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Golf Canada  –  Canadian Hannah Hellyer earns co-medallist honours to earn spot in first LPGA Tour event –

– Fourteen Canadians to compete at 2017 CP Women’s Open – 

OTTAWA – Thirty-one players competed for four spots in the 2017 CP Women’s Open at Monday’s final qualifying event at Camelot Golf and Country Club.

Stirling, Ont., native Hannah Hellyer fired a 3-under-par 69 to share medallist honours with Madeline Sheils of Boise, Idaho, each earning a qualifying spot into Canada’s National Open Championship. 

“My putting was really on point today,” said Hellyer. “It’s a dream come true to play in the CP Women’s Open and get to play against the world’s best.”

Hellyer – an assistant professional at St. Georges Golf and Country Club in Toronto – will be making her LPGA debut at the CP Women’s Open. She fell just short of Monday qualifying for the 2014 CP Women’s Open, losing a three-way playoff for the final qualifying position.

Sheils has played in nine events on the LPGA Tour this year. Her best result was a T35 finish at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I. 

South Korea’s Ming-G Kim carded a 2-under par 70 to tie for third with Alison Walshe of Palm Beach, Fla.

Kim has played in five LPGA events in 2017 and Walshe has played in three. 

Hellyer will be the 14th Canadian in the field at the CP Women’s Open. All are trying to become the first Canadian to win an LPGA Tour event on Canadian soil since Canadian Golf Hall of Fame honoured member Jocelyne Bourassa won La Canadienne in 1973.

Information regarding tickets and corporate hospitality for the CP Women’s Open can be found at www.cpwomensopen.com. A full field list of players confirmed to compete in the 2017 CP Women’s Open is available by clicking here.

The following are full scores from 2017 CP Women’s Open Final Qualifying at Camelot Golf and Country Club. 

1. Hannah Hellyer, *34-35-69 -3
1. Madeline Sheils, *35-34-69 -3
3. Ming-g Kim, *35-35-70 -2
3. Alison Walshe, *33-37-70 -2
— DID NOT QUALIFY —
5. Christina Foster, *35-36-71 -1
6. Sarah-Eve Rheaume (a), *37-35-72 E
7. Briana Mao, *36-37-73 +1
7. Rachel Rohanna, *34-39-73 +1
7. Julieta Granada (a), *38-35-73 +1
10. Anne Van Dam, *34-40-74 +2
10. Jessica Ip (a), *34-40-74 +2
10. Céleste Dao (a), *36-38-74 +2
13. Salimah Mussani, *39-36-75 +3
14. Emily Tubert, *37-39-76 +4
14. Monet Chun (a), *38-38-76 +4
14. Alejandra Llaneza, *37-39-76 +4
17. Cindy Lacrosse, *39-38-77 +5
17. Emily Romancew (a), *39-38-77 +5
17. Brogan McKinnon, *37-40-77 +5
17. Mathilde Denicourt (a), *39-38-77 +5
21. Sylvie Schetagne, *42-36-78 +6
22. Kasumi Kuniyoshi (a), *39-40-79 +7
23. Linda Wang (a), *40-40-80 +8
24. Mackenzie Barrie, *39-42-81 +9
24. Haley Yerxa (a), *43-38-81 +9
26. Aram Choi, *41-41-82 +10
27. Georgia Oboh (a), *41-42-83 +11
28. Alison Timlin, *40-45-85 +13
28. Katherine Gravel-Coursol (a), *42-43-85 +13
30. Audrey Paradis (a), *46-41-87 +15
31. Jasmine Paton, *46-45-91 +19
— DID NOT FINISH —
WD. Lory Paradis (a), *

Media Centre interview times
The following interviews will take place in the media centre onsite at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. All times are subject to change.

Tuesday, Aug. 22
11:00 am – Grace St-Germain, Augusta James, Brittany Marchand, Anne-Catherine Tanguay
12:10 pm – Lorie Kane
1:00 pm – Presentation to OG&HC Superintendent Eric Ruhs
2:00 pm – Brooke Henderson
3:00 pm – Alena Sharp

Wednesday, Aug. 23
TBD – Ariya Jutanugarn, 2016 champion                       
TBD – Lydia Ko, champion, 2012, 2013, 2015 champion 
TBD – Katherine Kirk, 2008 champion

Media guide…
Download the 2017 CP Women’s Open Media Guide by clicking here.

CP Has Heart Charity Campaign to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario…
Now in its fourth year, CP’s community investment program, CP Has Heart, is committed to raising funds in support of children’s heart health in the host community of the CP Women’s Open. The 2017 edition of Canada’s National Women’s Open is proud to have the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as the beneficiary charity. 

The CP Has Heart fundraising activities tied to the CP Women’s Open and CHEO are part of CP’s overarching “Beautiful Hearts” campaign across the Ottawa region which will also run during the CFL regular season, playoffs and Grey Cup

The “Beautiful Hearts” campaign will support the refurbishment of facilities that patients use every day at CHEO and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and celebrate the resiliency and spirit of the human heart.

Through August 27, 2017, CP will match all donations made towards pediatric cardiac at www.cheoheart.com. CP will also donate $5,000 to CHEO for every birdie made by a player on the 15th hole at Ottawa Hunt during this year’s championship. The 15th hole will also feature the 15th Green CP Fan Zone where golf fans can donate $20 to upgrade their grounds pass to access a covered greenside bleacher and viewing area with all proceeds to benefit CHEO. 

Since 2014, the CP Has Heart charity campaign has raised more than $4.5 million in support of children’s heart health.

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…
Juniors – 17 & Under Free
Early Week (Mon-Wed) $11.30
Anyday Grounds (Thurs-Sun) $39.55
Weekly (Mon-Sun) $90.40

Television coverage…

Thursday, August 24
Golf Channel 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Friday, August 25
Golf Channel 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 26
Golf Channel 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 27
Golf Channel 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

NOTE: All times listed are in Eastern Time. Times are approximate and are subject to change without notice.

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ABOUT THE 2017 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women’s Open from August 21-27, 2017 at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club in Ottawa. The CP Women’s Open is proud to name the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario as the official tournament charity for 2017. Funds raised will be dedicated to the pediatric cardiology program 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, WestJet, Levelwear, Coors Light, Ballantine’s, MNP, Golf Town, Acura, the Government of Canada and Ottawa Tourism. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.

ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit www.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 $10 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.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 305,000 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Terry Lenyk
Manager, Professional Championship Communications 
Golf Canada
(c) 416-407-3893
(e) tlenyk@golfcanada.ca

Jeremy Berry
Director, Media Relations
Canadian Pacific
(p) (403) 319-6227
(e) jeremy_berry@cpr.ca