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Round 4 - Hat-trick for Ko in Canadian playoff

August 23, 2015

Lydia Ko calmly tapped in a two foot par putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Stacy Lewis and take home her third Canadian Pacific Women’s Open title in the last four years.

“It feels amazing,” Ko said. “It’s great to come back to Vancouver and play well in front of such big crowds. I had an amazing week. I didn’t know that in 2012, I might be coming back here in a couple years, and then winning here again. So many great memories here and hopefully we’ll be able to come back here.”

The victory is the eighth of Ko’s young career and the three wins in Canada ties her with Meg Mallon and Pat Bradley for the most in tournament history.

“It would have been great if I was coming down the 18th with like a four-shot lead like I did in 2012,” Ko said with a smile. “But it is what it is. Stacy played amazing today; to shoot 67 under those conditions.”

Lewis forced the playoff with a 5-under final round to tie Ko, who shot an even par 72 on Sunday, and send the duo back to the 18th for extra holes.

On the playoff hole, Lewis found trouble off the tee and with her approach and was forced to scramble for a missed par attempt, while Ko calmly hit the fairway and green and then two-putted for her third victory of 2015.

“I said, hey, you’ve just got to concentrate on your game, just one shot a time, and that’s what I tried to do,” Ko explained. “I said, I don’t want to get too aggressive to that pin but maybe it was a little bit too safe and maybe wasn’t the best shot going in. I made a really good first putt on my normal 72nd hole, and made a good putt on the first playoff hole. If the put was any longer for my second one, I would have been really nervous.”

“Well, if you would have told me at the beginning of the day, I was going to be in a playoff, I would have been pretty happy,” Lewis admitted. “Just with the way my game has been over the last month or so, I felt I was close to putting together a good round, and that’s what I did today. Still left a few out there. But would have liked a better lie in the rough in the playoff, but other than that, it was pretty good.”

While Ko has taken home the trophy three times, 2015 will mark the first time that Ko is able to take home a winner’s check in Canada as her victories in 2012 and 2013 came when she was still an amateur.

“You know, really the check is the last thing I’m thinking about,” Ko said. “It’s great to be back in the winner’s circle, and to play good golf in front of great crowds was really one of the highlights of this week. I kind of feel like somewhat Canadian. But the CP Canadian Women’s Open is such a great event, with the top players playing here, so, you know, every year, I have fun.“

Birdies for Heart raises $275,000 at CP Women's Open:
One of the unique parts of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is the Birdies for Heart initiative. On Sunday, 14 birdies were made on the par-4 17th raising $70,000 for the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital brining the total raised at the tournament to $275,000.

The $275,000 raised on 17 was part of a $1.2 million donation made by CP to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) in support of pediatric cardiac research.

After a successful 2014, CP has once again committed to donating $5,000 for every birdie made on the 17th hole at Vancouver Golf Club during CP Women’s Open LPGA tournament play and $2,500 for each birdie made during the pro-am on Wednesday. In 2014, Birdies for Heart raised more than $320,000 for charity during tournament week.

Henderson wins low Canadian:
Brooke Henderson shot a final round 5-under 67 to claim low Canadian honors at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“It was a really fun day out there today,” Henderson said. “I was only 1-under through nine but I was hitting the ball really well and giving myself a lot of opportunities. So to go 4-under the back nine and finish birdie, birdie, 17, 18, is definitely a cool feeling, and good momentum builder for this week.”

The T23 finish wraps up a busy week for Henderson which started with her first LPGA victory at the Cambia Portland Classic and included her taking up LPGA membership for the 2015 season.

“After a win and coming back to Canada, I have received a lot of attention that made my schedule extremely busy,” Henderson admitted. “But it’s a great problem to have, as I’ve been saying to a lot of people. I learned a lot about myself and how I can handle it, and I think it will be good for the next time.”

Henderson will have a quick turnaround as she will head to Alabama for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

“I’m really excited to be a tour pro because now I have somewhere to play and I know I’m playing next week, which is really exciting,” Henderson said with a smile. “I’ve had a little bit of a crowd; almost everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve had some people that were supporting me. I think the more and more I play on Tour and the more better finishes I have -- I have people saying, “Let’s go follow Brooke Henderson’s group.” That’s really amazing and hopefully it continues to grow and get bigger.”

Honoring Louise:
Players at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open this week wore pins to honor the memory of Founder Louise Suggs who passed earlier this month. 2015 champion, and 2014 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year, Lydia Ko took time to honor Suggs after her victory.

“We’ve had this Louise Suggs pin on our hats or on our shirts this week,” Ko said. “I really want to kind of pay a tribute to Louise for what she’s done for the women’s game. I think her luck stayed with me this week, so thank you, Louise.”

Eagles for a cause:
Six total eagles were made on Saturday at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and players raised $6,000 toward the Wounded Warrior Project as part of the season-long Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends.

The six eagles today brings the total for the year to 195 and $195,000 raised.

Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends is a season-long charity program that will be tied into the Race to the CME Globe. Each Saturday and Sunday at LPGA tournaments, CME Group will donate $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® for each eagle that is recorded. This amount will increase to $5,000 for each eagle during the weekend of the CME Group Tour Championship and a formal check will be presented to the Wounded Warrior Project® during the trophy Ceremony at the CME Group Tour Championship. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Round 3 - Ko joins Kung in Canadian Pacific lead

August 22, 2015

Lydia Ko and Candie Kung will share the lead heading into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“Overall I played really solid today, so I’m happy with the way I’m hitting it and the way I’m putting it,” Ko said. “I think every round, unless I shoot 18-under par, I’m probably going to say, hey, I knew it could have been better. But no, I’m playing solid, and that’s the mind-set I’ve got to have and just have fun out there tomorrow.”

Ko recorded four birdies against a lone bogey on 18 to shoot a 69, while Kung’s play was more up-and-down with four birdies and three bogeys.

“Feeling pretty good today,” Kung said. “I hit the ball good and it was actually one of the best ball-striking days I had all week. Just missed a couple putts here and there. Those were all wrong reads. But I’m hitting it good, putting it good.”

Ko will be looking to become just the third golfer to win three CP Women’s Opens, joining Meg Mallon and Pat Bradley.

“There’s been cases where I’ve been a couple shots leading and then end up winning and a couple shots behind or co-leader,” Ko explained. “I think at the end of the day, it all depends on how focused I am out there. If some other player shoots 10-under, 6-under, it’s really out of my hands. I’m just going to focus on my game. It’s hard enough that way.”

Kung, a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is coming off of her best finish of the year with a tie for second at the Cambia Portland Classic last week and will be looking for her first victory since the 2008 Hana Bank-KOLON Championship.

“I’m actually very relaxed,” Kung admitted. “After what I went through last week, I’m actually feeling quite comfortable where I’m at right now.”

Chasing Ko and Kung in the penultimate group will be Alison Lee, who shot a third-round 65 to sit two shots back and Karine Icher who is three back at 9-under.

Birdies for Heart raises $60,000 on day 3 of CP Women's Open:
One of the unique parts of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is the Birdies for Heart initiative. On Saturday, 12 birdies were made on the par-4 17th raising $60,000 for the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital. Through the first two rounds of the tournament Birdies for Heart has raised $205,000.

After a successful 2014, CP has once again committed to donating $5,000 for every birdie made on the 17th hole at Vancouver Golf Club during CP Women’s Open LPGA tournament play and $2,500 for each birdie made during the pro-am on Wednesday. In 2014, Birdies for Heart raised more than $320,000 for charity during tournament week.

Feels like home?
Lydia Ko is proud to call herself a New Zealander but she has told the story many times that her family nearly moved to Canada before deciding to call New Zealand home. It certainly seems like Ko is comfortable in Canada with two wins already to her name at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, including her first LPGA victory here at Vancouver Golf Club two years ago.

The huge crowd following Ko over the past few days makes it seem almost like a home event for Ko, who was given membership to the golf course following her win here. And Ko certainly loves the amount of people that have come out to cheer on her and the rest of the LPGA this week.

“In 2012 when we were here, both left and right on the 18th, it was packed full of people,” Ko said. “If I was in the gallery, I don’t think I would have been able to move around. There’s been a lot of people out here, even on the practice days and Pro-Ams.

“It’s been a great crowd, lots of Korean fans out here, Canadian, New Zealanders and I’m sure from everywhere. So it’s great to see a lot of people out here and I think they get really excited when we play well, too.”

Alison Lee earning her spot:
Alison Lee finds herself two shots back of the lead shared by Lydia Ko and Candie Kung entering the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open after shooting a 5-under 67 on moving day.

“I’m really happy with my round,” Lee said. “I was striking the ball really well. I had a lot of opportunities for birdie out there today, so definitely no complaints there. But yeah, overall I’m really happy with how I played and hopefully I can continue; I can play for tomorrow and hopefully the next few weeks.”

Earlier in the week, Lee moved up to 34th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings which would be enough to get her on the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

“Oh, for sure,” Lee said when asked if she was aware of where she stood in the rankings and its effect on Solheim. “It’s been everywhere. I’ve been checking the rankings every second of every day. I have been since I turned pro this year, just to see where I am. So it’s definitely been on my mind, and it has definitely put some pressure on me. But I feel like I’ve used that pressure to my advantage, because I love playing under pressure. So yeah, just the thought of potentially being on the team and hopefully now it’s kind of getting more clear that I might be on the team. So it’s really exciting for me. It’s just great.”

The 2015 Solheim Cup will be held at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany September 18th -20th.

Below is a breakdown of when players will be announced to their respective teams.

European Team
August 9: First four players confirmed from LET points list following the conclusion of the Tipsport Golf Masters in the Czech Republic.

August 24: Next four players confirmed from the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

August 25: Captain Carin Koch announces her four captains’ picks live on the Sky Sports Sportswomen TV show, from 11.30am-12.00pm BST.

United States Team
August 24: Captain Juli Inkster will announce her team, including the 10 qualifiers and her two captains’ picks, during a one hour Golf Central special on Golf Channel from 7-8 p.m. EST (12am-1am BST) live from Golf Channel’s Orlando studios.

Eagles for a cause:
Four total eagles were made on Saturday at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and players raised $4,000 toward the Wounded Warrior Project as part of the season-long Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends.

