PGA Women’s Championship of Canada heading back to Burlington

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ACTON, Ont. – The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada will return to Burlington Golf and Country Club this July.

The national championship makes its return to Burlington for the first time since 2010 from July 20-22.

“The PGA of Canada is very excited to be returning to Burlington Golf and Country Club for the first time in five years,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “There was tremendous support for this championship back in 2010 and I expect the same to be true this time around.”

The undulating topography of the property with its sandy loam and attractive location on Hamilton Bay offered exceptional natural raw material for the design of a golf course. Today’s challenging layout at Burlington Golf and Country Club, still essentially that designed by Stanley Thompson, Canada’s leading contemporary golf course architect, opened in 1924.

“Burlington Golf and Country Club is very proud once again host the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada,” said head PGA professional Trevor Fackrell. “The golf course has changed dramatically since the last time we hosted in 2010 and sure the players will appreciate our brand new bent grass greens, as well as the new bunkering on every hole of our Stanley Thompson gem.”

The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada was first played in 1987 and past champions include Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, Jessica Shepley and last year’s winner Brooke Henderson.

In 2014, the Canadian golf superstar became not only the first amateur to capture the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada, but the youngest as well. The then 16-year-old Smiths Falls, Ont., native posted a two-day total of 13-under par at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont., setting a new championship scoring record.

Henderson’s 36-hole total of 131 (65-66) was five shots better than 2008 winner Hannah Jun of San Diego, Calif.

Hamilton’s Alena Sharp, a three-time winner of the PGA Women’s Championship finished third at six under. Samantha Richdale of Kelowna B.C. and American amateur Simin Feng rounded out the top five.

The champion of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada will receive an exemption into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to be held Aug. 17-23, 2015 at the Vancouver Golf Club in Vancouver.