Lauren Kim and Anna Huang earn exemptions into 2024 CPKC Women’s Open from the Peloton Glencoe Invitational

Lauren Kim and Anna Huang
Lauren Kim and Anna Huang - Peloton Glencoe Invitational - She Plays Golf Championship Series Photo: Dave Holland/Golf Canada

Kim and Huang first to book places through
She Plays Golf Championship Series

Calgary, Alta. – Team Canada athletes Lauren Kim (a) and Anna Huang (a) earned exemptions into the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open after finishing atop the leaderboard at the Peloton Glencoe Invitational at The Glencoe Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alta. as part of the She Plays Golf Championship Series.

Rain played a factor in Saturday’s final round causing two lengthy delays. When play resumed, Kim, of Surrey, B.C. continued her great play to fire a final round 70 to finish the tournament at 10-under (69-67-70) and win the 2024 Peloton Glen Invitational.

Kim said each day was a little different in terms of what worked well for her in Calgary, “the first two days my ball striking was really good, and I would say my putting came in really clutch today, I made a lot of really good par putts that saved my scores.”

Kim, the 18-year-old member of Team Canada and a freshman at the University of Texas, is the reigning Canadian Women’s Amateur champion and made the cut at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this April. With the win, Kim will be making her second consecutive appearance at the CPKC Women’s Open.

“I always love the challenge of trying to qualify to get into an LPGA Tour event and being able to play in it again its very fun, it’s our home event and getting to represent Canada and play in front of my home country and all the fans, it’s really exciting and fun,” said Kim following her round on Saturday.

Huang, of Vancouver, B.C. is a member of Team Canada NextGen and earned the second exemption after closing with a birdie on the 18th to finish at 8-under (69-67-72). She credited her patience for a strong finish on Saturday.

“I had a couple rough holes, but my mindset was just focus on each shot and play some simple steady golf and I think that’s what helped me,” said Huang.

The 15-year-old was part of Team Canada’s win at the 2023 World Junior Girls Championship and will be making her first appearance at the CPKC Women’s Open next month.

“It means so much to me, because the past few years I’ve tried to qualify and I’ve never made it, I’ve missed by one or two shots every time so to be able to make it this year is truly special and I’m really excited,” added Huang.

The Peloton Glencoe Invitational saw a field of 51 golfers (amateur and professional) in the women’s division, with 16 members of the Team Canada program competing in Calgary. The tournament was the first of three as part of the She Plays Golf Championship Series.

Both Kim and Huang agreed that the launch of She Plays Golf and the championship series is important for the game in Canada.

“I think it’s really important for women’s golf in Canada because it gives a lot of exposure to Canadians to play more events nationally in Canada which I think really helps,” said Huang.

“It’s definitely growing the women’s game in Canada and it’s something we definitely needed. It’s really important for all the juniors and the pros and a great opportunity to excel,” added Kim.

She Plays Golf is a citywide celebration of women’s golf anchored in each host market by a $60,000 CAD professional golf championship contested over 54-holes for a field of 60 professionals and elite amateurs. The tournaments are played with a cut after 36-holes and each championship sees players compete for WAGR points and two qualifying spots into the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open.

Players earn points for their finishes in the She Plays Golf Championship Series towards a series-long standings. The golfer with the most points following the final championship will also earn qualification into the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open, if not otherwise qualified and will be supported by Golf Canada’s Q School bursary program if they enter LPGA Q School in the fall.

The She Plays Golf Championship Series marks the rebirth of a professional women’s golf tour in Canada. There are two more tournaments in the series, GolfBC Group BC Women’s Open from June 19-22 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., and the ORORO PGA Women’s Championship of Canada from July 2-5 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ont.

She Plays Golf Festivals feature inclusive programming for women and girls, addressing gaps in the participation pathway and introducing new women and girls to the game in a safe, fun, and judgment-free environment. Festival activities take place at golf courses across the host city during the same week as the She Plays Golf Championship Series event with activities including introductory “Try Golf” events for women and girls new to golf, professional development for women in coaching, networking socials for women in business and leadership, and more.

For the final standings from the Peloton Glencoe Invitational, please click here.

