Major feel, field boost Canadian Pacific Women's Open

Aug 26 2017 Ottawa Ontario CAN Michelle Wie prepares to play her shot on the thirteenth tee box during the third round of the Canadian

The LPGA Tour plays its first individual stroke play event for three weeks when the Canadian Pacific Women's Open is played at the grandly named Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Ontario where defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn will attempt to get her rather wayward game of late back on track.

Brooke Henderson of nearby Smiths Falls, Ont., shot an even-par round to finish at 7 under to tie for 12th, a disappointing result after her course-record 8-under 63 catapulted her into a tie for sixth after three rounds.

Park shot a bogey-free round of seven-under 64 to win the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on Sunday (local time) in Ottawa.

Cristie Kerr putts a ball on Friday.

Broch Larsen said she didn't know that Henderson had established a course record earlier in the day and didn't really look at scoreboards before starting her own round.

Now that she's won two LPGA championships, Sung Hyun Park is finally going to get to see the biggest attraction in her home away from home.

Winless for more than a year on the LPGA Tour, she came into the tournament on the back of a disappointing tied 59th at the British Open and the week prior had missed the cut at the Scottish Open.

And while any victory is a good one, capturing the title here at her national championship would certainly be just that much sweeter.

"I feel like this is a stepping stone in the right direction", she said of performing admirably at home. "Not just covered, they're like eight people deep, which is truly fantastic", said Henderson.

The crowds were so vocal for Brooke Henderson that even her caddy Britt drew cheers with people calling out her name, encouraging her as she lugged her sister's golf bag or gave advice.

"I think I was ready for it".

The 19-year-old phenom drew the most fans of any golfer at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club and was followed from hole to hole by a sizable gallery. "But I was not today", said Park. I was a little disappointed yesterday after the way I played. "Look at the people out here for her, they all want her to do well, and she wants to do really well for them".

Henderson admitted the hometown crowd helped.

"You know, this is a tournament that I would love to hoist that trophy, and especially here in Ottawa".

She and Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., were the only players from the field of 14 Canadians to make the cut. "I'm going to have to play my best, and hopefully everything will go my way". "And one of the reasons is you can play it so many ways and it's all-inclusive".

Ko made bogey at the par four first and third holes, before the situation went from bad to worse with a double at the par four seventh and another bogey at the par three eighth as she quickly slipped to four-over.



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