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Amateurs Dominate First Stop on CN Canadian Women’s Tour

Richmond, B.C. (Golf Canada) –  Amateur Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C., a member of Team Canada, carded a final round even-par 72 to capture the season-opening event on the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Tour at Richmond Country Club in Richmond, B.C.

Keel converted three birdies on her last five holes of the day, including a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to seal the victory with a two-day total of 1-under 143. Keel, 16, bested Vancouver’s So Yeon Park and Renee Skidmore of Everett, Wash. by a single stroke for the win as the pair finished at even-par 144.

With the victory, Keel earned an exemption into the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open which will be held at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C. from August 20-26. She also took home top amateur honors as well.

“It’s an absolute victory for me because the CN Canadian Women’s Open is right in my hometown this year. It’s just 10 minutes from my high school,” Keel said. “I am so happy to be able to play. I am so honored to play in my hometown in front of friends and family.”

Keel, who plays out of The Vancouver Golf Club, is excited for the opportunity to compete on a course she is already very familiar with.

“It’s one of the best courses I’ve ever played on. Conditions are always great,” Keel said. “I’m really grateful toward the staff and the committee members for letting me play and practice there. I think it’s a huge advantage for me.”

Park and Skidmore, both of whom are professionals, each collected $8,498.18, sharing the first and second place winners’ cheques.

Team Canada’s Augusta James of Bath, Ont. finished tied for fourth at 1-over 145 alongside Calgary’s Nicole Zhang, also an amateur.

Team Canada’s Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., earned a tie for seventh at 2-over 146, while Team Canada graduates Sara Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que. and Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. tied for 11th at 3-over 147.

Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., last season’s Jocelyne Bourassa Player of the Year Award winner on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, tied for 19th at 5-over 149.

The next CN Canadian Women’s Tour stop takes place June 11-13 at Club de golf Beloeil in Beloeil, Que., while the final Tour event is scheduled for June 25-27 at Legends on the Niagara in Niagara, Ont. Both events feature a $60,000 (CAD) purse, with $10,000 (CAD) awarded to the winner, along with an exemption into the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

Players competing on the Tour also earn points towards the CN Canadian Women’s Tour Order of Merit. The player with the most points at the end of the season earns the Jocelyne Bourassa Player of the Year Award. The top three players on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour season-ending Order of Merit will be awarded direct entry into Stage 2 of LPGA Qualifying School. All entry fees will be paid for Stage 2 and, if applicable, Stage 3 (up to a value of $4,000 each).

In addition, the top two competitors on the season-ending Order of Merit not otherwise exempt also earn entry into the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

More information about the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, including a full listing of competitors and post-round results is available on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour website at www.cncanadianwomenstour.com.

 

The following are final round scores from the CN Canadian Women’s Tour event at Richmond Country Club in Richmond, B.C.: (6,198 yards / par 72)

1. Jisoo Keel (a), Coquitlam, BC, 71-72-143 -1

2. Renee Skidmore, Everett, WA, 71-73-144 E

2. So Yeon Park, Vancouver, BC, 71-73-144 E

4. Augusta James (a), Bath, ON, 75-70-145 +1

4. Nicole Zhang (a), Calgary, AB, 72-73-145 +1

4. Joy Trotter, Chino Hills, CA, 70-75-145 +1

7. Courtney Harter, Clearwater, FL, 73-73-146 +2

7. Melissa “Mo” Martin, Altadena, CA, 71-75-146 +2

7. Emma Jandel, Dayton, OH, 71-75-146 +2

7. Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a), Smiths Falls, ON, 71-75-146 +2

