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LPGA - CN Canadian Women's Open Preview
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DATES: Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th
SITE: The Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Unknown (1911)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,681
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 390 Yds10 - Par 5 515 Yds
2 - Par 4 345 Yds11 - Par 4 366 Yds
3 - Par 3 155 Yds12 - Par 3 184 Yds
4 - Par 4 375 Yds13 - Par 5 493 Yds
5 - Par 4 348 Yds14 - Par 4 375 Yds
6 - Par 5 605 Yds15 - Par 4 415 Yds
7 - Par 3 168 Yds16 - Par 4 403 Yds
8 - Par 4 372 Yds17 - Par 4 398 Yds
9 - Par 4 350 Yds18 - Par 4 424 Yds
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35 3,108 Yds37 3,573 Yds
 
Annual:  12th on LPGA Tour
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 12:30-2:30 a.m. (et) - taped
  - Saturday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 2-6 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Brittany Lincicome
Runner-Up:  Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie
Tournament Record:  268 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007)
54-Hole Record:  199 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007; Suzann Pettersen, 2009)
36-Hole Record:  133 (Suzann Pettersen, Song-Hee Kim, 2009;
  Angela Stanford, Ai Miyazato, 2011)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Song-Hee Kim, 2009 - Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club)
Total Purse:  $2,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - $182,650; 3rd Place - $132,500
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Brittany Lincicome275Jenny Shin278
Stacy Lewis276Hee-Won Han278
Michelle Wie276Na Yeon Choi278
Cristie Kerr277Jiyai Shin278
Angela Stanford277Two players at279
 
Past CN Canadian Women's Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Brittany Lincicome (275) -- Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie
2010Michelle Wie (276) -- Kristy McPherson, Jee Young Lee, Suzann Pettersen,
Jiyai Shin
2009Suzann Pettersen (269) -- Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato,
Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb
2008Katherine Hull (277) -- Se Ri Pak
2007Lorena Ochoa (268) -- Paula Creamer
2006Cristie Kerr (276) -- Angela Stanford
2005Meena Lee (279) -- Katherine Hull
2004Meg Mallon (270) -- Beth Daniel
2003Beth Daniel (275) -- Juli Inkster
2002Meg Mallon (284) -- Michele Redman, Michelle Ellis, Catriona Matthew
2001Annika Sorenstam (272) -- Kelly Robbins
2000Meg Mallon (282) -- Rosie Jones
1999Karrie Webb (277) -- Laura Davies
1998Brandie Burton (270) -- Annika Sorenstam
1997Colleen Walker (278) -- Liselotte Neumann
1996Laura Davies (277) -- Nancy Lopez, Karrie Webb
1995Jenny Lidback (280) -- Liselotte Neumann
1994Martha Nause (279) -- Michelle McGann
1993*Brandie Burton (277) -- Betsy King
1992Sherri Steinhauer (277) -- Judy Dickinson
1991Nancy Scranton (279) -- Debbie Massey
1990Cathy Johnston (276) -- Patty Sheehan
1989Tammie Green (279) -- Pat Bradley, Betsy King
1988Sally Little (279) -- Laura Davies
1987Jody Anschutz (272) -- Ayako Okamoto
1986*Pat Bradley (276) -- Ayako Okamoto
1985Pat Bradley (278) -- Jane Geddes
1984Juli Inkster (279) -- Ayako Okamoto
1983Hollis Stacy (277) -- JoAnne Carner, Alice Miller
1982Sandra Haynie (280) -- Beth Daniel
1981Jan Stephenson (278) -- Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley
1980Pat Bradley (277) -- JoAnne Carner
1979Amy Alcott (285) -- Nancy Lopez
1978JoAnne Carner (278) -- Hollis Stacy
1977Judy Rankin (214) -- Pat Meyers, Sandra Palmer
1976*Donna Caponi (212) -- Judy Rankin
1975*JoAnne Carner (214) -- Carol Mann
1974Carole Jo Callison (208) -- JoAnne Carner
1973*Jocelyne Bourassa (214) -- Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin
1972Not Held
1971Not Held
1970Not Held
1969Sandra Haynie (216) -- Marilynn Smith, Kathy Whitworth
1968Carol Mann (213) -- Judy Kimball
1967Carol Mann (210) -- Margie Masters
1966Kathy Whitworth (213) -- Mickey Wright
Note:Previously known as Ladies' Supertest Open (1966-69), La Canadienne
(1973), Peter Jackson Classic (1974-83), du Maurier Classic (1984-2000), Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (2001-02), BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (2003-05).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Brittany Lincicome---------T-22T-50T-39T-3863rdT-15Won
Michelle Wie---------------mcT-12mcWonT-2
Stacy Lewis---------------------T-40mcT-2
Cristie KerrT-15---T-21---WonT-50T-21T-18T-8T-4
Angela Stanford------T-37T-32ndT-10T-17T-2mcT-4
Jiyai Shin---------------------T-10T-2T-6
Na Yeon Choi------------------T-32T-24T-11T-6
Ai Miyazato---------------mcmcT-2T-15T-16
Morgan Pressel------------T-37T-13T-32T-27thT-18
Paula Creamer------T-18------2ndT-8T-28T-15T-18
Mika Miyazato---------------------mcT-15T-18
Kristy McPherson---------------mcmcT-10T-2T-29
Yani Tseng---------------T-63rdT-33mcT-29
Meena Lee---------Won4thT-58T-10T-55T-21T-35
Karrie Webb14thT-16---------T-18T-17T-2T-60T-45
I.K. Kim---------------T-43T-177th6thT-49
Lorie KaneT-8mcT-5T-27T-16mcT-38mcT-11T-63
Suzann Pettersen------mc------T-107thWonT-2mc
Inbee Park---------mc---T-26T-21T-24T-28mc
Katherine Hull------T-402ndmcmcWonmcT-37mc
Shanshan Feng------------------T-52mcmcmc
Lexi Thompson------------------------mcmc
So Yeon Ryu------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - So Yeon Ryu
Darkhorse - I.K. Kim
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Inbee Park) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Beatriz Recari) - Finished tied for 44th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA moves north of the border to Canada this week for the 12th annual CN Canadian Women's Open. The top eight players in the world are expected to compete, led by world No. 1 Yani Tseng and world No. 2 Stacy Lewis.

