Hull wins first LPGA title in Canada

ASSOCIATED PRESS

OTTAWA – Australia’s Katherine Hull won the Canadian Women’s Open on Sunday for her first LPGA title, taking advantage of Yani Tseng’s final-round meltdown for a one-stroke victory at Ottawa Hunt.

The 26-year-old Hull, six strokes behind Tseng at the start of the round, shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 11-under 277. Se Ri Pak closed with a 72 to finish second, and Tseng’s 77 left her two strokes behind at 9 under.

“This is something we all dream about as kids and to have it actually happen is amazing,” Hull said. “I was thinking this might be the year I broke through and got a win, but at six shots back, I didn’t think much about it.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Hull of an effort

“I just tried to play the best I could. I honestly didn’t expect to win at all. But that’s how golf goes. It’s four rounds, 72 holes and anything can happen.”

Tseng, the 19-year-old Taiwanese star who won the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in early June and finished second two weeks ago in the Women’s British Open, opened with rounds of 70, 64 and 68 to take a 14-under total into the final round. On Sunday, she had a double bogey, five bogeys and just two birdies.

She declined to comment after the round.

“That will happen, not only to her,” Pak said. “It’s happened to me and whoever. In golf, there are no guarantees. You’re leading by seven strokes, five strokes, it doesn’t matter. She played well and I know she was expecting a great situation. But she’s 19 years old. This will probably be a great experience for her.”

Hull, the former Pepperdine star who second behind Meena Lee in the 2005 tournament at Glen Arbour in Nova Scotia for her best previous LPGA finish, had four birdies and a bogey Sunday. She earned $337,500.

“It probably will be overshadowed by the Olympics, especially with the Aussies doing so well in swimming,” she said. “But it’s great. Sport is such a huge part of our culture. I hope it gets coverage down there because we need to raise the profile of women’s golf. Participation has actually been declining in the last five years. The more Aussies that do well, the better the game is going to get.”

Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa, the 2007 winner at Royal Mayfair in Alberta, shot a 73 to tie for fourth with Sun Young Yoo (69) and Song-Hee Kim (70) at 7 under.

Michelle Wie, using the last of her six LPGA exemptions this year, tied for 12th at 3 under. She had rounds of 75, 70, 69 and 71.

The 18-year-old Stanford student said hasn’t decided whether to go to Q-School in a bid to earn an LPGA card.

“I feel like I gained a lot of confidence in myself again this year,” Wie said. “Being pain-free in the later part of the year, I started feeling confident. From May on, it’s getting better and better and now in the offseason, I know what to work on for next year.”

Annika Sorenstam, leaving the tour at the end of the season, had weekend round of 76 and 74 to tie for 21st at 2 over.

Lorie Kane was the top Canadian, finishing at 4 over. The 43-year-old from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, finished third in 2001 and fifth in 2004.

“Nothing would make me happier or prouder than to win the CN Canadian Open,” she said. “And Priddis next year (in Calgary) – that golf course sets my eye already.”

Final scores with earnings and relation to par from the CN Canadian Women’s Open, played Aug. 14-17 at the par-72, 6,510-yard Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (Note: a-amateur):

