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Canadian Pacific Women's Open

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Pat Bradley

Pat Bradley is one of two golfers (Meg Mallon is the other) to win the Canadian Women's Open three times.

Photo courtesy of the LPGA; used with permission

About the Canadian Pacific Women's Open:

The Canadian Women's Open is one of the longer-running current events on the LPGA Tour, dating to 1973. It has been known as the Canadian Women's Open since 2001; prior to that the tournament went by several different names. One of those was the du Maurier Classic, and under that name this event counted as an LPGA major from 1979-2000. CN - the Canadian National Railway Company - became the title sponsor om 2006. Another railroad, Canadian Pacific, took over as title sponsor in 2014, and the name changed to Canadian Pacific Women's Open.
2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open
• When: Aug. 21-24
• Where: London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario, Canada

2013 Tournament
Lydia Ko did it again. In 2012, as a 15-year-old amateur, Ko won the CWO to become the youngest-ever LPGA champion. In 2013, she repeated, becoming the first amateur ever to win twice on the LPGA Tour. Ko finished at 15-under 265, setting a new tournament scoring record and winning by five strokes.

Official Website
LPGA Tour tournament site

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Records:

  • 18 holes: 62 - Song-Hee Kim, 2009
  • 72 holes: 265 - a-Lydia Ko, 2013

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Golf Courses:

The Canadian Women's Open rotates to golf courses around Canada, visiting a different course each year.

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Trivia and Notes:

  • The first five years of the tournament's history, it was 54 holes in length. It switched to its current 72-hole format in 1978.

  • Jocelyne Bourassa won the inaugural tournament, then called the La Canadienne, in 1973. Bourassa is the only Canadian golfer to date to win the Canadian Women's Open.
  • From 1979 through 2000, this tournament - known as the du Maurier Classic for most of those years - was counted as an LPGA major. But when du Maurier dropped sponsorship, the tourney lost its major championship status (replaced by the Women's British Open). All winners from those years are still credited with major championship victories, however.

  • Meg Mallon (2000, 2002, 2004) and Pat Bradley (1980, 1985, 1986) share the tournament record for wins with three each.

  • Beth Daniel's win in 2003 was the 33rd - and last - victory of her LPGA career.
  • Ayako Okamoto never won the Canadian Women's Open, despite carrying a 6-stroke lead into the final round in 1987. That's the record for largest 54-hole lead, and also for largest 54-hole lead lost. Okamota finished runner-up three times here, another tournament record.

  • Cristie Kerr began the final round in 2006 eight strokes behind leader Angela Stanford. But Kerr shot 65 to Stanford's 74 to get the win - and the tournament record for biggest final-round comeback.

  • When Song-Hee Kim set the tournament's 18-hole scoring record in 2009, her 62 included one nine of 28, also a tourney record.

  • LPGA history was made at the 2012 event when amateur Lydia Ko, just 15 years old, won. Ko became the youngest winner in tour history, plus the first amateur to win on the LPGA Tour since 1969. Then, at the 2013 tournament, Ko, still an amateur, won again.

Canadian Women's Open Winners:

(p-won playoff)

CN Canadian Women's Open
2013 - a-Lydia Ko, 265
2012 - a-Lydia Ko, 275
2011 - Brittany Lincicome, 275
2010 - Michelle Wie, 276
2009 - Suzann Pettersen, 269
2008 - Katherine Hull, 277
2007 - Lorena Ochoa, 268
2006 - Cristie Kerr, 276

BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open
2005 - Meena Lee, 279
2004 - Meg Mallon, 270
2003 - Beth Daniel, 276

Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open
2002 - Meg Mallon, 284
2001 - Annika Sorenstam, 272

du Maurier Classic
2000 - Meg Mallon, 282
1999 - Karrie Webb, 277
1998 - Brandie Burton, 270
1997 - Colleen Walker, 278
1996 - Laura Davies, 277
1995 - Jenny Lidback, 280
1994 - Martha Nause, 279
1993 - Brandie Burton-p, 277
1992 - Sherri Steinhauer, 277
1991 - Nancy Scranton, 279
1990 - Cathy Johnston, 276
1989 - Tammie Green, 279
1988 - Sally Little, 279
1987 - Jody Rosenthal (Anschutz)-p, 272
1986 - Pat Bradley-p, 276
1985 - Pat Bradley, 278
1984 - Juli Inkster, 279

Peter Jackson Classic
1983 - Hollis Stacy, 277
1982 - Sandra Haynie, 280
1981 - Jan Stephenson, 278
1980 - Pat Bradley, 277
1979 - Amy Alcott, 285
1978 - JoAnne Carner, 278
1977 - Judy Rankin, 212
1976 - Donna Caponi-p, 212
1975 - JoAnne Carner-p, 214
1974 - Carole Jo Skala, 208

La Canadienne
1973 - Jocelyne Bourassa-p, 214

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