Lewis currently leads the money list by more than $106,000 over Inbee Park. Tseng is fourth, more than $181,000 behind Lewis. Tseng finished tied for 11th at the Safeway Classic last week, her best finish since May. All three of her wins in 2012 came before April. Tseng, Lewis and Ai Miyazato are the only players with multiple victories this year. Lewis and Miyazato have each won twice.

The Canadian women are led by Lorie Kane and Alena Sharp, who will be attempting to become only the second Canadian to win an LPGA event on home soil. In 1973, Jocelyne Bourassa captured the LaCanadienne Golf Championship.

This is the 40th year that the LPGA has played in Canada. The first time the tour played north of the border was in 1973 for the LaCanadienne, which later became the Peter Jackson Classic and the du Maurier Classic. Of the 45 previous events staged in Canada, 21 have been won by current or future LPGA Tour Hall of Famers.

Last year, Brittany Lincicome fired rounds of 68-68-69-70 at Hillside Golf & Country Club to win by a single stroke over Lewis and 2010 champion Michelle Wie. Lincicome, who won for the second time in 2011 and fifth time overall on the LPGA Tour, finished at 13-under-par 275.

In 2010, Wie opened with a 65 and held at least a share of the lead after every round on her way to her second LPGA Tour win. She finished at 12-under- par 276 for a 3-shot win over Kristy McPherson, Jee Young Lee, Suzann Pettersen and Jiyai Shin. Wie has not won since her victory here in 2010.

In 2008, Katherine Hull closed with a 3-under 69 in the final round to break through for her first win on the LPGA Tour. Hull finished at 11-under-par 277, one stroke clear of Se Ri Pak.

In 2007, Lorena Ochoa pulled away with the victory, winning by three over Paula Creamer. Ochoa, who collected her first major title at the Women's British Open two weeks prior, shot rounds of 70-65-64-69. She finished off the victory at 16-under-par 268. That number established a new tournament record, besting Meg Mallon's mark from 2004 by two.

In 2006, Cristie Kerr fired a 7-under 65 in the final round and won by a shot when Stanford bogeyed her last two holes. Eight shots behind Stanford entering the final round, Kerr pulled off a huge comeback with a bogey-free round.

In 2004, Mallon won by four strokes and became the first person to win the U.S. Women's Open and the Canadian Women's Open in the same season, doing it in consecutive weeks. She also became the first player since Annika Sorenstam to follow up a win in a major with a victory the following week. Sorenstam did that in 2001 when she ran off four straight wins, including the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Mallon became the fourth player to win the U.S. Open and the event immediately following, and the first since Pak in 1998.

In 2003, Beth Daniel carded four rounds in the 60s to become the oldest champion on the LPGA Tour at 46 years, eight months and 29 days.

Williamsburg, Virginia will host the next LPGA Tour event in two weeks, where Kerr won the Kingsmill Championship the last time it was played in 2009.

08/21 16:02:20 ET

As of August 21, 2012, at 04:02 PM ET

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