  1. Katherine Hull $337,500
    71-65-72-69--277

    -11 2. Se Ri Pak 202,703
    68-70-68-72--278

    -10 3. Yani Tseng 147,046
    70-64-68-77--279

    -9 4. Sun Young Yoo 93,406
    71-72-69-69--281

    -7 4. Song-Hee Kim 93,406
    69-71-71-70--281

    -7 4. Lorena Ochoa 93,406
    66-68-74-73--281

    -7 7. Suzann Pettersen 62,703
    69-75-70-68--282

    -6 8. Hee-Won Han 52,159
    68-72-72-71--283

    -5 8. Paula Creamer 52,159
    71-70-70-72--283

    -5 10. Meena Lee 43,281
    68-74-70-72--284

    -4 10. Laura Diaz 43,281
    70-70-72-72--284

    -4 12. Nicole Castrale 36,475
    68-69-77-71--285

    -3 12. Jennifer Rosales 36,475
    72-68-73-72--285

    -3 12. Michelle Wie 36,475
    75-70-69-71--285

    -3 15. Wendy Ward 31,296
    71-72-73-70--286

    -2 15. Jee Young Lee 31,296
    71-72-69-74--286

    -2 17. Catriona Matthew 27,079
    69-74-75-69--287

    -1 17. Angela Stanford 27,079
    71-77-71-68--287

    -1 17. Karrie Webb 27,079
    73-73-72-69--287

    -1 17. In-Kyung Kim 27,079
    69-73-75-70--287

    -1 21. Moira Dunn 23,305
    73-72-72-71--288

    E 21. Cristie Kerr 23,305
    74-71-71-72--288

    E 21. Annika Sorenstam 23,305
    67-71-76-74--288

    E 21. Inbee Park 23,305
    70-72-71-75--288

    E 25. Hee Young Park 20,032
    75-73-74-67--289
    + 1 25. Meaghan Francella 20,032
    71-74-72-72--289
    + 1 25. H.J. Choi 20,032
    73-67-75-74--289
    + 1 25. Angela Park 20,032
    72-73-70-74--289
    + 1 29. Janice Moodie 17,423
    76-72-73-69--290
    + 2 29. Eva Dahllof 17,423
    71-74-72-73--290
    + 2 29. Eun-Hee Ji 17,423
    71-73-72-74--290
    + 2 32. Irene Cho 14,538
    72-73-77-69--291
    + 3 32. Juli Inkster 14,538
    73-71-76-71--291
    + 3 32. Leta Lindley 14,538
    72-73-74-72--291
    + 3 32. Morgan Pressel 14,538
    71-74-74-72--291
    + 3 32. Natalie Gulbis 14,538
    70-74-73-74--291
    + 3 32. Na Yeon Choi 14,538
    72-71-73-75--291
    + 3 38. Lorie Kane 11,114
    74-73-73-72--292
    + 4 38. Liselotte Neumann 11,114
    77-70-73-72--292
    + 4 38. Eunjung Yi 11,114
    69-76-74-73--292
    + 4 38. Lindsey Wright 11,114
    73-70-76-73--292
    + 4 38. Jimin Kang 11,114
    74-73-72-73--292
    + 4 38. Shi Hyun Ahn 11,114
    75-71-73-73--292
    + 4 38. Brittany Lincicome 11,114
    72-71-73-76--292
    + 4 45. Sandra Gal 8,450
    72-76-76-69--293
    + 5 45. Seon Hwa Lee 8,450
    72-73-78-70--293
    + 5 45. Candie Kung 8,450
    70-77-73-73--293
    + 5 45. Christina Kim 8,450
    73-67-79-74--293
    + 5 45. Alena Sharp 8,450
    71-73-74-75--293
    + 5 45. Mollie Fankhauser 8,450
    75-70-73-75--293
    + 5 45. Heather Young 8,450
    72-71-73-77--293
    + 5 52. Minea Blomqvist 6,992
    72-76-75-71--294
    + 6 52. Samantha Richdale 6,992
    73-73-75-73--294
    + 6 52. Shanshan Feng 6,992
    72-74-75-73--294
    + 6 52. Giulia Sergas 6,992
    75-73-73-73--294
    + 6 56. Il Mi Chung 5,993
    75-72-75-73--295
    + 7 56. Jimin Jeong 5,993
    74-74-74-73--295
    + 7 56. Helen Alfredsson 5,993
    72-74-75-74--295
    + 7 56. Kris Tamulis 5,993
    71-72-75-77--295
    + 7 56. Louise Friberg 5,993
    74-74-70-77--295
    + 7 61. Jamie Hullett 5,216
    70-77-78-71--296
    + 8 61. Katie Futcher 5,216
    72-76-76-72--296
    + 8 61. Erica Blasberg 5,216
    70-76-77-73--296
    + 8 61. Stacy Prammanasudh 5,216
    75-72-76-73--296
    + 8 61. Grace Park 5,216
    73-73-71-79--296
    + 8 66. Birdie Kim 4,717
    77-71-78-71--297
    + 9 66. Soo-Yun Kang 4,717
    74-71-76-76--297
    + 9 66. Beth Bader 4,717
    78-69-71-79--297
    + 9 66. Su A Kim 4,717
    72-75-71-79--297
    + 9 70. Seo-Jae Lee 4,439
    76-72-73-77--298
    + 10 71. Carri Wood 4,300
    73-75-78-73--299
    + 11 71. Michele Redman 4,300
    73-75-76-75--299
    + 11 71. Young-A Yang 4,300
    73-74-76-76--299
    + 11 71. Sophie Giquel 4,300
    72-74-75-78--299
    + 11 75. Liz Janangelo 4,161
    75-73-76-76--300
    + 12 76. Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 4,109
    75-72-79-75--301
    + 13 77. Teresa Lu 4,057
    75-72-79-76--302
    + 14 78. a-Candace Schepperle 0
    71-76-77-79--303
    + 15 78. Jennifer Greggain 4,005
    73-75-74-81--303
    + 15 80. Allison Fouch 3,954
    72-76-77-79--304
    + 16 81. Ashli Bunch 3,878
    75-73-80-77--305
    + 17 81. Sarah Kemp 3,878
    71-77-78-79--305
    + 17 • • •





