Championship Pro-Am Tee Times Set for 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open

08/20/2013

Edmonton, Alta. (Golf Canada) – With the opening-round of the $2 million (US) CN Canadian Women’s Open less than two days away, tournament week at Royal Mayfair Golf Club continues to showcase the finest in women’s professional golf.

Wednesday, August 21st is Championship Pro-Am day as 56 professionals will entertain 168 amateurs at Royal Mayfair. Click here for starting times for the Wednesday Championship Pro-Am:

PAIRING AND START TIMES – ROUND 1&2
Pairings for the first and second rounds of the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open are available here.

ENJOY THE CN FUTURE LINKS WALK WITH A PRO – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st
On Wednesday, August 21st, kids from Canada’s Junior Golf Program – CN Future Links – will get a chance to caddie for LPGA TOUR professionals on the 11th hole. Kids will carry the pro’s putter or bag and can take the pro’s first putt. Drop by to see young golfers “Walk with a Pro”. CN Future Links is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. To find a CN Future Links program in your area visit CNfuturelinks.com.

CN FUTURE LINKS JUNIOR SKILLS CHALLENGE NATIONAL EVENT
CN, Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada welcomed 23 qualifiers from across Canada for the 5th annual national finals for the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge. Qualifiers were selected from a field of over 3,200 participants based on their ranking on the CN Future Links National Leaderboard.

The Tuesday afternoon event featured the top boys and girls who qualified from each age group (11 and under, 12-14 and 15-18) after achieving the highest skills challenge scores from events held at over 130 sites across Canada during the 2013 golf season. Each participant tested their skills in four skills competitions including: putting, iron play, chipping and driving with one overall winner per age group and gender.

Taking home top spot in their respective divisions were:
• Will Bellamy, Links O’Tay Golf Course (Boys 11 and under)
• Vincent Poirier, Vallee du Richelieu (Boys 12 to 14)
• Cameron Brennan, Copper Creek Academy (Boys 15-18)
• Alexis McMurray, Glen Abbey Golf Club(Girls 11 and under)
• Laura Wong, Seymour Golf Club (Girls 12-14)
• Jaclyn Lee, Glencoe Golf and Country Club (Girls 15-18).

Cameron Brennan and Jaclyn Lee earned exemptions into their regional CN Future Links Championships next season for winning their respective 15-18 age category.

The CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge is part of the national grassroots junior golf initiative, CN Future Links, which gives children ages 6-18 the chance to enjoy and learn the game of golf via affordable and accessible programs that align with and support the principles of golf’s Long-Term Player Development Guide as endorsed by Sport Canada.  More than 1 million junior golfers have successfully participated in Future Links programming since its inception in 1996.  For information, visit http://www.cnfuturelinks.com.

KIDS 17 & UNDER GET IN FREE:
As in past years, the CN Canadian Women’s Open is committed to providing affordable family entertainment with the playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open golf championship.  Any child 17 years of age or younger will gain free admission onto the grounds of the CN Canadian Women’s Open provided they are accompanied by a ticketed adult.  Tickets are available at the gate or can be purchased online at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com or by calling 1-866-571-LPGA (5742).   

CN MIRACLE MATCH
The 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open will help to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, the official charitable beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match campaign in 2013.

Earlier this year, CN launched the 2013 CN Miracle Match fundraising campaign, and announced this year’s goal of raising at least $1.8 million benefitting the Stollery and its Transportation Program that enables sick children in rural areas of Alberta and throughout western and northern Canada to travel to the Stollery for treatment. Individuals and corporations looking to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation can visit CNMiraclematch.ca to make their donation. 

CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative designed to rally communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause, supporting children’s hospitals. Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have raised funds to support children’s hospitals in the CN Canadian Women’s Open host cities by matching funds raised through various initiatives that are connected with the championship. In the past seven years, the CN Miracle Match program has raised more than $8.2 million for children’s hospitals.

When the final putt drops on Sunday of tournament week, that tally is expected to reach at least $10 million over the eight years of CN’s title sponsorship of the Canadian Women’s Open.

ABOUT THE 2013 CN CANADIAN WOMEN’S OPEN
Stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open from August 19-25 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton Tickets can be purchased online, at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com, or by phone, at 1-866-571-5742. For up-to-date information about corporate packages, tickets, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality, please visit the website. The CN Canadian Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CN, CVS Controls Ltd., RBC Wealth Management, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Molson Canadian 67, The Globe and Mail, Shaw, The Glenlivet, AutoCanada, Jacob’s Creek, the City of Edmonton, NCSG, The Westin Edmonton, Edmonton Journal, Acrodex and CBC.

ABOUT CN
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing more than 340,000 golfers at nearly 1,500 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.
 
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Dan Pino                                                                  
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Golf Canada                                                             
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Warren Chandler
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CN
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