The four eagles today brings the total for the year to 189 and $189,000 raised.

Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends is a season-long charity program that will be tied into the Race to the CME Globe. Each Saturday and Sunday at LPGA tournaments, CME Group will donate $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® for each eagle that is recorded. This amount will increase to $5,000 for each eagle during the weekend of the CME Group Tour Championship and a formal check will be presented to the Wounded Warrior Project® during the trophy Ceremony at the CME Group Tour Championship. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Round 2 - Kung goes bogey-free to take lead

August 21, 2015

Candie Kung shot a bogey-free 64 to jump into the 36-hole lead at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“I’ve been working pretty hard lately,” Kung admitted. “I guess it was a slump that I had back 2010, 2011, I just got caught up in life a little bit. Now I feel like I can get back into it again, play some golf, have some fun.”

Kung started her day in style with birdies on 10 and 11, her first two holes of the day, and then added a tap-in eagle at the par-5 13th to take her score to 7-under for the tournament. Eight pars followed before Kung closed strong with birdies on four of her last six holes to post the low round of the tournament.

“I just went out there, played one shot at a time, and I knew that I was putting pretty good,” Kung said. “I missed a few out there from about ten feet. I was hitting them pretty close all day. And then made some key putts coming in.”

The four-time LPGA Tour winner is coming off of her best finish of the year with a tie for second at the Cambia Portland Classic last week.

“I’ve been playing well,” Kung said of her recent strong play. “Just the putter has to go and so far, it’s been going pretty good the last six tournament days.”

Chasing Kung will be first round leader Karine Icher and 2012 and 2013 CP Women’s Open Champion Lydia Ko who each sit two shots back at 9-under par.

“I really don’t care who is behind me,” Kung said confidently. “I’m just going to go out there, play my one shot at a time. I’m hitting it good, I’m putting it good, and let’s see what happens.”

76 players made the cut at 1-over par 145. Notables to miss the cut included - Paula Creamer, Michelle WIe and Karrie Webb.

Birdies for Heart raises $80,000 on day 2 of CP Women's Open:
One of the unique parts of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is the Birdies for Heart initiative. On Friday, 16 birdies were made on the par-4 17th raising $80,000 for the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital. Through the first two rounds of the tournament Birdies for Heart has raised $145,000.

After a successful 2014, CP has once again committed to donating $5,000 for every birdie made on the 17th hole at Vancouver Golf Club during CP Women’s Open LPGA tournament play and $2,500 for each birdie made during the pro-am on Wednesday. In 2014, Birdies for Heart raised more than $320,000 for charity during tournament week.

Ko and Icher remain in the hunt:
For most of the day at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open it appeared that Karine Icher and Lydia Ko would be sharing the 36-hole lead entering the weekend but Candie Kung’s late charge put the duo into a tie for second place two behind.

“We’ve still got two more days and there are a lot of girls up there,” Ko admitted. “Especially five, six shots in two days, anything can happen. So I have to really concentrate on my game. I played with Karine last week and she played well when I played alongside her. So obviously her game is in great condition.”

Icher and Ko share a bit of history at the CP Women’s Open as in 2013 when Ko won the second of her back-to-back titles Icher finished second and took home the first place check because Ko was still an amateur.

“Now she’s pro, so I think if she wants, she takes the check,” Icher joked. “She is not going to give it to me.”

Ace sparks solid round for Xi Yu Lin:
Xi Yu Lin sits three back of the lead after shooting a 6-under, 66, during the second round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“Yeah, it’s very solid round today, because last week, my long game wasn’t really good. And today, well, even when I was in the driving range, I was hitting the ball like everywhere. So I was just telling myself, just be patient today, and I’m so glad. I almost holed every birdie chance I could have.”

Lin’s round was highlighted the 6-iron she hit for an ace at the 151-yard 7th.

“It’s my first hole-in-one in a tournament,” Lin said with a smile. “I had one in practice round before, but it was only me, like nobody really see it. So this time, lots of people saw it.”

Unfortunately for Lin she wasn’t one of them.

“I hit it pretty solid. And then I never think about it will go in. So I just pick the tee up, and when I turnaround, I saw my caddie, big smiling face, telling me the ball is in the hole,” Lin explained. “So I’m like, oh; I was kind of shocked because it’s my first one. Still pretty excited.”

Sharp low Canadian after two rounds:
Through the first two rounds of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Alena Sharp sits as the low Canadian at 1-under-par.

“I feel great,” Sharp said. “I haven’t made the cut at the Canadian Open I think since 2009, so it’s been a long time. I played well the last two days. Left some shots out there, but I have lots to look forward to on the weekend. I’m not too far back. I’ve got to do something tomorrow, moving day. So we’ll see.”

Like all of her fellow countrywomen, Sharp has been feeling the love this week in Vancouver.

“If you look around, there’s so many people here. The crowds are amazing and it’s always like that at the Canadian Open and everybody is always cheering for you,” Sharp explained. “It’s that little extra pressure you put in your mind because you want to play well for the hometown crowd. Being a Canadian, being here, is just an amazing feeling. Doesn’t matter that I’m from Ontario. The people here, they make me feel at home.”

