MIRABEL, QUEBEC | Returning to the country
where she scored one of her career victories,
Michelle Wie seemed primed for a repeat
Sunday at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
Steady play in the wind and rain sent
Brittany Lincicome to victory instead, atop an
unusually layered leaderboard.
A final-day score of 2-under-par 70 –
clinched by a soggy up-and-down from just
inside 50 yards on No. 18 – sent Lincicome to
13-under 275 for the weekend, good for a one-
stroke advantage on Wie and Stacy Lewis at
Hillsdale Golf & Country Club.
Two other Americans, Cristie Kerr and
Angela Stanford, tied for fourth place another
stroke back at 11 under, giving the United
States the weekend’s top five positions.
The next six spots went to South Korean
players, as Hee-Won Han, Jenny Shin, Na Yeon
Choi and Jiyai Shin
shared sixth place
at 10-under 278,
and Sun Young Yoo
and Song-Hee Kim
were one more
w Maria Hjorth, SWE
w Anna Nordqvist, SWE
w Catriona Matthew, SCO
w Sophie Gustafson, SWE
w Melissa Reid, ENG
w Laura Davies, ENG
w Suzann Pettersen, NOR
w Christel Boeljon, NED
w Karen Stupples, ENG
w Caroline Hedwall, SWE
w Azahara Muñoz, ESP
w Sandra Gal, GER
Lincicome added the Canadian title to her
win in June at the ShopRite Classic in New
Jersey for her first multi-victory season.
“To win this event, I felt good coming into
the week, but not super great or anything,”
Lincicome said. “You just never know with golf.
It was cool to finally check that off my list.”
With the field playing early to avoid the ef-
fects of Tropical Storm Irene, Lincicome began
the final day one stroke back of Wie, Ai Miyaza-
to and Tiffany Joh. But starting on the first, she
put together three birdies on the front nine to
emerge with a two-stroke lead.
That advantage on Kerr and Lewis shrunk to
one with a Lincicome bogey on No. 12, and Kerr
briefly tied for the lead with a birdie of her own
on No. 14.
But bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 dropped Kerr
from contention, and Wie then made par on the
last, when a birdie could have forced a playoff.
With Sunday’s results, Europe’s Solheim
Cup spots No. 5 through No. 8 were claimed for
the Sept. 23-25 competition at Killeen Castle.
Sweden’s Maria Hjorth, Anna Nordqvist and
Sophie Gustafson and Scotland’s Catriona
Matthew claimed spots, based on their posi-
tions on the Rolex World Rankings.
Entering the weekend, Melissa Reid, Laura
Davies, Suzann Pettersen and Solheim rookie
Christel Boeljon already had secured their
positions as the top four golfers in the LET
Europe’s Alison Nicholas filled out her ros-
ter Monday with the announcement of her four
captain’s picks, listed in the box (left).
Michelle Wie’s even-par final round was
not enough to hold off Brittany Lincicome
at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
Christina Kim • Paula Creamer • Michelle Wie • Sherri Steinhauer • Rosie Jones • Juli Inkster • Brittany Lang • Angela Stanford
Vicky Hurst • Cristie Kerr • Brittany Lincicome • Ryann O’Toole • Morgan Pressel • Stacy Lewis
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