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Golf Canada – News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Tuesday, August 21st 

REGINA (Golf Canada)  — With the opening-round of the $2.25 million (US) CP Women’s Open less than two days away, tournament week at Wascana Country Club continues to showcase the finest in women’s professional golf. 

Wednesday, August 21st is Championship Pro-Am Day. The event will see 102 professional golfers take to the course to entertain a field of 153 amateurs as part of the LPGA Tour’s new ‘Nine and Nine’ Pro-Am format, where amateur participants will play nine holes each with a pair of LPGA Tour professionals. Click here for pairings and start times.

PAIRING AND START TIMES – ROUNDS 1&2…
Pairings for the first and second rounds of the 2018 CP Women’s Open are available here.

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO…
Interview transcripts, audio MP3 files, as well as downloadable royalty-free images and broadcast quality videos for all media interviews and scrums are available online here.

Note to Media: Download the 2017 CP Women’s Open Media Guide by clicking here.

MEDIA CENTRE INTERVIEW TIMES
The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at the Wascana Country Club. All times are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 22
10:00 a.m. – Lydia Ko
11:00 a.m. – Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum and LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan
12:00 p.m. – Sung Hyun Park
1:00 p.m. – Brittany Lincicome 

LPGA MEDIA NOTES
For daily LPGA notes, statistics, hole locations and yardages, visit www.media.lpga.com and select CP Women’s Open from the LPGA Tournament Information menu.

MEDIA GUIDE 
Download the 2018 CP Women’s Open Media Guide by clicking here.

CP HAS HEART IN SUPPORT OF JIM PATTISON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Canadian Pacific will continue its history of making a substantial donation to the host community through its CP Has Heart community investment program. In the four years of CP’s title sponsorship of the CP Women’s Open, $6.5 million has been raised to support children’s heart health in communities across Canada. 

This year, the campaign is supporting pediatric cardiology at Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Funds raised through the CP Women’s Open will help assist a dedicated cardiology space and specialized equipment in the new hospital, currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019. To find out more or donate, click here.

FIRST-EVER CP WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TO TAKE PLACE DURING TOURNAMENT WEEK
As part of the weeklong excitement of the CP Women’s Open, Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific are proud to announce that the inaugural CP Women’s Leadership Summit will take place Tuesday, August 21 at Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina. Keynote speaker and four-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser will be joined by Sportsnet host Evanka Osmak; LPGA champion Lorie Kane; CP Vice-President of Grain and Fertilizer, Joan Hardy; adidas golf Canada General Manager, Lesley Hawkins; RBC Senior Manager, Brand Marketing, Shannon Cole; Dr. Andrea Lavoie, Interventional cardiologist with Saskatchewan Health Authority and many more like-minded businesswomen from across the country for a day of networking, empowerment and philanthropy. Click here for more information.

KIDS 17-AND-UNDER GET IN FREE
Golf Canada and CP are committed to offering a fan friendly, family event with the CP Women’s Open. To introduce more juniors to the sport, children aged 17-and-under get FREE admission to the CP Women’s Open for the entire week. 

TICKETS…
Early Week (Wed) –  Tournament week $20 
Anyday Grounds (Thurs) –  Tournament week $55
Anyday Grounds (Fri-Sat) –  Tournament week $55
Anyday Grounds (Sun) – Tournament week $55
Full week entry (Grounds) – Tournament week $105
Full week entry (Clubhouse) – Tournament week $200

TELEVISION COVERAGE… 
Thursday, August 23 – Golf Channel – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 24 – Golf Channel – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 25 – Golf Channel – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 26 – Golf Channel – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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ABOUT THE 2018 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women’s Open from August 20-26, 2018 at Wascana Country Club in Regina. The CP Women’s Open is proud to name Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation as the official tournament charity for 2018. Funds raised will be dedicated to pediatric cardiology space as well as specialized equipment and are being matched by CP through its CP Has Heart community program. The CP Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by CP, RBC, Steam Whistle, Levelwear, Dilawri Auto Group, The Glenlivet, Golf Town, CVS Controls Ltd., Mott’s Clamato Caesar, Regina Hotel Association, Tourism Saskatchewan, City of Regina and the Government of Canada. For more information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.cpwomensopen.com or call 1-866-571-5742.

ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

ABOUT CP HAS HEART
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That’s why, through CP Has Heart, we’ve already committed more than $12 million to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we’re showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.

ABOUT GOLF CANADA
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

For more information:
Dan Pino 
Director, Media and Public Relations 
Golf Canada
(c) 416-434-5525 
(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca

Mallory McCredie
Advisor, Media Relations
Canadian Pacific
(p) 403-319-7178
(e) Mallory_Mccredie@cpr.ca