The news may not have been good for Canadian women’s golf on Friday when all 12 Canadians missed the cut at the CN Canadian Women’s Open, but in Albany, N.Y., yesterday, Kelowna’s Samantha Richdale brightened the picture.
That position earns Richdale a full-time LPGA Tour card for 2010 and she will join fellow Canadians Alena Sharp of Hamilton and Lorie Kane of Charlottetown. Richdale finished the season with two wins.
Angela Buzminski of Oshawa, Ont., tied for 13th in Albany to earn conditional status on tour next year after finishing seventh on the money list following a season that included one win.
Three-time Canadian Amateur champion Lisa Meldrum, who also had a Futures Tour win this year, finished 15th on the money list to earn a direct ticket to the final stage of LPGA qualifying school.
Meldrum tied for 39th in Albany.