a)81+9
T144Angela Arora (a)81+9
T144Yeji Kwon81+9

SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES

Click here for pairings and tee times for the second round of the CPKC Women’s Open on Friday, August 25.

FRIDAY IS RED & WHITE DAY
The tradition returns on Friday with the annual Red and White Day at the CPKC Women’s Open. Spectators, volunteers, and attendees on site are encouraged to wear the nation’s colours while cheering on the Canadian contingent chasing a LPGA Tour title on home soil.

BROADCAST TIMES

Round 2

Friday, August 25         TSN, RDS, Golf Channel      3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

Round 3

Saturday, August 26     TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

Round 4

Sunday, August 27       TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

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.

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.

2023 CPKC Women’s Open set to begin on Thursday

Lydio Ko - 2023 CPKC Women's Open - Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

Opening Round pairings and tee times available

Thursday’s opening ceremonies set for 6:45 a.m. PT on the 1st Tee

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.

THREE-TIME CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPION LYDIA KO ON RETURNING TO VANCOUVER…

“I had my first LPGA win in Vancouver, and I think it’s where everything kind of started. Who knows, if I didn’t win or play that event maybe I might have not got the opportunities along the way. Yeah, it’s always going to be a very special place for me. I said maybe like if I win like a fourth time I would be like an honorary Canadian by then.”

ROSE ZHANG ON COMPETING ON THE LPGA TOUR…

“There are no words to describe how blessed and thankful I am to be able to be on this stage and playing the sport that I love. If anything, it makes me want to go out there and not only do my best on the golf course, but even off the golf course. Making sure that I’m doing everything that I can to become my best self. Be someone that other people can look up to and feel encouraged to play this game. That’s all I really want. I realized that the LPGA Tour, being on this platform and seeing so many other veterans do the same thing, it really humbles me and wants me to become better.”

STACY LEWIS ON PLAYING SHAUGHNESSY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB THIS WEEK…

“I think it’s a good golf course. I think it’s a little bit tricky. Some of the lengths of holes are playing for the firmness of greens, I think you’ll see the officials hopefully move some of the holes up just to -some of the greens just aren’t made for 5s and 6-irons. They’re made for a little bit shorter clubs. Hopefully officials will adjust there a little bit and make it a little bit more playable, because it’s just one of those courses you can hit a good shot and it hits on a downslope and goes over the back. It’s going to be a great test.  Nothing crazy under par is going to win this thing. You look back at the history here, it was single digits under par.  I think you’ll see more of the same.”

GABRIELA RUFFELS ON BEING A SPONSOR INVITE AND RETURNING TO VANCOUVER…

“Yeah, it’s great.  I was super excited to get the invite.  I know this is one of the bigger events on the LPGA schedule, so I was super excited when I found out that I was going to come here. I was here a couple months ago for my U.S. Women’s Open qualifier actually, which I got through, I qualified, so I have good memories from Vancouver and it’s nice to be back.”

GOLF CANADA CEO LAURENCE APPLEBAUM ON THE 2023 CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN …

“It’s an incredible golf province, incredible golf locale, one of the special ones in our country.  The 2023 CPKC Women’s Open will be our greatest commercial success in the history of the Canadian Women’s Open. For us to have a title sponsor like CPKC, a new elite partner like BDO and our other vast partnerships, everyone from Audi to Levelwear, we will have our greatest commercial success. And as many of you know, as the National Sport Federation we take everything we do and drive it back into our performance program, participation program, and our membership services, so we’re thrilled that we could have such an amazing result here in Shaughnessy.”

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.

BROADCAST TIMES

Round 1

Thursday, August 24    TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

Round 2

Friday, August 25         TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

Round 3

Saturday, August 26     TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

Round 4

Sunday, August 27       TSN, RDS, Golf Channel     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

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.

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.

Championship Pro-Am set for Wednesday at 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Photo Bernard Brault, Golf Canada Vancouver, BC CPKC Women’s Open Tuesday , August 22, 2023 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Press Conference Paula Reto Brooke Henderson

Opening Round pairings and tee times now 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.”

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Zhao, Park, Simmermacher and Lu earn final qualifier spots into 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.

FOUR PLAYERS EARN FINAL SPOTS INTO CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN…

The full field of 156 golfers competing for the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open is now set after the final four spots were secured during Monday’s final qualifier at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. 14-year-old Alice Ziyi Zhao (Irvine, Calif.) shot a 3-under, 69 to finish in the top spot. Joining her are Kum-Kang Park (Seoul, Republic of Korea) who shot a 2-under, 70 along with Luna Lu (Surrey, B.C.) and Magdalena Simmermacher (Buenos Aires, Argentina) who both shot rounds of 1-under, 71 to qualify. With Lu’s qualification there will be 15 Canadians competing for the National Open Championship this week at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

For the final results from Monday’s final qualifier, please click here.