Round 1 - Icher takes opening lead in Canada

August 20, 2015

Karine Icher shot a bogey-free 65 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“My putting was very good, and I think today I’ve seen the hole bigger than the other days,” Icher said. “So sometimes you have days like that where everything works, so I’m quite happy with this one.”

Icher’s round was keyed by a stretch of six birdies in seven holes from hole 5-11 to move her from 1-under to 7-under.

“When you make some birdies like that in a row, you have more and more confidence and build some confidence through the round,” Icher explained. “Then it’s good for the tournament, for the season, for everything. I mean, it’s always nice to have some rounds like that where you don’t have so much questions. You know the club, you take the club, you hit the shot, and it’s close to the pin.”

Chasing Icher down will be Lydia Ko, who sits two back after an opening round 67, and a group of four players - Danah Bordner, I.K. Kim, Stacy Lewis and Pernilla Lindberg - who are all at 4-under-par.

Birdies for Heart raises $65,000 on day 1 of CP Women's Open:
One of the unique parts of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is the Birdies for Heart initiative. On Thursday, 13 birdies were made on the par-4 17th raising $65,000 for the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital.

After a successful 2014, CP has once again committed to donating $5,000 for every birdie made on the 17th hole at Vancouver Golf Club during CP Women’s Open LPGA tournament play and $2,500 for each birdie made during the pro-am on Wednesday. In 2014, Birdies for Heart raised more than $320,000 for charity during tournament week.

Ko in contention again in Canada:
Lydia Ko birdied the final two holes of her opening round to shoot a 5-under 67 to sit two behind the lead at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“Yeah, hopefully that will give me good momentum tomorrow,” Ko said of her strong finish. “But playing in the morning and then afternoon tomorrow there is quite a bit of wait, but I’ve just got to keep the positive attitude going. Hit one shot at a time and just have fun out there.”

Three years ago, Ko burst onto the scene at Vancouver Golf Club becoming the youngest winner in LPGA history at a mere 15 years, 4 months and 2 days in just her third LPGA event.

“I think the biggest difference is me. I don’t have the glasses, and I feel much older,” Ko said with a smile. “But it’s great to come back to a course where you’ve played well and the spectators have been great and they’ve been supporting me today, even in the practice rounds. It’s definitely a great where you feel really welcome.”

Ko has always felt welcome in Canada and admitted that her and her family nearly moved to area when she was younger.

“I just always feel very welcomed when I come to Canada,” Ko said with a smile. “I feel Canada is quite like New Zealand, so I love coming back here. When I was younger we nearly moved here.”

Family affair for Danah Bordner:
For Danah Bordner, professional golf may be her career choice but it’s her title as mom that brings the biggest smile to her face. The fact that she can be a role model to her two daughters as a working mom who is pursuing her dream is something that drives the 34-year-old every day. And it’s why there is still a fire that burns inside of her to compete and what makes days like Thursday even more special as she sits three back of the lead after shooting an opening round 68.

“I think just it’s been a long year as probably a lot of people know,” Bordner admitted. “But there is a lot of golf left out there and knowing that I kind of found a few pieces at the beginning of this week and talked to my husband on the phone about some things. Really just staying patient. I feel like I have all year, but fairways, greens, putts I’ve been sticking to the same routine, but maybe it kind of clicked today.”

Bordner’s husband, Steve, is head pro at Irondeqouit Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., and they use the Tango app for video range sessions on the road.

“He is my coach now officially. We kind of went to that. I kind of joked that he’s a lot cheaper than a lot of other coaches because I can just cook for him, so he’s a lot cheaper. But with Facetime and Tango and technology these days, it’s fantastic, so we’re able to do that and stay on top of things.”

While Steve is back home, Bordner is being joined in Vancouver by her two girls, Taylor (2) and Reagan (1).

“My two girls are here this week, and I love having them out,” Bordner said with a smile. “They’re out with me probably 75% of the time. I feel bad I’m taking them away from their daddy, but it’s awesome. I come home and they’re there, and it’s unconditional love. It doesn’t matter how you play. It doesn’t matter anything. When you’re a mom, it’s the best thing in the world, and I’m just happy to be doing what I’m doing and out here with the support of them and my family and Smucker’s, of course, with the LPGA Child Care. I can’t do it without them, so it’s great to have them with me.”

Stacy Lewis looking for win no.1 of 2015:
Rolex Rankings No. 3 Stacy Lewis is in the mix at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open following an opening round 68.

“I don’t know if it’s the golf course necessarily, but I just played better than I’ve been playing lately,” Lewis said. “Things just seemed to click a little better today. I actually switched golf balls yesterday, so just tried a new golf ball today, and it was a lot better. I was able to free it up a little more.”

The new ball, a Bridgestone B330-S, paid off for Lewis who hit 16-of-18 greens and made five birdies against a lone bogey.

“I noticed a difference around the greens,” Lewis explained. “It was a lot better today and actually picked up some distance off the tee back to where I was hitting it last year. So good so far, I guess.”

One of the most consistent players on Tour, Lewis has nine top-10 finishes in 2015 but is still looking for her first win.

“I’m in a position money list-wise and everything that my standards it’s not been a good year, but I have an opportunity to still make it a good year,” Lewis admitted.

