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Draw Released For RIO 2016 Women’s Golf

Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp will begin their Olympic golf play on Wednesday. (Photo: Graham Delaet, Twitter)
Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp will begin their Olympic golf play on Wednesday. (Photo: Graham Delaet, Twitter)
Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp will begin their Olympic golf play on Wednesday. (Photo: Graham Delaet, Twitter)

With the men’s competition complete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, attention now falls to the women who will begin play this coming Wednesday, August 17th.

The draw for the the first two rounds of the women’s golf competition was released on Monday.

The field field of 60 players will be seeking the first women’s golf gold medal in 116 years. In 1900 Margaret Abbott of the United States won the golf competition at the Paris Olympiad.

Miriam Nagl of host nation Brazil will be given the privilege of striking the opening tee shot at 7:30 a.m. local time.

World No.3, Canadian Brooke Henderson, will play alongside two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway and fourth ranked Lexi Thompson of the United States at 9:14am

Canada’s other representative, Alena Sharp, will tee off at 10:25 on Wednesday along Gaby Lopez of Mexico and Shanshan Feng of China.

Round 1/2 Pairings, RIO 2016 Women's Golf
Round 1/2 Pairings, RIO 2016 Women’s Golf