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Four earn spots into Canadian Pacific Women’s Open via Monday Qualifying

Stacey Keating (Andrew Redington/ Getty Images)

Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Forty-three players took to Pitt Meadows Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., for Monday’s final qualifying event in hopes of securing one of the four final spots into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Stacey Keating of Australia, the 2008 Canadian Women’s Amateur champion, finished atop the leaderboard after a 2-under par 70, while Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., carded a 1-under-par 71 to finish second.

The final two spots were determined via a playoff after three players – amateur Tiffany Kong of Vancouver, Nicole Zhang of Calgary and Louise Stahle of Sweden – tied for third at even-par 72.

Kong, who is just 14-years-old, and Stahle prevailed on the first playoff hole after matching pars to Zhang’s bogey on Pitt Meadows’ par-5 18th.

With the addition of Kong to the field, a total of 14 Canadians will now compete for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship at The Vancouver Golf Club.

Click here for complete results from the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Monday Qualifier at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.