For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2015

FOUR PLAYERS EARN SPOTS INTO CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN VIA MONDAY QUALIFYING

- News and notes from The Vancouver Golf Club for Monday, August 17 -

Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Forty-three players took to Pitt Meadows Golf Club for Monday’s final qualifying event in hopes of securing one of the four final spots into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Stacey Keating of Australia, the 2008 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion, finished atop the leaderboard after a 2-under par 70, while Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., carded a 1-under-par 71 to finish second.

The final two spots were determined via a playoff after three players – amateur Tiffany Kong of Vancouver, Nicole Zhang of Calgary and Louise Stahle of Sweden – tied for third at even-par 72.

Kong, who is just 14-years-old, and Stahle prevailed on the first playoff hole after matching pars to Zhang’s xxx on Pitt Meadows’ par-5 18th.

With the addition of Kong to the field, a total of 14 Canadians will now compete for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship at The Vancouver Golf Club.

Click here for complete results from the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Monday Qualifier at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

Media Centre Interview Times & Streaming:
The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at The Vancouver Golf Club. All times are PDT.

Media not onsite may stream the media centre interviews live by clicking here during scheduled interview times.

Tuesday:
Lorie Kane – 1:40 pm
Brooke Henderson – 2 pm
Juli Inkster – 3 pm

Wednesday:
Lydia Ko – 11:15am        
So Yeon Ryu - 11:40 am
Inbee Park – 12:45 pm
The Vancouver Golf Club Superintendent David Kennedy – 1 pm
Alena Sharp – 1:15 pm

Player Interview Transcripts, Audio Files and Video:
Interview transcripts as well as audio MP3 files for all media interviews and scrums will be available online here, while videos will be available here.

Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide:
Download the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide by clicking here.

Alena Sharp Golf Fore the Cure Clinic
On Tuesday, August 18th, Canada LPGA Tour star and Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru ambassador Alena Sharp will be hosting a junior golf clinic offsite at Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver, B.C. The clinic gets underway at 1 pm and media are invited to attend for photo opportunities.

What To Do Onsite
The Canadian Pacific Women's Open offers something for everyone to do onsite. Fun and interactive partner programs enhance the fan experience and add to the prestige of Canada's National Open Championship. For a full listing of all the activities taking place at The Vancouver Golf Club during tournament week, click here.

CP Has Heart Campaign in Support of BC Children’s Hospital:
The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is proud to name BC Children’s Hospital as the official tournament charity for 2015. CP and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation have partnered at a variety of events to help raise funds and awareness for the amazing care being given to children across the Province.

Funds raised this year will be dedicated to the pediatric cardiology research program at BC Children’s Hospital. Heart defects and disease are all too common - even among the youngest of children. Last year alone, 378 children were born with heart defects in BC. In 2014, BC Children’s cardiac surgeons performed 337 heart procedures, including 201 open heart surgeries.

To find out more about the fundraising activities leading up and during tournament week, click here.

Free Admission for Juniors…
Golf Canada and CP are proud to offer free admission to the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to any spectator aged 17 and under.

Tickets…

Juniors – 17 & UnderFree
Early Week (Mon-Wed)$10 ($15 @ the gate)
Anyday Grounds (Thurs-Sun)$30 ($40 @ the gate)
Weekly (Mon-Sun)$75 ($100 @ the gate)
Clubhouse Badge Single$175
Clubhouse Badge Twosome$300
Clubhouse Badge Foursome$550

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 and inspire the nation’s next generation of female golfers.

ABOUT THE 2015 CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open from August 17-23 at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open is proud to name BC Children’s Hospital as the official tournament charity for 2015. Funds raised will be dedicated to the pediatric cardiology research program and are being matched by Canadian Pacific (CP) through its CP Has Heart community program. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by Canadian Pacific, RBC, WestJet, Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Shaw, TY KU, Santa Carolina Wines, Coca-Cola, Executive Hotels & Resorts, Ford Motor Company, CVS Controls LTD, Sony and the City of Coquitlam. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.

ABOUT CP HAS HEART
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That’s why, through CP Has Heart, we’ve already committed more than $5 million dollars to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.

ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit www.cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
(p) 1-800-263-0009 ext. 406
(c) 416-434-5525
(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca

For enquiries please contact  info@golfcanada.ca
or call 1-866-571-LPGA (5742)