For more information on She Plays Golf Festivals and Championship Series and to register, please click here.

Mississaugua Golf and Country Club to host 2025 CPKC Women’s Open

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2025 marks the first time the historic club will play host to the stars of the LPGA Tour; The 51st playing of Canada’s National Open Championship returns to the Greater Toronto Area for the third time since 2001.

In hosting the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club will become only the eighth club to host Golf Canada’s four premier events: CPKC Women’s Open, RBC Canadian Open, Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, and Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

Through CPKC’s community investment program, CPKC Has Heart, the event will once again be making a significant contribution to pediatric cardiac care in the host community.

The stars of the LPGA Tour are headed back to southern Ontario as Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) have announced that the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open will be contested at the historic Mississaugua Golf and Country Club from August 18-24, 2025.

The 2025 CPKC Women’s Open will mark the 21st time that the province of Ontario has hosted Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship and the first since 2022. The 2025 event will be the 51st playing of Canada’s National Open Championship and the first time that Mississaugua Golf and Country Club will challenge the stars of the LPGA Tour. 

In hosting the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club will become only the eighth club to host Golf Canada’s four premier events: CPKC Women’s Open, RBC Canadian Open, Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, and Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

“Together, with our partners at CPKC and the LPGA Tour, we are very proud to bring the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open to the world-class city of Mississauga and the prestigious Mississaugua Golf and Country Club,” said CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Director Ryan Paul. “Mississaugua Golf and Country Club has been an incredible partner to Golf Canada, hosting countless Golf Canada Championships at both the professional and amateur level. We are excited to add our National Women’s Open to this impressive list in 2025.”

Through its CPKC Has Heart campaign, CPKC once again will be making a significant charitable contribution to the host community. Since 2014, the CPKC Women’s Open has helped raise over $19 million in support of children’s heart health in North America.

“CPKC is thrilled to bring the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open to the city of Mississauga and back to the province of Ontario, which is an integral part of our North American network,” said Keith Creel, CPKC President and CEO. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the tournament will have in helping young hearts across Ontario.”

A host community beneficiary of the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open will be named by CPKC and Golf Canada at a later date.

Originally founded in 1906, Mississaugua has overlooked the Credit River in Mississauga for more than a century. The Club, which features an 18-hole championship golf course, has a storied history of hosting not only provincial championships but national championships as well, including the RBC Canadian Open, Men’s Canadian Amateur, and Canadian Women’s Amateur along with the World Junior Girls Golf Championship. Mississaugua is a full-service club offering along with golf: a four clay-court tennis facility, a six-sheet curling rink, state of the art fitness centre, and year-round dining options.

“The Members of Mississaugua are thrilled to welcome the very best LPGA Tour players to the Club for the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open,” said Rodger Leslie, Mississaugua Golf and Country Club President. “Hosting this wonderful tournament at our historic club gives us the opportunity to not only showcase our championship golf course but proudly share Mississaugua with the rest of Canada and the world. We are looking forward to partnering with Golf Canada and the surrounding community of Mississauga as we prepare for this world-class tournament in 2025. A highlight of the event for Mississaugua is the philanthropic dollars that will be generated for local charities through the CPKC Women’s Open, a cause near and dear to the heart our members.”

The Tournament Partners of the LPGA awarded the CPKC Women’s Open with Tournament of the Year honours in the previous two years (2022 and 2023). Golf Canada and CPKC also received Gold Driver Awards for Best Volunteer Engagement in 2023, Best Sponsor Activation in 2019, 2022, and 2023 as well as Best Community and Charity Engagement in three of the last five full season campaigns.

“Being selected to host the prestigious CPKC Women’s Open in 2025 is a huge honour and allows us another opportunity to highlight the sport of golf in the mix of events we are bringing to our vibrant city,” said Victoria Clarke, CEO of Visit Mississauga. “We look forward to welcoming the world’s best female golfers and witnessing their incredible talent here in Mississauga, and to showcase the “cultural canvas” that is our city on the world stage.”

Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has traditionally featured one of the strongest fields on the LPGA Tour vying for a total purse of $2.6 million USD. The 2024 CPKC Women’s Open – the 50th playing of the event – is being held at Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary from July 23-28, 2024.

First conducted in 1973, Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has allowed the brightest stars of the LPGA Tour to shine on Canadian soil to inspire the nation’s next generation of female golfers. Brooke Henderson’s historic victory in 2018 was the first time a Canadian had won the National Open since golf legend Jocelyne Bourassa 45 years earlier.

Information about volunteer opportunities and corporate hospitality for the 2025 CPKC Women’s Open at the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club will be available in the coming weeks.

2024

Full selection of 2024 CPKC Women’s Open tickets now available

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50th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship returns to Calgary

Golf Canada, in partnership with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) is pleased to release the full selection of ticket options for the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open taking place July 23-28 at the historic Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary.

Thirteen-time LPGA Tour winner and CPKC Ambassador Brooke Henderson along with defending champion Megan Khang are among early headliners set to compete with the top players in the Race to CME Globe standings for the first time at Earl Grey. The 2024 event will mark the fourth time that the City of Calgary will play host and seventh time for the province of Alberta.

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“The early response from the local community has been outstanding and we are looking forward to returning to the City of Calgary in July for the first time since 2016 for the 50th playing of our National Women’s Open Championship,” said CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Director Ryan Paul. “Earl Grey is a beautiful golf course and will provide a great test for the world’s most talented players. Golf fans will be in for a memorable week in Calgary. The CPKC Women’s Open is one of the top three women’s sporting events in Canada, don’t miss out on your chance to see these amazing athletes live.”

One of Canada’s premier annual sporting events, the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open returns to Calgary riding momentum from being named the LPGA Tour’s Tournament of the Year back-to-back years in 2022 and 2023. The 2023 tournament also won additional awards for Best Sponsorship Activation and Best Volunteer Appreciation at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

Fans of all ages will once again be able to experience the week-long celebration of golf highlighted by The Rink on the 17th hole at Earl Grey, and a variety of food and patio experiences at The Fare Way featuring the Keg.

CPKC will once again leave a meaningful legacy in the host community through its CPKC Has Heart Campaign. The official charitable partner of the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open is Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Last year, CPKC raised nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health with donations of $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (PIH) Foundation.

 As part of the championship’s commitment to junior golf, admission all week is free for youth aged 12-and-under. General admission tickets provide access to the golf course and enjoy fan activations throughout the property and experience the thrill of major professional golf.

Upgraded ticket experiences including corporate hospitality packages and premium guest hosting are also available.

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Make sure you are part of the action in Calgary!

Visit www.cpkcwomensopen.com/tickets/ to secure your tickets before they sell out!

2024

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation chosen as charity partner of 2024 CPKC Women’s Open

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Alberta Children's Hospital

Calgary – Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) is proud to announce that Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation has been chosen as the primary charity partner for the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open, to be held at the historic Earl Grey Golf Club from July 23 – 28, 2024.

“CPKC is pleased to once again partner with the Alberta Children’s Hospital through the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open,” said Keith Creel, CPKC President and CEO. “By building on our first Women’s Open partnership with Alberta Children’s Hospital in 2016, we will leverage our community investment program, CPKC Has Heart, to help the youngest hearts across Alberta.”

This year’s goal is to raise more than $2.75 million for Alberta Children’s Hospital. Those funds will be dedicated to support researchers at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute who believe there is potential to develop a routine blood test to provide earlier detection of congenital heart defects or other anomalies at birth so parents and caregivers can be prepared before the baby is born.

“Every year in Alberta, there are approximately 550 babies born with a congenital heart defect,” says Saifa Koonar, President and CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “With this incredible support from the CPKC Women’s Open, our researchers are working to develop a new, non-invasive test to identify these problems sooner, leading to better prenatal care and opportunities for critical life-saving interventions.”

