CP Women's Open R1

Annie Park leading, Brooke Henderson 1-behind

August 22-25
Magna Golf Club, Aurora, Ontario, Canada
$2,250,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Annie Park took a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women’s Open on Thursday with a 7-under 65, hitting 15 greens in regulation and eagling the par-5 ninth


Park secure her place on the U.S. team for next week’s Solheim Cup with a strong finish in Canada, but she wasn’t looking that far ahead.

“I was just trying to break my own personal record. Just wanted to go to 9-under,” said Park, whose best score on tour is a 63. “Tough 17th hole, tough break there; had a bogey. Tried to make up for it on the last one and just fell short.”


Henderson picks up where she left off

It was déjà vu all over again for Canadian superstar Brooke Henderson . The 21-year-old showed no signs of stress from all the pressure put on her as the defending CP Women’s Open champion, shooting a first-round 66 to sit one stroke behind first-round leader Annie Park.

“Knowing I was capable of winning this event after having done it last year I just think gave me a lot of confidence,” said Henderson, who also shot a first-round 66 in 2018. “Made me more comfortable in front of these crowds. Just knowing that I’ve done it before I think just gave me a little, just relaxed me a little bit. Made me a little bit more calm. I think that’s key when I’m playing well.”


Henderson returned a steady round of seven birdies and one bogey on Thursday, much to the thrill of the Canadian throngs that followed her around Magna Golf Club. She stuffed her approach on No. 18 to 6 feet and walked up to the green soaking in the thunderous applause from the fans ringing the green.

“To have this many people out on Thursday morning is pretty special. They’re cheering for me bright and early, so that’s pretty cool,” said Henderson. “To get a solid round like this in in front of them I think is really a confidence booster for me; gives me a lot of momentum going into the next three days.”

Should Henderson successfully defend her title on Sunday, she would become the third player to defend a CP Women’s Open victory, joining Lydia Ko (2012, 2013) and Pat Bradley (1985, 1986). She has already won back-to-back tournament titles twice in her career, taking wins at the 2018 and 2019 LOTTE Championship and the 2015 and 2016 Cambia Portland Classic. 


Hot round for Tanguay

A bogey-free 6-under 66 on Thursday put Anne-Catherine Tanguay into a tie for second heading into the second round of the CP Women’s Open. That round, tied for the best of her LPGA Tour career, was fueled by a red-hot second nine that saw the 28-year-old Quebecer card five birdies.

“I built some momentum early in the round. The greens I felt like I was having a hard time like picking up the speed early on in my round,” said Tanguay, who came to Magna Golf Club fresh off a four-week competitive break. “But then the back nine just felt like I couldn’t miss with my putter, to be honest. It was really good. I was over the ball and I just kind of had this feeling it might go in, so just give to a shot.”

Tanguay is looking for a breakthrough moment on the LPGA Tour. Her rookie year of 2016 was followed by a 2017 spent primarily on the Symetra Tour, where she won the Garden City Charity Classic and had five other top-10 finishes. Despite playing a full LPGA schedule in 2018, Tanguay placed 124th on the Money List and was forced to compete in the inaugural LPGA Q-Series, where she tied for eighth to secure a full card again for 2019.



No.1 Ko one shot back in Canada

After two weeks off from LPGA Tour play, World No. 1 Jin Young Ko showed no signs of rust in Thursday’s opening round of the CP Women’s Open. Despite not seeing the back nine of Magna Golf Club prior to the first round, the two-time 2019 major champion hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation and fired a bogey-free 66.

Ko’s caddie David Brooker arrived in Canada late Wednesday evening, so Ko had him scout out the course on Thursday morning. Ko said their trusting caddie-player relationship was key to her first-round success. “We had trust, and that’s why I play really good today,” she said.

Ko is making her first start since winning The Evian Championship and then finishing T3 at the AIG Women’s British Open, but she didn’t take too much time off as she flew straight from England to Korea to play in the Jeju Samdasoo Masters tournament. Ko finished T13 in the rain-shortened KLPGA event before taking a week off.

“After that I rest a week with my family and my dog, and then I met my friend a little bit and then I practice and then I came here on Saturday,” said Ko. “I practiced at the range. My feeling was really amateur. Oh, my God. I needed to practice a lot. So on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I practiced hard.”