CPKC WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SET FOR TUESDAY

Golf Canada and CPKC will host the sixth annual CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday, August 22 at nearby Marine Drive Golf Club as part of the weeklong excitement of the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open. The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will bring together like-minded businesspeople from across the country for a day of networking, empowerment, and philanthropy. The Summit will also raise awareness for the CPKC Women’s Open, with attendees receiving access to the tournament during the week and participating in clinics.

GOLF CANADA TO HOST CLINIC FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROSE ZHANG
Golf Canada has connected with its First Tee network in the Vancouver area to provide children with a unique opportunity to join a golf clinic with LPGA Tour global rising star Rose Zhang. The clinic will take place at nearby Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre from 10:00am to 12:30pm with Zhang joining the group from 10:45 to 11:45am to showcase her game and answer questions from the group. Participants will then break up into three groups to develop their golf and life skills through First Tee – Golf Canada’s youth development program providing accessible and welcoming introductions to golf, along with life-enhancing experiences through the sport. First Tee – BC has been delivering programming to youth at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre since 2021, as well as golf courses, schools, and community centres across the province.

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.

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.

2023 CPKC Women’s Open kicks off with final qualifying

Point Grey Golf & Country Club

42 players to compete Monday in Final Qualifier at Point Grey Golf & Country Club for the final four spots into the field of the CPKC Women’s Open

Tournament week kicks off Monday, August 21 at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club with Celebrity Pro-Am in support of the Golf Canada Foundation

Four additional Canadians earn exemption into Canada’s National Open Championship

Download the Golf Canada App for your full CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Experience; Media Guide & Player Performance Guide available.

CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN FINAL QUALIFIER SET FOR MONDAY…

A field of 42 golfers will be competing for the final four spots in the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open during Monday’s final qualifier being held at Point Grey Golf & Country Club with a 10:00 a.m. PT start. For tee times in Monday’s Final Qualifier, please click here.

FOUR CANADIAN AMATEURS EARN EXEMPTIONS INTO FIELD…

Canadian amateurs Vanessa Borovilos (Toronto, Ont.), Yeji Kwon (Port Coquitlam, B.C.), Ellie Szeryk (London, Ont.) and Sonja Tang (Vancouver, B.C.) have earned tournament exemptions, boosting the number of Canadians competing in the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open to 14.

2023 JUNIOR SKILLS CHALLENGE NATIONAL EVENT CONCLUDED SUNDAY
24 of Canada’s most skilled junior golfers competed in the 14th edition of Junior Skills Challenge on Sunday at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. The juniors competed in a three-part skills challenge consisting of putting, chipping, and driving across six divisions. The event is the culmination of more than 1,300 Junior Skills Challenge participants competing at 100 qualifying events across Canada. For full results click here.

CELEBRITY PRO-AM IN SUPPORT OF GOLF CANADA FOUNDATION…

Tournament week at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open kicks off Monday with the Golf Canada Foundation Celebrity Pro-Am. 18 groups will tee off in a shotgun format beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT. The field will consist of professionals, amateurs and celebrities with funds being raised for the Golf Canada Foundation.

CPKC WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SET FOR TUESDAY

Golf Canada and CPKC will host the sixth annual CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday, August 22 at nearby Marine Drive Golf Club as part of the weeklong excitement of the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open. The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will bring together like-minded businesspeople from across the country for a day of networking, empowerment, and philanthropy. The Summit will also raise awareness for the CPKC Women’s Open, with attendees receiving access to the tournament during the week and participating in clinics.

GOLF CANADA TO HOST CLINIC FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROSE ZHANG
Golf Canada has connected with its First Tee network in the Vancouver area to provide children with a unique opportunity to join a golf clinic with LPGA Tour global rising star Rose Zhang. The clinic will take place at nearby Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre from 10:00am to 12:30 p.m. PT with Zhang joining the group from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. PT to showcase her game and answer questions from the group. Participants will then break up into three groups to develop their golf and life skills through First Tee – Golf Canada’s youth development program providing accessible and welcoming introductions to golf, along with life-enhancing experiences through the sport. First Tee – BC has been delivering programming to youth at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre since 2021, as well as golf courses, schools, and community centres across the province.

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:

2023 CPKC Women’s Open Media Guide

CPKC Women’s Open – 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.