    Missed the cut





    83. Heather Daly-Donofrio

    72-77--149
    + 5 83. Sophie Gustafson

    73-76--149
    + 5 83. Kim Hall

    78-71--149
    + 5 83. Young Kim

    74-75--149
    + 5 83. Salimah Mussani

    73-76--149
    + 5 83. Gloria Park

    72-77--149
    + 5 83. Lisa Strom

    72-77--149
    + 5 83. Adrienne White

    73-76--149
    + 5 91. Dina Ammaccapane

    76-74--150
    + 6 91. Brandie Burton

    76-74--150
    + 6 91. Jessica Carafiello

    73-77--150
    + 6 91. Jackie Gallagher-Smith

    78-72--150
    + 6 91. Kate Golden

    71-79--150
    + 6 91. Julieta Granada

    75-75--150
    + 6 91. Tracy Hanson

    74-76--150
    + 6 91. Rachel Hetherington

    76-74--150
    + 6 91. Charlotte Mayorkas

    74-76--150
    + 6 91. Kristy McPherson

    73-77--150
    + 6 91. Na On Min

    74-76--150
    + 6 91. Becky Morgan

    74-76--150
    + 6 91. Reilley Rankin

    76-74--150
    + 6 91. Karen Stupples

    75-75--150
    + 6 105. Kyeong Bae

    75-76--151
    + 7 105. Marisa Baena

    77-74--151
    + 7 105. Silvia Cavalleri

    78-73--151
    + 7 105. Dorothy Delasin

    77-74--151
    + 7 105. Wendy Doolan

    79-72--151
    + 7 105. a-Kirby Dreher

    72-79--151
    + 7 105. Meredith Duncan

    75-76--151
    + 7 105. Nancy Scranton

    75-76--151
    + 7 105. a-Stephanie Sherlock

    78-73--151
    + 7 105. Sherri Turner

    76-75--151
    + 7 115. a-Sue Kim

    72-80--152
    + 8 115. Sarah Lee

    77-75--152
    + 8 115. Carolina Llano

    79-73--152
    + 8 115. Stephanie Louden

    77-75--152
    + 8 115. Jill McGill

    75-77--152
    + 8 115. Ai Miyazato

    74-78--152
    + 8 115. Sherri Steinhauer

    78-74--152
    + 8 122. Danielle Downey

    79-74--153
    + 9 122. Pat Hurst

    71-82--153
    + 9 122. Becky Iverson

    79-74--153
    + 9 122. Michelle McGann

    75-78--153
    + 9 126. A.J. Eathorne

    77-77--154
    + 10 126. Marcy Hart

    79-75--154
    + 10 126. Mhairi McKay

    78-76--154
    + 10 126. a-Kira Meixner

    78-76--154
    + 10 130. Karine Icher

    78-77--155
    + 11 130. Paige Mackenzie

    79-76--155
    + 11 130. Cindy Pasechnik

    79-76--155
    + 11 130. Karin Sjodin

    79-76--155
    + 11 134. Emily Bastel

    76-80--156
    + 12 134. Diana D'Alessio

    84-72--156
    + 12 134. Candy Hannemann

    77-79--156
    + 12 134. Seol-An Jeon

    80-76--156
    + 12 134. Christa Johnson

    74-82--156
    + 12 134. Kelli Kuehne

    79-77--156
    + 12 134. Brittany Lang

    80-76--156
    + 12 134. Meg Mallon

    79-77--156
    + 12 134. Patricia Meunier-Lebouc

    75-81--156
    + 12 134. Mikaela Parmlid

    77-79--156
    + 12 144. a-Maude-Aimee Leblanc

    76-81--157
    + 13 144. Kris Tschetter

    81-76--157
    + 13 146. Dawn Coe-Jones

    75-83--158
    + 14 146. a-Stacey Keating

    80-78--158
    + 14 146. Becky Lucidi

    81-77--158
    + 14 149. Walailak Satarak

    78-81--159
    + 15 150. Seema Sadekar

    83-77--160
    + 16 151. Linda Wessberg

    83-78--161
    + 17 152. Corina Kelepouris

    85-81--166
    + 22 WD. Sung Ah Yim

    74-WD


    WD. Jin Joo Hong

    78-WD


    WD. Violeta Retamoza

    87-WD


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