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Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

History

Over a century old and with more than 90 titles contested, the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship is among the oldest golfing competitions in Canada.

During the 1901 season, the Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Que. hosted the first competition which was won by Canadian Lillas Young. From there the championship grew and has spawned a long list of great champions who have gone on to see international success. The most famous winner is World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Streit, whose 11 victories and five runner-up finishes remain a record that will not be broken anytime soon.

Early pioneer women golfers such as Ada Mackenzie and Mabel Thomson paved the way for the likes of Jocelyn Bourassa, Cathy Sherk, Dawn-Coe Jones and A.J. Eathorne, all of whom earned a start by raising the coveted Duchess of Connaught Gold Cup – the historic trophy presented annually to the Women’s Amateur Champion.

History was made when Lisa Meldrum became the fifth person to win three consecutive Amateur titles. In 2004, Mary Ann Lapointe earned her fourth Canadian title and is now the oldest to claim a Canadian Women’s Amateur championship at age 44.

The winner of the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship earns an exemption into the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

 

Past Champions

  • 2017: Jennifer Kupcho
  • 2016: Hye-jin Choi
  • 2015: Mariel Galdiano
  • 2014: Augusta James
  • 2013: Brooke Henderson
  • 2012: Ariya Jutanugarn
  • 2011: Rebecca Lee-Bentham
  • 2010: Sydnee Michaels
  • 2009: Jennifer Kirby
  • 2008: Stacey Keating
  • 2007: Stephanie Sherlock

  • 2006: Jessica Potter
  • 2005: Laura Matthews
  • 2004: Mary Anne Lapointe
  • 2003:Lisa Meldrum
  • 2002: Lisa Meldrum
  • 2001: Lisa Meldrum
  • 2000: Jan Dowling
  • 1999: Mary Anne Lapointe
  • 1998: Kareen Qually
  • 1997: Anna-Jane Eathorne
  • 1996: Mary Anne Lapointe

  • 1995: Tracey Lipp
  • 1994: Aileen Robertson
  • 1993: Mary Anne Lapointe
  • 1992: Marie-Josée Rouleau
  • 1991: Adele Moore
  • 1990: Sarah Lebrun Ingram
  • 1989: Cheryl Damphouse
  • 1988: Michiko Hattori
  • 1987: Tracy Kerdyk
  • 1986: Marilyn O’Connor
  • 1985: Kimberley Williams

  • 1984: Kimberley Williams
  • 1983: Dawn Coe
  • 1982: Cindy Pleger
  • 1981: Jane Lock
  • 1980: Edwina Kennedy
  • 1979: Stacey West
  • 1978: Cathy Sherk
  • 1977: Cathy Sherk
  • 1976: Debbie Massey
  • 1975: Debbie Massey
  • 1974: Debbie Massey

  • 1973: Marlene Streit
  • 1972: Marlene Streit
  • 1971: Jocelyne Bourassa
  • 1970: Gail Harvey Moore
  • 1969: Marlene Streit
  • 1968: Marlene Streit
  • 1967: Bridget Jackson
  • 1966: Helene Gagnon
  • 1965: Jocelyne Bourassa
  • 1964: Margaret Masters
  • 1963: Marlene Streit

  • 1962: Gayle Hitchins
  • 1961: Judy Darling
  • 1960: Judy Darling
  • 1959: Marlene Stewart Streit
  • 1958: Marlene Stewart Streit
  • 1957: Betty Stanhope
  • 1956: Marlene Stewart
  • 1955: Marlene Stewart
  • 1954: Marlene Stewart
  • 1953: Barbara Romeck
  • 1952: Edean Anderson

  • 1951: Marlene Stewart
  • 1950: Dorothy Kielty
  • 1949: Grace DeMoss
  • 1948: Grace Lenczyk
  • 1947: Grace Lenczyk
  • 1939-1946: No Championship
  • 1938: Marion Mulqueen
  • 1937: Mrs. John Rogers
  • 1936: Dora Darling
  • 1935: Ada Mackenzie
  • 1934: Mrs.W.G.Fraser

  • 1933: Ada Mackenzie
  • 1932: Margery Kirkham
  • 1931: Maureen Orcutt
  • 1930: Maureen Orcutt
  • 1929: Helen Hicks
  • 1928: Virginia Wilson
  • 1927: Helen Payson
  • 1926: Ada Mackenzie
  • 1925: Ada Mackenzie
  • 1924: Glenna Collett
  • 1923: Glenna Collett

  • 1922: Mrs. W. Gavin
  • 1921: Cecil Leitch
  • 1920: Alexa Stirling
  • 1919: Ada Mackenzie
  • 1914-1918: No Championship
  • 1913: Mrs. M. Dodd
  • 1912: Dorothy Campbell
  • 1911: Dorothy Campbell
  • 1910: Dorothy Campbell
  • 1909: Mrs. V.H. Anderson
  • 1908: Mabel Thomson

  • 1907: Mabel Thomson
  • 1906: Mabel Thomson
  • 1905: Mabel Thomson
  • 1904: Florence Harvey
  • 1903: Florence Harvey
  • 1902: Mabel Thomson
  • 1901: Lillas Young