11. Sara Maude Juneau, Fossambault, QC, 76-71-147 +3

11. Hye-Min Kim, San Diego, CA, 74-73-147 +3

11. Sue Kim, Langley, BC, 73-74-147 +3

14. Anna (Younjin) Kim (a), Toronto, ON 74-74-148 +4

14. Tomoko Yokoyama, Irvine, CA, 73-75-148 +4

14. Kim Welch, Roseville, CA, 72-76-148 +4

14. Stephanie Louden, Frisco, TX, 71-77-148 +4

14. Allison Hanna, Clackamas, OR, 70-78-148 +4

19. Lauren Mielbrecht, Gulf Stream, FL, 73-76-149 +5

19. Jessica Shepley, Oakville, ON, 72-77-149 +5

19. Kirby Dreher, Fort St. John, BC, 73-76-149 +5

22. Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, AL, 76-74-150 +6

22. Rachel Connor, United Kingdom, 74-76-150 +6

22. Lisa Ferrero, Lodi, CA, 74-76-150 +6

22. Samantha Richdale, Kelowna, BC, 74-76-150 +6

22. Ashley Sholer, Hamilton, ON, 73-77-150 +6

27. Emily Flanigan, Reunion, FL, 77-74-151 +7

27. Jessi Gebhardt, Bellingham, WA, 76-75-151 +7

27. Taylor Kim (a), Surrey, BC, 76-75-151 +7

30. Erica Moston, Belmont, CA, 77-75-152 +8

30. Courtney Mahon, Lees Summit, MO, 77-75-152 +8

30. A Ram Choi (a), Surrey, BC, 78-74-152 +8

30. Susan Choi, Natick, MA, 79-73-152 +8

30. Kristen Park, Buena Park, CA, 79-73-152 +8

30. Danielle Mills, Pointe-Claire, QC, 76-76-152 +8

30. Lindsey Bergeon, Sarasota, FL, 80-72-152 +8

30. Brogan McKinnon (a), Mississauga, ON, 74-78-152 +8

38. Catherine Matranga, Fort Worth, TX, 77-76-153 +9

38. Jamie Oleksiew (a), Surrey, BC, 77-76-153 +9

38. Angela Drane, Grandview, PE, 76-77-153 +9

38. Christine Wong (a), Richmond, BC, 73-80-153 +9

38. Tara Goedeken, Dodge City, KS, 70-83-153 +9

43. Ashli Bunch, Morristown, TN, 76-78-154 +10

43. Seema Sadekar, Toronto, ON, 81-73-154 +10

45. Tracy Stanford, Midland, TX, 76-79-155 +11

45. Amy Eneroth, Colbert, WA, 79-76-155 +11

45. Stacey Bieber, Winnipeg, MB, 74-81-155 +11

45. Ginny Brown, Austin, TX, 82-73-155 +11

49. Chandra Alexander, San Angelo, TX, 77-79-156 +12

49. Lauren Hunt, Little River, SC, 76-80-156 +12

49. Patricia Beliard, Houston, TX, 80-76-156 +12

49. Jennifer Hong, Granger, IL, 81-75-156 +12

53. Moah Chang, Los Angeles, CA, 77-80-157 +13

53. Ally Shin (a), Coquitlam, BC, 81-76-157 +13

55. Sydney Cox, Edmond, OK, 77-81-158 +14

56. Christy Yun, Chandler, AZ, 78-81-159 +15

56. Kyla Inaba (a), Kelowna, BC, 80-79-159 +15

56. Christina Proteau (a), Port Alberni, BC, 80-79-159 +15

56. Jessica Hauser, Hartland, WI, 82-77-159 +15

56. Jennifer Greggain, Chilliwack, BC, 82-77-159 +15

61. Chelsea Bach, Phoenix, AZ, 78-82-160 +16

61. Melissa Mabanta, Langley, BC, 79-81-160 +16

61. Angel Sze, San Marino, CA, 79-81-160 +16

61. Minhee Park, Tieton, WA, 80-80-160 +16

65. Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, IL, 81-80-161 +17

65. Alexa Kim, Toronto, ON, 85-76-161 +17

67. Cathy Kim, Bellevue, WA, 79-83-162 +18

67. Alexis Bennett, Rockford, IL, 85-77-162 +18

69. Keanna Mason (a), Maple Ridge, BC, 79-84-163 +19

69. Sabrina Sapone (a), Montreal, QC, 81-82-163 +19

69. Szu-Hsuan Huang (a), Qualicum Beach, BC, 81-82-163 +19

69. Justina Yu, Las Vegas, NV, 82-81-163 +19

73. Katie Detlefsen, Eagan, MN, 82-82-164 +20

74. Jacqueline Kazarian, Dana Point, CA, 82-83-165 +21

74. Tracy Nichols, Rocklin, CA, 86-79-165 +21

76. Andrea Kosa (a), Calgary, AB, 82-84-166 +22

76. Sydney MacDonald (a), Calgary, AB, 85-81-166 +22

76. Jordan Allyne, Bellevue, WA, 85-81-166 +22

76. Amanda McPhee, Winchester, MA, 87-79-166 +22

80. Natalie Guidry, Costa Mesa, CA, 82-86-168 +24

80. Celeste Bobbitt, Rogers, AR, 85-83-168 +24

82. Lauren Sullivan, Fort Worth, TX, 84-85-169 +25

82. Elena Robles, Redondo Beach, CA, 85-84-169 +25

84. Nicole Forshner, Banff, AB, 88-82-170 +26

85. Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, IL, 88-83-171 +27

86. Ashlee Claydon, Port Moody, BC, 89-85-174 +30


The top ten earners for the CN Canadian Women’s Tour Money List through the season-opening event at Richmond Country Club:

T1.          Renee Skidmore              Everett, WA                       $8,498.18

T1.          So Yeon Park                      Vancouver, BC                  $8,498.18

3.            Joy Trotter                          Chino Hills, CA                   $5,720.73

T4.          Courtney Harter               Clearwater, FL                   $4,149.82

T4.          Melissa “Mo” Martin      Altadena, CA                      $4,149.82

T4.          Emma Jandel                     Dayton, OH                         $4,149.82

T7.          Sara Maude Juneau        Fossambault, QC              $2,800.00

T7.          Hye-Min Kim                      San Diego, CA                    $2,800.00

T7.          Sue Kim                                Langley, BC                         $2,800.00

T10.        Tomoko Yokoyama         Irvine, CA                            $1,700.36

T10.        Kim Welch                           Roseville, CA                      $1,700.36

T10.        Stephanie Louden           Frisco, TX                             $1,700.36

T10.        Allison Hanna                     Clackamas, OR                   $1,700.36

 

The top ten for the CN Canadian Women’s Tour Order of Merit through the season-opening event at Richmond Country Club:

1.            Jisoo Keel (a)                     Coquitlam, BC                    600

T2.          Renee Skidmore              Everett, WA                       425

T2.          So Yeon Park                      Vancouver, BC                  425

T4.          Augusta James (a)           Bath, ON                              308.33

T4.          Nicole Zhang (a)               Calgary, AB                         308.33

T4.          Joy Trotter                          Chino Hills, CA                   308.33

T7.          Courtney Harter               Clearwater, FL                   212.5

T7.          Melissa “Mo” Martin      Altadena, CA                      212.5

T7.          Emma Jandel                     Dayton, OH                         212.5

T7.          Brooke Henderson (a)   Smiths Falls, ON                212.5

 

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