Ko, a notorious Brooks Koepka fan , was asked after her round about the infamous ESPN Body Issue photo circling the Internet. “I saw,” she said with a red face and a coy smile. “Someone tag me… I clicked, who is that? It was Brooks.”

#CPHasHeart benefits SickKids Foundation

Since CP assumed title sponsorship in 2014, the CP Women’s Open has raised $8.5 million in support of children’s heart health. 

The 2019 tournament benefits SickKids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children, a pediatric teaching hospital in Toronto. The foundation is Canada’s largest funder of child health research, learning and care. The funds raised at the 2019 CP Women’s Open will help SickKids updated a Cardiac Operating Unit at the hospital. Additionally, a donation will be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Perhaps the most visible charitable portion of the tournament is the Birdies for Heart program. For each birdie made at the par-3 17th hole, CP will donate $5,000 to SickKids. Thursday saw 11 birdies at No. 17, which translates to $55,000 donated to SickKids.

For more information, visit cpwomensopen.com/charity-information

USA Solheim Cup points standings scenarios

Five players can play their way into the top eight of the Team USA Solheim Cup points standings with a strong finish at the CP Women’s Open. The top eight players in the points standings after the conclusion of the CP Women’s Open will automatically qualify for Team USA, with two additional spots determined by the Rolex Rankings and two wild-card picks selected by Captain Juli Inkster.

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  • Brittany Altomare , eighth with 257.5 points, has the most chances with many combinations.
  • Ally McDonald , ninth with 250 points, needs a 17th or better finish to have a chance .
  • Cristie Kerr  must win and have Altomare finish fifth or worse. If Kerr wins and Altomare finishes fourth, the tiebreaker would be the Rolex Rankings.
  • Angel Yin  needs to win, have McDonald finish fifth or worse and have Altomare finish 10th or worse. If Yin wins and Altomare finishes ninth, the tiebreaker would be Rolex Rankings.
  • Stacy Lewis  needs to win, have McDonald finish 13th or worse and have Altomare finish 18th or worse. If Lewis wins and Altomare finishes 17th, the tiebreaker would be Rolex Rankings.

