Amateur Team Canada

Four Canadians advance to championship flight at Women’s Western

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Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C. (Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Wednesday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying produced four Canadians advancing through to match play in the championship flight at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club.

Headlining the Canucks as one of the low-64 qualifiers is Team Canada’s Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C. Ko, 17, posted a 2-under 142 (70-72) to finish in third place through two rounds of qualifying.

Joining Ko is fellow Development Squad member Michelle Kim of Surrey, B.C., who posted a 6-over 150 (78-72). Rounding out the four Canadians are two former Team Canada members—Sabrine Garrison of Calgary (77-74—151) and older sister of Michelle, Taylor Kim (78-74—152).

Six other Canadians are in the field in Tennessee, placed in the following flights based on qualifying results:

Second flight

Grace St-Germain (80-78—158)

Josée Doyon (79-80—159)

Fourth flight

Kiersten Klekner-Alt (81-84—165)

Kennedy Bodfield (90-76—166)

Gracie Howie (85-85—170)

Marlies Klekner-Alt (90-81—171)

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