Teen phenoms Hull, Ko paired together in Canada

Charley Hull drives at the 18th hole during practice for the 2013 Solheim Cup at The Colorado Golf Club.

Charley Hull drives at the 18th hole during practice for the 2013 Solheim Cup at The Colorado Golf Club.

Lydia Ko will start her title defense at the CN Canadian Women’s Open next to Solheim Cup hero Charley Hull. Ko, 16, and Hull, 17, are two of the best young talents in the game.

Ko, of course, remains an amateur as Hull is in the middle of her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour. She’s already logged four runner-up finishes, and heads to LPGA Q-School in the fall. Ko, meanwhile, is looking for a fourth professional victory.

“She obviously proved herself out there last week, and she’s obviously a really great player,” Ko said of the pairing. “It kind of makes me feel better seeing that I’m not the youngest one.”

Ko and Hull will be joined by recent Alabama graduate Jennifer Kirby, a native Canadian. They tee off No. 1 at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The next notable group goes off the first tee at 8:15 a.m., and includes Paula Creamer, I.K. Kim and Caroline Hedwall, who put together a perfect 5-0 Solheim Cup record last week.

Stacy Lewis is grouped with Lorie Kane and Karrie Webb in the next group.

Inbee Park tees off in the afternoon wave, and goes off No. 10 at 1:15 p.m., alongside Cristie Kerr and Azahara Munoz. They are one group ahead of Lexi Thompson, Suzann Pettersen and Ai Miyazato.

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No. 1 tee, Thursday morning:

7:15 a.m.: Emily Childs, Lisa McCloskey, Katie Futcher

7:25 a.m.: Jennifer Song, a-Anne Catherine Tanguay, Numa Gulyanamitta

7:35 a.m.: Moira Dunn, Nicole Forshner, Silvia Cavalleri

7:45 a.m.: a-Lydia Ko, Charley Hull, Jennifer Kirby

7:55 a.m.: a-Brittany Marchand, Sandra Gal, Danah Bordner

8:05 a.m.: Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Jiyai Shin

8:15 a.m.: Paula Creamer, I.K. Kim, Caroline Hedwall

8:25 a.m.: Lorie Kane, Karrie Webb, Stacy Lewis

8:35 a.m.: So Yeon Ryu, Beatriz Recari, Catriona Matthew

8:45 a.m.: Jennifer Rosales, Momoko Ueda, Felicity Johnson

8:55 a.m.: Reilley Rankin, Austin Ernst, Mi Hyang Lee

9:05 a.m.: Taylore Karle, Candie Kung, Sarah Jane Smith

9:15 a.m.: Song-Hee Kim, Alena Sharp, Paola Moreno

• • •

No. 1 tee, Thursday afternoon:

12:15 p.m.: Brooke Pancake, Sue Kim, Karen Stupples

12:25 p.m.: Dori Carter, Ji Young Oh, Paz Echeverria

12:35 p.m.: Thidapa Suwannapura, Sara-Maude Juneau, Paige Mackenzie

12:45 p.m.: Alison Walshe, Breanna Elliott, Amy Hung

12:55 p.m.: Julieta Granada, Pernilla Lindberg, Sydnee Michaels

1:05 p.m.: Se Ri Pak, Jeong Jang, Laura Davies,

1:15 p.m.: Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ilhee Lee, Sun Young Yoo

1:25 p.m.: Amy Yang, Juli Inkster, Haeji Kang

1:35 p.m.: Meena Lee, Nicole Castrale, Pat Hurst,

1:45 p.m.: Christina Kim, Mina Harigae, Natalie Gleadall,

1:55 p.m.: Ryann O’Toole, Christel Boeljon, Julia Boland

2:05 p.m.: Dewi Claire Schreefel, Stacy Prammanasudh, Kristy McPherson

2:15 p.m.: Sarah Kemp, Caroline Masson, Lindsey Wright

• • •

No. 10 tee, Thursday morning:

7:15 a.m.: Irene Cho, Kris Tamulis, Mi Jung Hur

7:25 a.m.: a-Jennifer Ha, Nicole Jeray, Jennie Lee

7:35 a.m.: Jessica Wallace, Amanda Blumenherst, Vicky Hurst

7:45 a.m.: Esther Choe, Laura Diaz, Isabelle Beisiegel

7:55 a.m.: Amelia Lewis, Daniela Iacobelli, Mindy Kim

8:05 a.m.: Mika Miyazato, Hee-Won Han, Carlota Ciganda

8:15 a.m.: Jessica Korda, Chella Choi, Mo Martin

8:25 a.m.: Pornanong Phatlum, Moriya Jutanugarn, Shanshan Feng

8:35 a.m.: Giulia Sergas, Jenny Shin, Hee Young Park

8:45 a.m.: Marcy Hart, Maria Hjorth, Becky Morgan

8:55 a.m.: Eun-Hee Ji, Veronica Felibert, Cindy Lacrosse

9:05 a.m.: Jane Rah, Wendy Ward, Kathleen Ekey

9:15 a.m.: Katie Burnett, Lisa Ferrero, Jane Park

• • •

No. 10 tee, Thursday afternoon:

12:15 p.m.: Jacqui Concolino, Tiffany Joh, Hanna Kang

12:25 p.m.: Heather Bowie Young, Seon Hwa Lee, Karlin Beck

12:35 p.m.: Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Nicole Vandermade, Danielle Kang

12:45 p.m.: Rebecca Lee-Bentham, a-Brooke Henderson, Michelle Wie

12:55 p.m.: Natalie Gulbis, a-Augusta James, Brittany Lincicome

1:05 p.m.: Brittany Lang, Na Yeon Choi, Karine Icher

1:15 p.m.: Cristie Kerr, Azahara Munoz, Inbee Park

1:25 p.m.: Lexi Thompson, Suzann Pettersen, Ai Miyazato

1:35 p.m.: Yani Tseng, Anna Nordqvist, Gerina Piller

1:45 p.m.: Stephanie Sherlock, Belen Mozo, Mariajo Uribe

1:55 p.m.: Jin Young Pak, Chie Arimura, Lauren Doughtie

2:05 p.m.: Sandra Changkija, Samantha Richdale, Jessica Shepley

2:15 p.m.: Jee Young Lee, Katherine Hull-Kirk, Sophie Gustafson

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