Teenager Lydia Ko will be back to defend her CN Canadian Women's Open title against an international field which include the top two ranked female players on the LPGA Tour.
World number one Inbee Park and No. 2 Stacy Lewis, fresh off her win at the Women's British Open, headline a field that includes Na Yeon Choi, Karrie Webb, Paula Creamer and Yani Tseng.
Despite seeing her streak of consecutive major victories snapped in Scotland, Park is having an impressive season with six LPGA Tour wins including three majors.
Canadian LPGA star and CN ambassador Lorie Kane will lead a Canadian contingent that includes LPGA Tour players Maude-Aimee LeBlanc of Sherbrooke, Que., Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que., Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Toronto, Alena Sharp of Hamilton and Stephanie Sherlock of Barrie, Ont. Four other Canadians have earned exemptions to compete by way of the CN Canadian Women’s Tour including 2013 Tour winners Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C. and National Team graduate Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont. as well as Team Canada amateurs Augusta James of Bath, Ont. and 15-year old Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont.
“We’re less than two weeks out from the CN Canadian Women’s Open and together with CN and our hosts at Royal Mayfair Golf Club, we are thrilled with how our field is coming together,” said CN Canadian Women’s Open Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin. “With the world’s best players as well as up and coming Canadian talents set to compete, Edmonton golf fans are sure to be treated to an outstanding showcase of golf.”
A field of 156 competitors will vie for the US$2-million purse when the CN Canadian Women’s Open makes its return to Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton for the first time since 2007.
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