For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2014

 

CANADA’S ELIZABETH TONG GRABS ONE OF FINAL FOUR QUALIFIER SPOTS INTO CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN'S OPEN

- News and notes from London Hunt and Country Club for Monday, August, 18 -

LONDON, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Twenty-nine players took to Sunningdale Golf and Country Club during Monday’s final qualifying event in hopes of securing one of the four final spots into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Amateur Jillian Hollis of Rocky River, OH and Emma Jandel of Dayton, OH shot matching 2-under par 70s to top the Monday Qualifier leaderboard and earn spots in the field for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. The pair will be joined by amateur Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont., who finished third after a 1-under 71.

Emma de Groot of Sydney, Australia grabbed the final spot, winning a three-for-one sudden death playoff over Carmen Bandea of Atlanta, GA and Hannah Hellyer of Quinte West, Ont. The trio all finished regulation play tied for fourth at even-par 72.

With the addition of Tong to the field, a total of 15 Canadians will now compete for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship at London Hunt and Country Club.

Click here for complete results from the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Monday Qualifier at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.

Media Centre Interview Times

The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at London Hunt and Country Club.

Tuesday:
London Hunt and Country Club Superintendent Jayson Griffiths – 1:30pm
Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Sue Kim - 2:30pm
Inbee Park - TBD

Wednesday:
Brooke Henderson – 11am
Lydia Ko – 11:30am
Stacy Lewis – 2pm<

Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide

The 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide is available online by clicking here.

Lexi Thompson Junior Golf Clinic

On Tuesday, August 19th, LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson will be hosting a junior golf clinic offsite at Fire Rock Golf Club in London, Ont. The clinic – which will include chipping, putting, driving and iron play – gets underway at 2:30pm and media are invited to attend for photo opportunities.

CP Birdies for Heart

Title sponsor CP has stepped up to encourage players to make birdies on the 17th green 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. 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.

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