Solheim Cup coming down to the wire:
While U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster is weighing her two captain’s picks this week, European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has the difficult task of making four captain’s picks when her squad is announced on Tuesday morning.

There are a number of players in the field this week at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open trying to make a strong impression on Koch including two of the current leaders, Karine Icher and Pernilla Lindberg.

Icher, who currently sits just a couple spots outside of making the team on Rolex Rankings points, is in sole possession of the lead in Vancouver. Icher is a two-time member of the European Solheim Cup Team including in 2013 when she posted a 2-1-1 record and came up with some clutch putts to earn critical points for Europe as they clinched the Cup in back-to-back events for the first time in history.

“It’s such a good experience,” Icher said witrh a smile. “You have a lot of pressure and you want to play just not for yourself but for your teammate, and it means a lot. I mean, I would be super proud to be on the team. It means like you have to give the best of you, everything you have. I mean, it’s a good experience to win it, of course, obviously it’s fantastic. But you learn a lot during the Solheim Cup because it’s extreme conditions, like the course is difficult, the pressure is a lot. It’s huge. So it’s a good test of golf to see where you are under pressure.”

Lindberg knows that she likely will need to be one of Koch’s four captain’s picks in order to have a chance to compete in her first Solheim Cup. Last summer, Lindberg was a critical piece of Team Sweden that finished runner-up at the International Crown and she’s hoping that she gets an opportunity to show off her match-play skills this time for Team Europe.

“Of course it’s something that comes up on everyone’s mind,” Lindberg said of the Solheim Cup team selections being next week. “But as soon as it does, I try not to really think about it because I just want to go out and play as good as I can because I’d really like to be on that team. But at this point for me it’s really going to have to come down to a pick, and I can’t do anything else than just go out and try to play and see what happens.”

The 2015 Solheim Cup will be held at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany September 18th -20th.

