Date: August 24, 2013
Author: ALPG

Hull-Kirk Only Aussie Left in Canadian Open

Katherine Hull-Kirk was the only Australian to make the cut at the CN Canadian Women’s Open being played at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, Edmonton. Hull-Kirk, a former winner of the event, is at two-over par and tied for 59th position after posting consecutive rounds of one-over-par 71. However, the Queenslander is a massive 10 shots adrift co-leaders, Rolex World No. 1 Inbee Park and American Cristie Kerr. Park fired a five-under-par 65, which included seven birdies and two bogeys, to go with her opening round of 67. For Kerr, she could have had the outright lead at nine-under, however the 16 time winner on the LPGA carded a bogey the par 4 18th to finish at eight-under-par. Park will be looking for her seventh victory in 2013, while Kerr will be looking for her second victory this season. The pair holds a one stroke lead over Frenchwoman Karine Icher (66) and American Angela Stanford (68). Sitting at six-under are three players who are well known in women’s golf, England s Laura Davies (66), American Paula Creamer (68) and defending champion and amateur Kiwi Lydia Ko (69). The cut was made at two-over-par and 74 players will compete for their share of the US$2,000,000 on offer. For the large Australian contingent it hasn t been a good week. Karrie Webb (+5), Sarah Jane Smith (+7), Lindsey Wright (+8), Julia Boland (+12), Sarah Kemp (+13) and Bre Elliott (+14) all missed the cut.