The future of Canadian women’s golf is looking pretty good when you consider what’s happening on the Symetra Tour.
The official development system for the LPGA TOUR kicked off their season this week in Arizona and a huge contingent of Canadian golfers are taking part.
At the close of play on Saturday eight of the twelve Canadian players who started the week made the 36-hole cut and will play for the championship on Sunday.
Leading for the players from north of the border is Sherbrooke’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc who is tied for 7th place at 4 under par. That is actually 8 strokes back of leader, Hannah O’Sullivan, an amateur. O’Sullivan has a four stroke lead with eighteen holes left on the schedule.
Bath, Ontario’s Augusta James is sitting in a share of 9th place after rounds of 72 and 69.
The other Canadians:
Samantha Richdale, t-18 (72-70)
Sara-Maude Juneau, t-25 (73-70)
Sue Kim, t-35 (74-70)
Brittany Henderson, t-35 (73-71)
Rebecca Lee-Bentham, t-66 (73-74)
Jessica Wallace, t-66 (69,78)
Jennifer Kirby, MC, (78-70)
Nicole Vandermade, MC (75-73)
Natalie Gleadall, MC (72-77)
Lisa Meldrum, WD