“It has been inspiring to share in the impact of CPKC Has Heart on the lives of countless youth and families in the host communities of the CPKC Women’s Open,” said Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada. “Bringing the 50th playing of our National Women’s Open Championship back to Calgary and now to Earl Grey Golf Club for the first time will be special. I know that golf fans and event enthusiasts will celebrate the CPKC Women’s Open as a week-long festival experience that will leave a meaningful community legacy in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

The LPGA awarded the CPKC Women’s Open, hosted Aug. 22-27 at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, with Tournament of the Year in 2023 for the second consecutive year. Golf Canada and CPKC also received Gold Driver Awards for Best Sponsor Activation in 2019, 2022 and 2023 as well as Best Community and Charity Engagement in 2017, 2019 and 2022. 

About Canadian Pacific Kansas City

With its global headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Canada, CPKC is the first and only single-line transnational railway linking Canada, the United States and México, with unrivaled access to major ports from Vancouver to Atlantic Canada to the Gulf of México to Lázaro Cárdenas, México. Stretching approximately 20,000 route miles and employing 20,000 railroaders, CPKC provides North American customers unparalleled rail service and network reach to key markets across the continent. CPKC is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpkcr.com to learn more about the rail advantages of CPKC.

About CPKC Has Heart

At CPKC, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That’s why, through CPKC Has Heart, we’ve already helped raise more than $35 million to help improve the heart health of adults and children across North America. And along the way, we’re showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpkcr.com

About Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research, and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally recognized pediatric research. The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is a founding partner of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, as well as the primary funder. www.childrenshospital.ab.ca 

2024

Select tickets now available for 2024 CPKC Women’s Open

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The 50th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open is set for
July 23-28, 2024 in Calgary

Golf Canada, in partnership with the title sponsor Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), is pleased to announce that select tickets for the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open are now on sale.

The 50th playing of the CPKC Women’s Open will take place at Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary from July 23-28, 2024. It will mark the seventh time that the province of Alberta has hosted Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship, the fourth time for the City of Calgary and first time ever at Earl Grey.

Originally founded in 1919 as a five-hole layout and now on its current site overlooking the picturesque Glenmore Reservoir since 1932, Earl Grey is world-class championship facility located in the heart of Calgary. The club, which features an 18-hole championship course as well as a nine-hole Par 3, has hosted numerous major provincial, national and international competitions. Earl Grey underwent an extensive renovation project in 2018 that included construction of a brand-new clubhouse along with extensive on-course renovations, featuring new greens and an enhanced irrigation system along with a full bunker renovation.

“We are excited to return to Calgary and welcome the world’s best golfers to Earl Grey Golf Club for the 50th playing of our National Open Championship,” said Ryan Paul, CPKC Women’s Open Tournament Director. “The stars of the LPGA Tour love our event and we are looking forward to delivering an incredible experience for golf fans next summer in Calgary.”

Canada’s National Women’s Open heads to Calgary riding the momentum of being named the LPGA Tour’s 2023 Tournament of the Year, the second consecutive year that the CPKC Women’s Open has taken home top honour at the LPGA Tour’s season-end tournament awards celebration last month. The 2023 CPKC Women’s Open hosted this past summer at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver also won additional awards for the Best Sponsor Activation and Best Volunteer Appreciation.

One of Canada’s premier annual sporting events, the CPKC Women’s Open marks the only Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour schedule. The week-long celebration of golf attracts the world’s best players, including 13-time LPGA Tour winner and CPKC Ambassador Brooke Henderson along with defending champion Megan Khang who defeated 2019 champion Jin Young Ko on the first hole of a playoff to earn her first LPGA Tour win.

CPKC will once again leave a meaningful legacy in the host community through its CPKC Has Heart campaign. This past year, CPKC raised nearly $3.5 million for children’s heart health with donations of $2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and $580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation.

The 2024 CPKC Women’s Open at Earl Grey offers three select ticket options now on sale for golf fans to experience the thrill of live professional golf at Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. The advance ticket options include:

As part of the championship’s commitment to junior golf, admission all week is free for youth aged 12-and-under.

Volunteer, sponsorship, and corporate hospitality opportunities are also available. For more information on the 2024 CPKC Women’s Open and to purchase tickets, please visit cpkcwomensopen.com.

2023

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

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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.

2023

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

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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.

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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.

2023

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

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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.”

2023

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

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

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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.

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

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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.