For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2016

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

News and notes from Priddis Green Golf and Country Club for Monday, August 22nd

CALGARY – Twenty-one players took to The Hamptons Golf Club in Calgary for Monday’s final qualifying event in hopes of securing one of the four final spots into the 2016 CP Women’s Open.

Briana Mao of Folsom, CA, finished atop the leaderboard with a 3-over par 75 to earn medalist honours.

Mao, who holds conditional LPGA Tour status, battled cool and blustery conditions to top the field.

“It was really difficult conditions today, but I just hit it straight and low and it worked out,” said the LPGA Tour rookie and University of Virginia alumnae. “I knew scores were going to be high because the conditions were so difficult. But, I was patient and hit the ball well. So, I’m pretty happy right now.”

Mao will be playing her first pro event in Canada, but she also competed in the Canadian Women’s Amateur in 2014, where she tied for 30th.

Also earning exemption was Brigitte Thibaul of Rosemère, Que., a 17-year-old amateur who carded a 77 to finish second to qualify for her first LPGA Tour event.

Christine Song of Oakville, CA and Angel Yin of Arcadia, CA shot 78 and 79 respectively to claim the final two exemptions into the field.

With the addition of Thibault to the field, a total of 17 Canadians will now compete for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

Click here for complete results from the 2016 CP Women’s Open Monday Qualifier at The Hamptons Golf Club.

Media Centre Interview Times
The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. All times are MDT.

Tuesday:
Jennifer Ha & Jaclyn Lee – 12 pm
Lorie Kane (2016 Canadian Golf Hall of Fame inductee) – TBD

Wednesday:
Alena Sharp – 11:30 am
Priddis Green Golf & Country Club Superintendent James Beebe – 1 pm
Lydia Ko – 2:15 pm
Brooke Henderson – After Am Pro-Am

PLAYER INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO
Interview transcripts, audio MP3 files, as well as downloadable royalty-free images and broadcast quality videos for all media interviews and scrums will be available online here.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 25Golf Channel & TSN24 p.m. – 7 p.m.
RDS24 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, August 26Golf Channel & TSN24 p.m. – 7 p.m.
RDS24 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 27Golf Channel & TSN3 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
RDS Info1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 28Golf Channel & TSN31 p.m. – 4 p.m.
RDS2 (Tape delay)5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Note: All times listed are in MDT. Times are approximate and are subject to change without notice.

2016 CP WOMEN’S OPEN FINAL QUALIFIER
The final four spots into the 2016 CP Women’s Open field will be determined at the final qualifying competition at The Hamptons Golf Club in Calgary. The Final Qualifier features 18 holes of stroke play with the low four competitors receiving exemptions into the field. If necessary, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately following the conclusion of play.

Additional information regarding the 2016 CP Women’s Open Final Qualifier can be found here.

CP HAS HEART EMPLOYEE PRO-AM
The players and start times for the 2016 CP HAS HEART EMPLOYEE PRO-AM have been announced. A total of 23 players from the CP Women’s Open field will take to Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club to entertain 69 amateurs.

Click here for players and start times.

2016 MEDIA GUIDE
Media can download the 2016 CP Women’s Open Media Guide for complete statistics, records and historical information.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS
Media are reminded that the media information package for the 2016 CP Women’s Open, including tournament information and Media Centre Temporary Gate Pass(es), has been sent. Individuals who have not yet received their packages, or those wishing to apply for media credentials, must contact Terry Lenyk at tlenyk@golfcanada.ca.

FREE ADMISSION FOR JUNIORS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
Golf Canada and CP are proud to offer free admission to the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to any spectator aged 17-and-under. The free junior pass is available here.

Parents of juniors can take advantage of discounted tickets by using the promotional code JUNIOR and clicking here.

As a small token of appreciation for all the valued work they do in the communities they serve, we’ve also extended a complimentary invitation to the CP Women’s Open to all Southern Alberta First Responders and their families.

Tickets…

Juniors – 17 & Under Free
First Responders Free
Early Week (Mon-Wed) $10.50
Anyday Grounds (Thurs-Sun) $31.50
Weekly (Mon-Sun) $78.75

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 2016 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women’s Open from August 22-28, 2016 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Priddis, Alta. The CP 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, AutoCanada, Corby Distilleries Ltd., Delta Calgary South, Artisan Wines, Coca-Cola, Tourism Calgary, Telus and CVS Controls Ltd. 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 $6 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 a low-cost provider that 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 Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 305,000 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) 416-434-5525
(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca

Martin Cej
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications
Canadian Pacific
(p) 403-319-7298
(e) martin_cej@cpr.ca

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