NORTHERN IRELAND, U.K. – Team Canada’s Women’s Amateur Squad came out of the gate hot in Wednesday’s second and final stroke-play qualifying round of the Ladies British Open Amateur, shooting a collective 5-under par to each grab one the top-64 match play qualifying spots.
Twenty-two year-old veteran Brittany Marchand, who played in the tournament in 2012, had the low-round of the day for the Canadians with a 4-under 69. The Orangeville, Ont., native finished at 1-over par (78-69) to grab the 25th seed heading into tomorrow’s first match-play round.
Teammate Maddie Szeryk, a dual-citizen of Canada and the U.S., also finished at 1-over par (75-72), drawing the 28th seed.
Rounding out the scores for the Canadian quartet was Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont., and Jennifer Ha of Calgary, who both came in at 3-over par. They drew the 39th and 41st seed, respectively.
Tomorrow’s first match-play round begins Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. local time back at the Portstewart Golf Club. The Canadian tee-times are as follows:
Jennifer Ha (CAN) v. Bethan Popel (ENG) – 8:10 a.m. BST
Brittany Marchand (CAN) v. Leonie Harm (GER) – 8:18 a.m. BST
Maddie Szeryk (CAN) v. Meghan MacLaren (ENG) – 8:42 a.m. BST
Elizabeth Tong (CAN) v. Agathe Sauzon (FRA) – 10:50 a.m. BST