Scores

Pos. Player Scores Total Dif. Prize Money
1 Lydia Ko 67 - 68 - 69 - 72 276 -12 $337,500.00
2 Stacy Lewis 68 - 70 - 71 - 67 276 -12 $206,304.00
3T So Yeon Ryu 71 - 72 - 70 - 64 277 -11 $132,716.00
3T Sei Young Kim 69 - 71 - 69 - 68 277 -11 $132,716.00
5T Alison Lee 70 - 70 - 66 - 72 278 -10 $84,713.00
5T Candie Kung 69 - 64 - 71 - 74 278 -10 $84,713.00
7T Shanshan Feng 70 - 72 - 67 - 70 279 -9 $59,864.00
7T Charley Hull 69 - 73 - 67 - 70 279 -9 $59,864.00
9T Lexi Thompson 72 - 72 - 66 - 70 280 -8 $46,121.00
9T Inbee Park 71 - 69 - 70 - 70 280 -8 $46,121.00
9T Karine Icher 65 - 70 - 72 - 73 280 -8 $46,121.00
12T Lee-Anne Pace 71 - 71 - 72 - 67 281 -7 $38,289.00
12T Mi Jung Hur 70 - 73 - 69 - 69 281 -7 $38,289.00
14T Mi Hyang Lee 72 - 70 - 74 - 66 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Hyo Joo Kim 71 - 68 - 74 - 69 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Ilhee Lee 71 - 74 - 67 - 70 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Eun-Hee Ji 71 - 69 - 72 - 70 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Ariya Jutanugarn 75 - 68 - 68 - 71 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Jaye Marie Green 73 - 68 - 69 - 72 282 -6 $29,819.00
14T Xi Yu Lin 70 - 66 - 73 - 73 282 -6 $29,819.00
21T Lizette Salas 71 - 72 - 69 - 71 283 -5 $24,623.00
21T Azahara Munoz 71 - 67 - 70 - 75 283 -5 $24,623.00
23T Brooke M. Henderson 70 - 75 - 72 - 67 284 -4 $22,816.00
23T Minjee Lee 74 - 68 - 71 - 71 284 -4 $22,816.00
25T Paula Reto 74 - 71 - 72 - 68 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Ha Na Jang 69 - 72 - 75 - 69 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Sun Young Yoo 73 - 72 - 70 - 70 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Cristie Kerr 71 - 71 - 73 - 70 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Mo Martin 73 - 68 - 74 - 70 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Wei-Ling Hsu 71 - 72 - 71 - 71 285 -3 $19,250.00
25T Jennifer Song 71 - 71 - 71 - 72 285 -3 $19,250.00
32T Jessica Korda 71 - 74 - 72 - 69 286 -2 $14,796.00
32T Danah Bordner 68 - 73 - 75 - 70 286 -2 $14,796.00
32T Sarah Kemp 72 - 72 - 70 - 72 286 -2 $14,796.00
32T Ryann O'Toole 72 - 70 - 72 - 72 286 -2 $14,796.00
32T Carlota Ciganda 70 - 70 - 74 - 72 286 -2 $14,796.00
32T Amy Yang 71 - 74 - 68 - 73 286 -2 $14,796.00
38T Sakura Yokomine 72 - 73 - 70 - 72 287 -1 $11,769.00
38T Sydnee Michaels 71 - 73 - 71 - 72 287 -1 $11,769.00
38T Anna Nordqvist 69 - 73 - 71 - 74 287 -1 $11,769.00
38T Yani Tseng 73 - 71 - 68 - 75 287 -1 $11,769.00
38T I.K. Kim 68 - 72 - 72 - 75 287 -1 $11,769.00
43T Haru Nomura 73 - 71 - 73 - 71 288 E $9,798.00
43T Mika Miyazato 71 - 73 - 72 - 72 288 E $9,798.00
43T Beatriz Recari 74 - 71 - 69 - 74 288 E $9,798.00
43T Sadena Parks 70 - 75 - 68 - 75 288 E $9,798.00
47T Brittany Lincicome 75 - 70 - 73 - 71 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Austin Ernst 75 - 68 - 75 - 71 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Katie Burnett 73 - 71 - 72 - 73 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Jane Rah 74 - 70 - 71 - 74 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Alena Sharp 71 - 72 - 71 - 75 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Jenny Shin 71 - 71 - 72 - 75 289 1 $8,003.00
47T Suzann Pettersen 72 - 68 - 74 - 75 289 1 $8,003.00
54T SooBin Kim 73 - 71 - 75 - 71 290 2 $6,777.00
54T Dewi Claire Schreefel 74 - 71 - 73 - 72 290 2 $6,777.00
54T Ji Young Oh 73 - 72 - 73 - 72 290 2 $6,777.00
57T Laetitia Beck 74 - 71 - 74 - 72 291 3 $6,212.00
57T Pernilla Lindberg 68 - 73 - 76 - 74 291 3 $6,212.00
59T Jenny Suh 72 - 72 - 76 - 72 292 4 $5,497.00
59T Maria Hernandez 71 - 73 - 76 - 72 292 4 $5,497.00
59T Kim Kaufman 74 - 71 - 74 - 73 292 4 $5,497.00
59T Sandra Gal 72 - 72 - 75 - 73 292 4 $5,497.00
59T Gerina Piller 71 - 70 - 76 - 75 292 4 $5,497.00
59T Therese Koelbaek 73 - 68 - 73 - 78 292 4 $5,497.00
65T Christina Kim 72 - 73 - 75 - 73 293 5 $5,026.00
65T Maria McBride 71 - 73 - 74 - 75 293 5 $5,026.00
67T Min Lee 72 - 71 - 78 - 73 294 6 $4,744.00
67T Morgan Pressel 74 - 70 - 75 - 75 294 6 $4,744.00
67T Moriya Jutanugarn 71 - 73 - 72 - 78 294 6 $4,744.00
70T Julieta Granada 73 - 72 - 77 - 73 295 7 $4,491.00
70T Caroline Hedwall 72 - 73 - 74 - 76 295 7 $4,491.00
72 Angela Stanford 72 - 71 - 77 - 76 296 8 $4,404.00
73 P.K. Kongkraphan 73 - 71 - 80 - 74 298 10 $4,348.00
74T Chie Arimura 71 - 73 - 77 - 79 300 12 $4,266.00
74T Maude-Aimee Leblanc 74 - 71 - 75 - 80 300 12 $4,266.00
76 Felicity Johnson 72 - 73 - 80 - 79 304 16 $4,186.00
CUT Juli Inkster 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Mirim Lee 74 - 72 146 2 $0.00
CUT Q Baek 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Meena Lee 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Kris Tamulis 73 - 73 146 2 $0.00
CUT Tiffany Joh 72 - 74 146 2 $0.00
CUT Min Seo Kwak 72 - 74 146 2 $0.00
CUT Catriona Matthew 72 - 74 146 2 $0.00
CUT Brittany Lang 71 - 75 146 2 $0.00
CUT Kristy McPherson 71 - 75 146 2 $0.00
CUT Karrie Webb 70 - 76 146 2 $0.00
CUT Mina Harigae 76 - 71 147 3 $0.00
CUT Dori Carter 75 - 72 147 3 $0.00
CUT Katherine Kirk 74 - 73 147 3 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Rosales 74 - 73 147 3 $0.00
CUT Ashleigh Simon 74 - 73 147 3 $0.00
CUT Brooke Pancake 73 - 74 147 3 $0.00
CUT Jane Park 72 - 75 147 3 $0.00
CUT Ju Young Park 72 - 75 147 3 $0.00
CUT Louise Stahle 72 - 75 147 3 $0.00
CUT Mariajo Uribe 71 - 76 147 3 $0.00
CUT Amy Anderson 69 - 78 147 3 $0.00
CUT Kendall Dye 75 - 73 148 4 $0.00
CUT Kristen Park 75 - 73 148 4 $0.00
CUT Pornanong Phatlum 75 - 73 148 4 $0.00
CUT Paz Echeverria 74 - 74 148 4 $0.00
CUT Natalie Gulbis 74 - 74 148 4 $0.00
CUT Laura Davies 77 - 72 149 5 $0.00
CUT Jodi Ewart Shadoff 77 - 72 149 5 $0.00
CUT Stacey Keating 77 - 72 149 5 $0.00
CUT Sue Kim 77 - 72 149 5 $0.00
CUT Marina Alex 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Brittany Henderson 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Becky Morgan 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Ayako Uehara 76 - 73 149 5 $0.00
CUT Augusta James 75 - 74 149 5 $0.00
CUT Maddie Szeryk 75 - 74 149 5 $0.00
CUT Mallory Blackwelder 74 - 75 149 5 $0.00
CUT Michelle Wie 74 - 75 149 5 $0.00
CUT Victoria Elizabeth 73 - 76 149 5 $0.00
CUT Stephanie Meadow 73 - 76 149 5 $0.00
CUT Alison Walshe 73 - 76 149 5 $0.00
CUT Hee Young Park 72 - 77 149 5 $0.00
CUT Simin Feng 75 - 75 150 6 $0.00
CUT Chella Choi 74 - 76 150 6 $0.00
CUT Jessica Wallace 73 - 77 150 6 $0.00
CUT Jee Young Lee 72 - 78 150 6 $0.00
CUT Kelly Shon 72 - 78 150 6 $0.00
CUT Karlin Beck 74 - 77 151 7 $0.00
CUT Joanna Klatten 74 - 77 151 7 $0.00
CUT Jackie Stoelting 74 - 77 151 7 $0.00
CUT Ai Miyazato 72 - 79 151 7 $0.00
CUT Sarah Jane Smith 78 - 74 152 8 $0.00
CUT Jacqui Concolino 77 - 75 152 8 $0.00
CUT Mariel Galdiano 77 - 75 152 8 $0.00
CUT Jennifer Kirby 77 - 75 152 8 $0.00
CUT Jing Yan 77 - 75 152 8 $0.00
CUT Laura Diaz 76 - 76 152 8 $0.00
CUT Kelly Tan 75 - 77 152 8 $0.00
CUT Marissa Steen 74 - 78 152 8 $0.00
CUT Paula Creamer 71 - 81 152 8 $0.00
CUT Haeji Kang 76 - 77 153 9 $0.00
CUT Tiffany Kong 76 - 77 153 9 $0.00
CUT Michelle Piyapattra 76 - 77 153 9 $0.00
CUT Belen Mozo 72 - 81 153 9 $0.00
CUT Giulia Sergas 79 - 75 154 10 $0.00
CUT Brittany Marchand 78 - 76 154 10 $0.00
CUT Demi Runas 78 - 76 154 10 $0.00
CUT Samantha Richdale 77 - 77 154 10 $0.00
CUT Lorie Kane 76 - 78 154 10 $0.00
CUT Amelia Lewis 76 - 78 154 10 $0.00
CUT Cheyenne Woods 76 - 78 154 10 $0.00
CUT Caroline Masson 78 - 77 155 11 $0.00
CUT Garrett Phillips 76 - 79 155 11 $0.00
CUT Nannette Hill 78 - 78 156 12 $0.00
CUT Seul Ki Park 76 - 81 157 13 $0.00
CUT Lauren Mielbrecht 79 - 81 160 16 $0.00
CUT Elizabeth Tong 78 - 82 160 16 $0.00
WDC Thidapa Suwannapura 79 79 7 $0.00
WD Christel Boeljon 0 E $0.00

