(Golf Canada) – Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City, Que., lead the 2013 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship after the second round of competition at Club de golf Beloeil in Beloeil, Que.
Henderson, a member of Team Canada’s National Squad and Tanguay, a former member of Team Canada, share the lead at 3-under 139 for the tournament. Henderson, who came in to Wednesday with a share of the lead, carded a 1-under 70 in her second round. Tanguay’s 3-under 68 was tied for the best round of the day.
“Everything was really going well,” said Tanguay. “I know the course and my family was here so I was really happy.”
Mariko Yamaguchi-Tumangan of San Jose, California, Maribel Lopez of Columbia and Casey Danielson of Osceola, Wisconsin sit in a tie for third at 1-over 143. Mariko and Lopez both shot a 2-over 73, while Danielson had an even-71 second round.
Vivian Tsui of Markham, Ontario, Simin Feng of Windermere, Florida and Gabriela Lopez of Mexico are in a tie for fifth at 2-over 144. Tsui’s 3-under 68 was tied with Tanguay’s round for best of the day.
The best hole of the day went to Seshia-Lei Telles, of Tualatin, Oregon, who carded a hole-in-one on Beloeil’s 13thhole. Telles currently plays for the Oregon State University Beavers.
“This was the second time I ever hit a hole-in-one,” Telles said. “But to do it in a national championship is just awesome!”
76 players will be moving on to round three after making the cut. The Individual Stroke Play division cut was at 14-over 156 while the Mid-Amateur division and Mid-Master division cuts were at 24-over 166.
Team British Columbia took home the Inter-Provincial Division title with a combined score of 9-over 293. Team British Columbia consists of Team Canada National Squad member Christine Wong of Richmond, B.C., Team Canada Development Squad member Taylor Kim of Surry, B.C., and Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C. Team Saskatchewan and Team Ontario finished tied for second at 15-over 299.
In the Mid-Amateur division (25+ years), Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C., who has won the division the past two years, maintains her lead over Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Que after shooting a 2-over 73 in her second round for a tournament total of 7-over 149. Chartand, who carded a second round 4-over 75 for a two-day score of 10-over 152, is leading the Mid-Master division (40+ years) by a single stroke over Leanne Richardson of Indian Mountain, N.B.
The winner of the 2013 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship will receive an exemption into the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open at the Royal Mayfair Club in Edmonton, Alta. from August 19-25. In addition, the champion will receive an exemption into the 2013 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship and, if applicable, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championships.