The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada returns to Burlington Golf and Country Club July 20-22 for the first time since 2010.
“There was tremendous support for this championship back in 2010 and I expect the same to be true this time around,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo.
The undulating topography of the property with its sandy loam and alocation on Hamilton Bay offered natural raw material for the design of a golf course. The Burlington Golf and Country Club, opened in 1924, is still essentially that designed by Stanley Thompson.
“Burlington Golf and Country Club is very proud once again to host the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada,” said head PGA professional Trevor Fackrell.
“The golf course has changed dramatically since the last time we hosted in 2010 and sure the players will appreciate our brand new bent grass greens, as well as the new bunkering on every hole of our Stanley Thompson gem.”
The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada was first played in 1987 and past champions include Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, Jessica Shepley and last year’s winner Brooke Henderson.
In 2014, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Fals, Ont., then 16, became not only the first amateur to capture the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada, but the youngest as well.
Henderson posted a two-day total of 13-under par at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont., setting a new championship scoring record.
The champion of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada will receive an exemption into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to be held Aug. 2o-23 at the Vancouver Golf Club.