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Americans Lee and Campos share early lead at Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

Written by Golf Canada
Zoe Campos (Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

RED DEER, Alta. – World No. 2 Andrea Lee (Hermosa Beach, Calf.) and Zoe Campos (Valencia, Calf.) share the lead after the first round of the 106th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship held at Red Deer Golf & Country Club in Red Deer, Alta.

Both Campos and Lee fired opening rounds of 6 under 66.

Campos played nearly flawless golf in the opening round, making seven birdies. Her lone bogey came on her very last hole – the par-4 No. 9 (she started on the back nine). Campos is no stranger to competing in Canada, as she finished third at the 2018 World Junior Girls Championship at Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumerland, Ont.

“I thought I played well, everything was pretty much on point,” said Campos. “The course is really tough. The greens are really hard, and you have to manage where you land them. The fairways are really narrow, so you have to be accurate on everything.”

Lee, currently the No. 2-ranked player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, finished her round strong with three birdies on her final four holes.

Sarah-Ève Rheaume is the low Canadian after the first round at 4 under. The Quebec City product made three birdies on both the front nine and the back nine, and sits in a tie for third heading into the second round.

Ty Akabane (Danville, Calif.) and Brianna Navarrosa (San Diego, Calif.) are tied with Rheaume at 4 under.

Team Québec, consisting of Brigitte Thibault (Rosemère, Que.), Annie Lacombe (Laval, Que.) and Sasha Laoun (Montreal), leads the inter-provincial team competition at 4 over. British Columbia, the two-time defending champions, sit a stroke back.

The 2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur individual champion will earn an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2019 CP Women’s Open at Magna Golf Club from August 19-25. Should the winner be a non-Canadian, the low Canadian will also earn an exemption to the 2019 CP Women’s Open.

2019 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship first round leaders

  1. Zoe Campos, Valencia, CA, *34-32-66 -6
  2. Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, CA, *32-34-66 -6
  3. Ty Akabane, Danville, CA, *36-32-68 -4
  4. Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, CA, *31-37-68 -4
  5. Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Quebec, QC, *34-34-68 -4

First round Inter-Provincial Results

  1. Québec +4
  2. British Columbia +5
  3. Alberta +8
  4. Ontario +10
  5. Nova Scotia +13
  6. Manitoba +16
  7. Saskatchewan +27

Full scoring can be found here.

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