Brittany Lincicome wins 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open
- News and Notes from Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship -
Mirabel, Que. (Golf Canada) – American Brittany Lincicome shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 to win the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Que.
Sunday’s final round start times were bumped up to 7:00 am with threesomes off the 1st and 10th tee in anticipation of extreme weather scheduled to affect the Montreal area late in the afternoon.
Finishing at 13-under-par 275 in heavy rain and gusty wind from the day’s second last pairing, Lincicome held off 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open champion, Michelle Wie and 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship winner, Stacy Lewis by a single stroke for her fifth-career LPGA Tour win.
“I felt like I did really well today,” said Lincicome, who earn a winners’ cheque of $337,500 with the victory. “Any moment out on the golf course could have gone really bad. One bad hole could have set me off and I could have shot 100 today. So, I did really, really well trying to hit the fairways, trying to hit the greens, two-putt, par, and keep it going because I knew the scores weren’t going to be low because of how [bad] the weather was.”
Lincicome, who also captured the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic earlier this season and will be a member of Team USA’s Solheim Cup squad competing next month in Ireland, credited caddie, A.J. Eathorne of Penticton, B.C., a former LPGA Tour player, with guiding her through a difficult final round.
“A.J., being a past player, she played for ten years,” said Lincicome. “There was a lot of shots like how would you hit this shot, what do you think I should do on this shot? Especially 18 with the punch shot…she talked me through it perfectly.”
Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., earned the Sandra Post award as the Championship’s low Canadian with a score of 1-under-par 287 for the tournament, besting Maude Aimée-LeBlanc of Sherbrooke, Que., who finished at even-par 288, by one shot.
Team Canada Development Squad member, Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C., was awarded the Marlene Stewart Streit low amateur medal after posting a four-day tally of 4-over-par 292, edging amateur Laetitia Beck of Caesarea, Israel by two strokes.
The 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open will be contested next August at The Vancouver Golf Club.
THE FOLLOWING ARE FINAL CANADIAN SCORES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2011:
Jessica Shepley – 73-70-70-74-287, -1
Maude-Aimée LeBlanc – 70-71-67-80-288, E
Lorie Kane – 71-71-74-75-291, +3
(a) Jisoo Keel – 72-71-75-74-292, +4
Samantha Richdale – 66-73-81-77-297, +9
Lisa Meldrum – 71-69-73-86-299, +11
-MISSED CUT -
Adrienne White – 69-75-144, E
Stephanie Sherlock – 72-73-145, +1
Sara Maude Juneau – 72-73-145, +1
(a) Augusta James – 74-72-146, +2
Danielle Mills – 73-74-147, +3
Kirby Dreher – 73-74-147, +3
Alena Sharp – 77-71-148, +4
(a) Jessica Wallace – 72-76-148, +4
(a) Anna Kim – 77-72-149, +5
(a) Nicole Vandermade – 77-73-150, +6
(a) Rebecca Lee-Bentham – 74-76-150, +6
Isabelle Beisiegel – 75-76-151, +7
CN MIRACLE MATCH RAISES RECORD $2.1 M FOR MONTREAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHARITIES
CN announced today that the CN Canadian Women's Open raised $2.1 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Ste-Justine UHC Foundation through the CN Miracle Match program, which was created in 2006 to raise funds for children’s hospitals by matching funds raised through various initiatives connected with the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The amount raised this year at the tournament at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, QC, is a record for the CN Miracle Match.
With this year’s results, CN has now raised $6.45 million for children’s health since the CN Miracle Match was launched at the inaugural CN Canadian Women’s Open in London ON in 2006.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative designed to rally communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause – supporting children's hospitals. CN pledges to help maximize local fundraising through the CN Miracle Match program where together we can help Canada's leading healthcare facilities treat children who need medical attention.
Each year since 2006, CN has raised funds to support a children's hospital by matching funds raised through various initiatives that are connected with the CN Canadian Women's Open. For more information please visit www.cnmiraclematch.ca.
ABOUT THE 2011 CN CANADIAN WOMEN’S OPEN
Stars of the LPGA Tour challenged for the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open, with a US$2.25 million prize purse, from August 22 to 28 at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Quebec. The CN Canadian Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CN, Tourisme Quebec, Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, CVS Controls Ltd., TaylorMade adidas Golf, Corona Extra, The Globe and Mail, Mike Weir Wine, The Glenlivet, BlackBerry, Delmar, Audi, CBC, LG, CJAD 800 AM and Reader’s Digest. For updated corporate hospitality, tickets, volunteer and sponsorship information please visit www.cncanadianwomensopen.com or call 1-866-571-LPGA (5742).
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Golf Canada actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status and handicapping and course rating under the respected RCGA brand.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada’s top golfers to showcase their talents.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
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