After the first round, Altomare is tied for 46th, McDonald is tied for 30th, Kerr is tied for 125th, Yin is tied for 16th and Lewis is tied for 30th.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Annie Park
-7
65
T2
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-6
66
T2
Nicole Broch Larsen
-6
66
T2
Jin Young Ko
-6
66
T2
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-6
66
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
-6
66
T7
Tiffany Chan
-5
67
T7
Marissa Steen
-5
67
T7
Megan Khang
-5
67
T7
Louise Ridderstrom
-5
67
T11
Yu Liu
-4
68
T11
Amy Olson
-4
68
T11
Su Oh
-4
68
T11
Amy Yang
-4
68
T11
Georgia Hall
-4
68
T16
Gerina Piller
-3
69
T16
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
69
T16
Nasa Hataoka
-3
69
T16
Nelly Korda
-3
69
T16
Angel Yin
-3
69
T16
Sung Hyun Park
-3
69
T16
Marina Alex
-3
69
T16
Isi Gabsa
-3
69
T16
Haeji Kang
-3
69
T16
Daniela Darquea
-3
69
T16
Bronte Law
-3
69
T16
Jessica Korda
-3
69
T16
Minjee Lee
-3
69
T16
Sarah Kemp
-3
69
T30
Aditi Ashok
-2
70
T30
Jing Yan
-2
70
T30
Maria Fassi
-2
70
T30
Sakura Yokomine
-2
70
T30
Xiyu Lin
-2
70
T30
Jeongeun Lee6
-2
70
T30
Danielle Kang
-2
70
T30
Dottie Ardina
-2
70
T30
Christina Kim
-2
70
T30
Hee Young Park
-2
70
T30
Sarah Schmelzel
-2
70
T30
Shanshan Feng
-2
70
T30
Ally McDonald
-2
70
T30
Cydney Clanton
-2
70
T30
Stacy Lewis
-2
70
T30
Jenny Shin
-2
70
T46
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-1
71
T46
Emma Talley
-1
71
T46
Ayako Uehara
-1
71
T46
In Gee Chun
-1
71
T46
Hannah Green
-1
71
T46
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T46
Ruixin Liu
-1
71
T46
Maddie McCrary
-1
71
T46
Jane Park
-1
71
T46
Stephanie Meadow
-1
71
T46
Katherine Kirk
-1
71
T46
Caroline Masson
-1
71
T46
Mi Jung Hur
-1
71
T46
Morgan Pressel
-1
71
T46
Suzann Pettersen
-1
71
T46
Celine Boutier
-1
71
T46
Jennifer Song
-1
71
T46
Julieta Granada
-1
71
T65
Dana Finkelstein
E
72
T65
P.K. Kongkraphan
E
72
T65
Angela Stanford
E
72
T65
Mi Hyang Lee
E
72
T65
Lexi Thompson
E
72
T65
Kendall Dye
E
72
T65
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
E
72
T65
Celine Herbin
E
72
T65
Jeong Eun Lee
E
72
T65
Lindsey Weaver
E
72
T65
Megan Osland
E
72
T65
Jasmine Suwannapura
E
72
T65
Na Yeon Choi
E
72
T65
Mirim Lee
E
72
T65
Lauren Kim
E
72
T65
Lindy Duncan
E
72
T65
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
E
72
T82
Lauren Stephenson
1
73
T82
Karine Icher
1
73
T82
Ryann O’Toole
1
73
T82
Kristen Gillman
1
73
T82
Jaye Marie Green
1
73
T82
Paula Creamer
1
73
T82
Lizette Salas
1
73
T82
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
73
T82
Lydia Ko
1
73
T82
Giulia Molinaro
1
73
T82
Anne van Dam
1
73
T82
Caroline Hedwall
1
73
T82
Alena Sharp
1
73
T82
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
T82
Carlota Ciganda
1
73
T82
So Yeon Ryu
1
73
T82
Brianna Navarrosa (a)
1
73
T82
Yealimi Noh
1
73
T100
Cheyenne Woods
2
74
T100
Pavarisa Yoktuan
2
74
T100
In-Kyung Kim
2
74
T100
Jennifer Kupcho
2
74
T100
Pei-yun Chien
2
74
T100
Mina Harigae
2
74
T100
Kelly Tan
2
74
T100
Jenny Haglund
2
74
T100
Azahara Munoz
2
74
T100
Sei Young Kim
2
74
T100
Kris Tamulis
2
74
T100
Charlotte Thomas
2
74
T112
Cheyenne Knight
3
75
T112
Anna Nordqvist
3
75
T112
Brianna Do
3
75
T112
Suzuka Yamaguchi
3
75
T112
Mel Reid
3
75
T112
Sarah Burnham
3
75
T112
Chella Choi
3
75
T112
Lee Lopez
3
75
T112
Wichanee Meechai
3
75
T112
Brittany Lang
3
75
T112
Mariah Stackhouse
3
75
T112
Madelene Sagstrom
3
75
T112
Tiffany Joh
3
75
T125
Valerie Tanguay
4
76
T125
Cristie Kerr
4
76
T125
Maria Torres
4
76
T128
Brittany Marchand
5
77
T128
Pernilla Lindberg
5
77
T128
Gemma Dryburgh
5
77
T128
Ashleigh Buhai
5
77
T128
Gaby Lopez
5
77
T128
Youngin Chun
5
77
T128
Celeste Dao (a)
5
77
T128
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
5
77
T136
Katherine Perry
6
78
T136
Austin Ernst
6
78
T136
Mary Parsons (a)
6
78
T136
Muni He
6
78
T136
Maddie Szeryk
6
78
T136
Robyn Choi
6
78
T136
Alana Uriell
6
78
T136
Brigitte Thibault (a)
6
78
T136
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
6
78
T145
Emily Zhu (a)
7
79
T145
Elizabeth Szokol
7
79
T145
Kim Kaufman
7
79
T145
Simin Feng
7
79
T145
Jacqui Concolino
7
79
T150
Casey Ward
8
80
T150
Alison Lee
8
80
152
Michelle Liu (a)
9
81
153
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
10
82
154
Lorie Kane
15
87
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