Vandermade to compete against the pros at LPGA CN Canadian Women's Open
Sept. 1, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas sophomore Nicole Vandermade will be teeing it up in her homeland this week at the LPGA CN Canadian Women’s Open in Calgary, Alberta. Vandermade, a two-year member of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) National Women’s Development Team, earned an exemption by finishing as the low Canadian at the Women’s British Amateur earlier this summer.
Vandermade enters the 156-player field on the heels of a successful summer campaign where she finished third at the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship and sixth at the Royale Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. Additionally, she advanced to the Round of 32 at the British Am en route to punching her ticket to the 10th staging of this week’s Canadian Open at the par-71, 6,445-yard Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.
The Brantford, Ontario, native will play against one of the LPGA’s strongest fields of the season, as the current top-10 players on the LPGA Official Money List are entered. Vandermade also joins former Women’s Golf standout Kate Golden in the 72-hole affair.
The 2009 CN Canadian Women’s Open will begin on Thursday, Sept. 3. Vandermade will be playing with pros Reilly Rankin and Amy Hung at 8:40 a.m. Central during Thursday’s first round and 2:20 p.m. on Friday. Live scoring will be available at LPGA.com.