Archive

Female player shoots 78 in Canadian Tour debut

CALGARY, Alberta – Isabelle Beisiegel shot a 7-over 78 on Thursday in her Canadian Tour debut to fall 12 strokes behind the first-round leaders in the ATB Financial Classic at Bearspaw Country Club.

The 32-year-old Beisiegel, from Montreal, became the first female player to earn a playing card on a men’s professional golf tour on May 27 when she tied for ninth in the Spring Qualifying School.

“It was such a great experience for me today and I enjoyed the challenge,” Beisiegel said. “The conditions were tough and totally different from what I experience on the women’s tours. … I was really nervous just in warm up, I had so much energy. Eventually, I found my rhythm but it took a couple of holes.”

Ryan Yip, Alex Coe, Hugo Leon, Brad Fritsch, Liam Kendregan, Chan Kim, Chris Cunningham and Benjamin Alvarado opened with 66s to share the lead.

STORY COMMENTS
Show Hide