For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2014

SO YEON RYU CONTINUES TO LEAD CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN

Jennifer Kirby sits tied for 24th at 5-under, leads four Canadians into weekend action in London

Twenty-one second round birdies on the par-3 17th hole bumps two-day total to 46 and raises $230,000 for Children’s Health Foundation through CP Birdies for Heart

Tickets for weekend rounds still available;
FREE admission for children 17 & under & FEER spectator parking all weekend

London, Ont. (Golf Canada) –So Yeon Ryu of South Korea shot a 6-under 66 Friday in another bogey-free round to take a commanding five-stroke lead at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Ryu set a course record with a 63 on Thursday and continued her sizzling play during Friday’s second round. Her 36-hole 129 (-15) tally is a new Canadian Women’s Open record. Cristie Kerr and Inbee Park held the previous 132 record set in 2013 at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alta.

“After I shot 9‑under, 6‑under is not that great, but still it's a really great score, said the 24-year-old Ryu. “I had a bogey‑free round two days in a row, so I feel really great about that.  I do love Canadian fans so much.  I'm really happy I was able to show (them) really great golf.”

American Danielle Kang, Swede Anna Nordqvist and Na Yeon Choi of South Korea are tied for second at 10-under 134.

Canada’s Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont. continues to lead the way for the Canadian contingent after posting an even-par 72 Friday to hold a share of 24th position. The Team Canada Young Pro Squad member will be joined on the weekend at London Hunt by Team Canada national amateur team members Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. and Jennifer Ha of Calgary who sit at 3-under 141 through 36 holes. Also advancing to weekend play is Team Canada Young Pro Sue Kim of Langley, who shot 71-72 (-1) to squeak by the cut line.

Following Friday’s round the 36-hole cut was made with 87 players shooting 1-under or better to advance to weekend action.

The shot of the day came from Jessica Korda who recorded her first-ever LPGA Tour hole-in-one on Friday. The 21-year-old aced the 147-yard par-3 8th hole with an 8-iron.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SECOND-ROUND CANADIAN SCORES FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2014:
T24 – Jennifer Kirby, 67-72—139, -5
T41 – Brooke Henderson (a), 70-71—141, -3
T41 – Jennifer Ha (a), 72-69—141, -3  
T70 – Sue Kim, 71-72—143, -1
--- MISSED CUT ---
MC – Rebecca Lee-Bentham, 70-74—144, E
MC – Elizabeth Tong (a), 70-74—144, E
MC – Sara-Maude Juneau, 70-74—144, E
MC – Natalie Gleadall, 75-69—144, E
MC – Alena Sharp, 72-73—145, +1
MC – Lorie Kane, 73-72—145, +1
MC – Jessica Wallace, 75-70—145, +1
MC – Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 73-73—146, +2
MC – Samantha Richdale, 74-73—147, +3
MC – Erica Rivard, 73-75—148, +4
MC – Nicole Vandermade, 74-75—149, +5

CP BIRDIES FOR HEART – 46 BIRDIES AND $230,000 RAISED THROUGH 36 HOLES:
Title sponsor CP has stepped up to encourage players to make birdies on the 17th hole during tournament play by offering to donate $5,000 for each birdie made to the Children’s Health Foundation in support of paediatric heart health programs.

During Friday’s second round, 21 more birdies by LPGA Tour players raised the total birdie count to 46 through 36 holes, good for $230,000 thus far for charity. CP Birdies for Heart is one of the fundraising activities taking place at CP Women’s Open, with all proceeds going to Children’s Health Foundation to support cardiac research and care of children with congenital heart disease from London and across Southwestern Ontario.

PLAYER INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS FROM FRIDAY:
Transcripts and audio files from interviews with So Yeon Ryu, Brooke Henderson, Jennifer Kirby, Lorie Kane, Danielle Kang, Jessica Korda, Anna Nordqvist, Brittany Lincicome, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Cristie Kerr and Na Yeon Choi are available online here.

FREE WEEKEND PARKING:
As a thank you to London golf enthusiasts who have supported the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and the CP Has Heart charity campaign, Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific are pleased to offer free parking for spectators attending weekend action at the London Hunt and Country Club.

“We are thrilled with the community response to the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and CP Has Heart fundraising campaign, and hope that we can encourage even more spectators to share in the terrific fundraising activities onsite,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.  “It’s a small way of saying thank you to golf enthusiasts for their support of the championship and get excited about raising even more money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday rounds at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open are still available by purchasing onsite at the main admission gate or online at www.cpwomensopen.com.  Children 17 and under get in free all weekend with a ticketed adult.

Directions and parking information for spectators is available by clicking here.

PAIRING AND START TIMES – ROUND 3:
Pairings for the third round of the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open are available here.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
The following is the broadcast schedule for coverage at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.*

Saturday, Aug. 23

  • 2 p.m. ET – Third Round (TSN2 / RDS2)

Sunday, Aug. 24

  • 2 p.m. ET – Final Round (TSN2 / RDS2)

*Schedule subject to change

CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN MEDIA GUIDE:
The 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide is available online by clicking here.

ABOUT THE 2014 CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the inaugural Canadian Pacific Women’s Open from August 18-24 at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ont. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by Canadian Pacific, RBC Wealth Management, CVS Controls LTD., Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, Sony, London Hydro, Four Points by Sheraton London and Coca Cola. For tickets, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.

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 322,000 golfers at nearly 1,500 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.

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Media Contact:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
(C) 416-434-5525
dpino@golfcanada.ca

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