 

Preview

DATES:  August 20-23
SITE:  London Hunt & CC
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So Yeon Ryu will look to defend her crown at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open this week at the Vancouver Golf Club.

“It always feels special coming back as a defending champion,” Ryu said. “We have two tournaments in Canada, but Canadian fans are always really friendly and humble. So I really enjoyed being here. Especially this is really close to Koreatown, so I feel even more comfortable.”

While Ryu is the defending champion her title was captured at the London Hunt and Country Club in Ontario. Her last time in Vancouver, when the event was here in 2012, she missed the cut.

“Actually, three years ago I didn’t really play well at this golf course,” Ryu admitted. “This golf course feels very different the front nine and back nine. The front nine is very hilly, the greens severe. I do like the back nine more than the front nine. But I think the key point is I would say iron shots because we need to put in like safest positions so like there is no three-putt. So I would say iron accuracy and of course putting is always every week 365 days that’s key.”

Ryu is more confident in her game and situation this time around and will be looking to capture her first win of the 2015 season after tallying seven top-10 finishes.

“Actually, three years ago I had a lot of problems with my swing,” Ryu explained. “Also it was my rookie year, and I was kind of homesick about at this time because it was about halfway through the season. Right now it feels like home and I’m in the LPGA. I don’t have any home sickness anymore. So for sure I can be playing better than I did last year or three years ago.”

Challenging Ryu will be a top notch field which includes the winner from the last time the Tour was in Vancouver Rolex Rankings No. 2 Lydia Ko, who won as a 15-year-old amateur, and the runner-up at this event that year Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park, who is coming off a victory at the RICOH Women’s British Open to complete the career grand slam.

“Definitely feels great to come back to a course where you’ve played well, and you know there are a lot of great memories,” Ko said. “Here I won my first LPGA event. So it’s awesome to be back, but I do feel much older. I saw one of the photos and I looked totally different. So I’m showing signs of age.”

“I got the check but I didn’t get the trophy in the Canadian Open yet, so it will be quite big for me if I can win in Canada,” Park said. “I mean, I’ve won in Canada before, but not in the Canadian Open. I had a good experience here in 2012. I played really well, but Lydia just played really good. I really love the golf course here. The course is in great condition. I feel like I’m hitting the ball pretty good too, so, yeah, I’m going to try hard for the next four days and see if I can get close.”

