Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, OTTAWA, ONT
LPGA rookie, Sung Hyun Park, could not be caught by the field as she ran away with the CP Woman’s Open Championship. Her -7 under-par 64 on Sunday would outmatch all competitors. Park already has a major victory at the US Women’s Open this year and she was stellar in the closing holes with birdies on two of the final three.
Feng, Alex, Kerr, Chun and Broch-Larsen finished in a tie for third at -10 behind runner-up, Mirim Lee. The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club course would challenge the ladies all week long. Pin placements on Sunday were not for the faint-of-heart, with several pins tucked behind bunkers and near slippery slopes, few players would have easy birdie puts to move themselves up the leaderboard.
Home town star, Brooke Henderson, would light-up the course with her presence. Hundreds of fans would line the tee-boxes and stroll along green-side to cheer her on. “Today didn’t go quite as well as I would have liked.” Henderson noted. “But still having that support around me was amazing and I am going to remember this week forever.”
Although she did not hoist the trophy, Henderson won the hearts of many including some real ones at CHEO. She signed autographs for every fan behind the 18th green. Her final score of -7 would also make her Top Canadian on for the tournament. CP Birdies for Heart raised $225,000 on the 15th hole.