Tseng to play 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open
Published on Thursday, May. 09, 2013 12:01PM EDT Last updated on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012 06:37PM EDT
Yani Tseng, the number one ranked player in the world on the LPGA Tour, and Lydia Ko, the world's top ranked female amateur, will be in the field for this summer's CN Canadian Women's Open at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C.
Tseng, a 15-time winner on the LPGA Tour and five-time major champion, returns to the site of her first professional victory, having captured a CN Canadian Women’s Tour event win at The Vancouver Golf Club in 2007. The victory earned Tseng a berth in Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship later that summer where she posted a tie for sixth at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton. Tseng’s best finish in five appearances at the Canadian Open came in 2008, her rookie season on the LPGA Tour, when she placed third at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.
Last year, Tseng also became the youngest player ever, male or female, to win five career majors at the age of 22.
Last year, Ko won the Australian Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, the New Zealand Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the New Zealand Women’s Amateur Match Play Championship while also earning co-medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. As the top-ranked golfer in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, she has also earned exemptions into both the 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
Earlier this year, Ko became the youngest player ever to win a professional golf tournament when she captured the Women's New South Wales Open at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 5 days.
She'll be oined in the Canadian Open field by fellow teen Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont., who eclipsed Ko's record with her win this past week at the CN Canadian Women's Tour event in Quebec by just two days (14 years, 9 months and 3 days).
Tickets for the CN Canadian Women's Open can be purchased online, at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com, or by phone, at 1-866-571-5742.