author: kaitlynn nordal| staff writer
And a Canadian wins!/Pixababy
Canuck wins on home soil
As you may have seen in almost every single YouTube ad before a video for the past three months, the CP Canada Women’s Open was held right here in Regina on August 23-26 at the Wascana Country Club. This marks the first time that the Canadian tournament was ever held in Saskatchewan, with a familiar star taking home the victory for herself.
Brooke Henderson, yes, the same one talking about the Open in said ad, took the crown after finishing up with a total of 267, a score of -21 under par. In doing so, she becomes the first Canadian-born player to win the Canadian tournament since Jocelyne Bourassa did so 45 years ago. Quite the accomplishment for the 20-year-old and yet somehow par for the course.
Henderson, who reigns from Ontario, started playing gold professionally in 2014. She learned to play at a young age on Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club in her home town as she comes from family of golfers. In the last four years, Henderson has achieved 12 professional wins with seven of them being in the Ladies Professional Golf Association. She won her first major at 18 in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and was the youngest winner to ever do so. In 2015 and 2017 she was named the female athlete of the year. For those interested in golf, Brooke Henderson is someone to watch.
For those who either watched the event on television or were there as spectators, they were kept on their toes this year as the CP Canadian Women’s Open top five put up excellent numbers. Angel Yin a 19-year-old American finished second with a score of -17 under par and a total 271. 28-year-old Jennifer Song, also American, finished the tournament third with a final score -15 under par and a total 273. This year tied for fourth was 29-year-old Korean-born Amy Yang and 26-year-old American Austin Ernst. Yang finished with a final score of -14 under par and a total 274, and Ernst finished with the exact same score.