Birdies for Heart returns:
One of the unique parts of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is the Birdies for Heart initiative.

After a successful 2014, CP has once again committed to donating $5,000 for every birdie made on the 17th hole at Vancouver Golf Club during CP Women’s Open LPGA tournament play and $2,500 for each birdie made during the pro-am on Wednesday. In 2014, Birdies for Heart raised more than $320,000 for charity during tournament week.

Funds raised this year will be dedicated to the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital.

Time flies for Ko:
Three years ago, Lydia Ko burst onto the scene at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open becoming the youngest winner in LPGA history at a mere 15 years, 4 months and 2 days.

“I can’t believe it’s already been three years,” Ko said. “I saw Brian who was on my bag that week and a lot of people that I had met for the first time then, and it’s been like two or three years since I had last seen them. Time flies, especially with the last year-and-a-half being on the Tour, playing full-time. I guess the time has just been going by.”

As the years have flown by, Ko has continued to rack up the accomplishments winning six additional times on the LPGA Tour, including going back-to-back at the 2013 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open as a 16-year-old.

“I think my goal was to make the cut and have fun out there,” Ko said of her 2012 experience. “I just felt so fortunate that I was able to play alongside these girls. I was just trying to enjoy it. That last day playing alongside Jiyai (Shin) and Stacy (Lewis), it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot from them. It was just a great experience.”

When asked if a specific moment of that week stuck out to her Ko recalled one with her playing partner Stacy Lewis.

“One of the big things was the thing after I made birdie on 16 I think Stacy said, You can do it, or something along those lines and that really gave me a boost,” Ko remembered. “For somebody that I think of as a role model to say that was such a great experience was a very special moment for me.”

Alena Sharp feels at home:
Alena Sharp is one of 14 Canadians competing in their national championship this week at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

“It’s always a great week to come back to Canada no matter where we are,” Sharp said. “I feel very welcomed. From Ontario, but when we play in B.C. or Alberta or Quebec, I feel like I’m at home, so it’s nice to be home.”

Sharp was on the green last Sunday to celebrate with fellow Canadian Brooke Henderson after she won the Cambia Portland Classic to become the first Canuck to win on the LPGA Tour since 2001.

“I’d love to see more Canadians out on Tour,” Sharp admitted. “It’s nice to see the Canadian flags up anywhere you look. And even this year the men have been playing well too. So it’s nice that Canada is getting back on the map of golf.”

This week Sharp, who is coming off her best finish of the season with a T10 in Portland, will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for Canadians.

“I’d be speechless,” Sharp said. “It would be amazing to do that. It’s only Wednesday. I’ll just take it one day at a time, and I’d love to be on those last nine holes and have a chance to win.”

Solheim Cup coming down to the wire:
This week’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open marks the final opportunity for U.S. players to earn Solheim Cup points. Next Monday night, August 24, U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster will announce her 12-player U.S. Solheim Cup team to the world during a one-hour live Golf Central special on Golf Channel from 7-8 p.m. EST.

There are a number of players who are currently on the bubble to make this year’s U.S. Solheim Cup team in the field at this week’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and that includes a lot of experienced players. Five-time Solheim Cup competitor Paula Creamer has played in every Solheim Cup since her rookie year in 2005 but she currently would need to be one of Inkster’s two captain’s picks in order to make the team.

“Of course it’s on my mind. It’s been on my mind all year the moment I heard that Juli was the captain,” said Creamer, who currently sits in 11th on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list. “I’ve wanted to be on that team and make that team. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to step away from my routine. I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself and just go out and play some golf.”

Eight players will earn their spots via the Solheim Cup points list and the next two highest ranked players in the Rolex Rankings will also qualify for the squad. Additonally, Inkster will make a pair of captain’s picks. While the first six spots are all locked up the final six are up for grabs and players will be looking to catch Inkster’s eye this week.

“I would hate to be in her position, but at the same time, if you’re a pick, you can never be upset with who she picks because it’s her decision, and it’s your own fault you didn’t play your way onto the team,” explained Jessica Korda, who is currently 12th on the points list. “There are ten spots to be had, and if you can’t play on to those ten spots then you’re not going to play. That’s your own fault. You had the opportunity and two years to qualify. Sometimes that’s the way it happens. I started the season fifth in the rankings and now I’m outside of everything.”

The 2015 Solheim Cup will be held at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany September 18th -20th.

Below is a breakdown of when players will be announced to their respective teams.

European Team
August 9: First four players confirmed from LET points list following the conclusion of the Tipsport Golf Masters in the Czech Republic.

August 24: Next four players confirmed from the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

August 25: Captain Carin Koch announces her four captains’ picks live on the Sky Sports Sportswomen TV show, from 11.30am-12.00pm BST.

United States Team
August 24: Captain Juli Inkster will announce her team, including the 10 qualifiers and her two captains’ picks, during a one hour Golf Central special on Golf Channel from 7-8 p.m. EST (12am-1am BST) live from Golf Channel’s Orlando studios.





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