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Golf Canada – Team Ontario wins the Inter-Provincial Competition

Michelle Liu the low Canadian in a tie for seventh

RED DEER, Alta. – Jennifer Chang of Cary, N.C., vaulted herself into the lead in the second round of the 106th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship held at Red Deer Golf & Country Club in Red Deer, Alta.

Chang moved atop the leaderboard with a round of 5 under 67, the lowest score in the second round and her second consecutive round in the 60s. The No. 13-ranked player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Chang was bogey-free on Wednesday, leaving her at 8 under for the tournament.

“I thought I played pretty well [yesterday] at 3 under and today I really took it up a notch,” said Chang. “The wind blows pretty hard, so I’m just going to do the same thing each and every day and take it one shot at a time.”

Andrea Lee (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) sits in second place, one stroke behind Chang. The No. 2-ranked golfer on the World Amateur Golf Ranking made back-to-back birdies on the par-5 No. 4 and the par-3 No. 5, finishing the second round at 1 under. 

Brianna Navarrosa of San Diego, Calif., sits in third at 4 under, having shot even-par in the second round. 

After sharing the first-round lead with Lee, Zoe Campos (Valencia, Calif.) carded a round of three over, falling into a tie for fourth with Min A Yoon (Republic of Korea) and Emilee Hoffman (Folsom, Calif.), five shots back of Chang. 

Michelle Liu is the low Canadian after 36 holes. The 12-year-old Vancouver product fired a bogey-free round, sinking two birdies to bring her score to 2 under, good for a tie for seventh position. 

Seventy-two players have advanced to the final two rounds of the championship. The first groups will tee off Thursday at 7:30 a.m. from holes No. 1 and No. 10.

Team Ontario won the Inter-Provincial team competition, with Emily Zhu (Richmond Hill, Ont.), Sarah Dunning (Waterloo, Ont.) and Tiana Cruz (Richmond Hill, Ont.) combining for a score of 18 over. Team British Columbia finished in second, two shots back. 

This is Ontario’s first time winning the Inter-Provincial competition since 2014 and their 39th time claiming the team championship since it was inaugurated in 1947. 

Play was suspended for 71 minutes, resuming at 4:30 p.m., due to inclement weather.

The 2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur individual champion will earn an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2019 CP Women’s Open at Magna Golf Club from August 19-25. Should the winner be a non-Canadian, the low Canadian will also earn an exemption to the 2019 CP Women’s Open.

Full scoring can be found here

NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos from round one can be accessed here (Credit: Justin Naro/ Golf Canada). Click here for the tournament media guide and here for the media fact sheet. 

2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship second round leaders

1. Jennifer Chang, Cary, NC, *69-67-136 -8
2. Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, CA, *66-71-137 -7
3. Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, CA, *68-72-140 -4
4. Zoe Campos, Valencia, CA, *66-75-141 -3
4. Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, CA, *72-69-141 -3
4. Min A Yoon, Republic of Korea, *73-68-141 -3

Inter-Provincial Final Results

1. Ontario +18
2. British Columbia +20
3. Québec +23
4. Alberta +28
5. Nova Scotia +31
6. Manitoba +41
7. Saskatchewan +59

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For more information:

Graham Neysmith
Media & Public Relations
Golf Canada
(t) 514-435-4389
(e) gneysmith@golfcanada.ca