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Wascana Country Club To Host The 2018 CP Women's Open

Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific to bring LPGA Tour and Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship to Saskatchewan for the first time ever.
 

REGINA (Golf Canada) – For the first time, Saskatchewan will play host to a major LPGA Tour event as Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) have announced the 2018 CP Women’s Open will head to Regina’s Wascana Country Club from August 20-26, 2018.

“We are very excited to bring the CP Women’s Open to Regina and the province of Saskatchewan in 2018,” said Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin. “Saskatchewan is a tremendous golf community and we are confident Wascana Country Club will be a fitting test to challenge the world’s best women’s golfers.”

Through its CP Has Heart campaign, CP will once again be making a significant charitable donation within the host community. In its first three years of title sponsorship, from 2014-2016, the campaign has raised over $4.5 million in host communities.

“We are proud to be part of such a high-profile event on the LPGA Tour and are excited to bring the tournament to Saskatchewan, an integral province within our rail network,” said Martin Cej, Assistant Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications for CP. “In coordination with our CP Has Heart campaign, we look forward to leaving a significant charitable legacy in the Regina community.”

After a three-year recruiting process, Wascana Country Club finally earned its opportunity to host the stars of the LPGA Tour after originally submitting a bid back in 2014. The club is one of only four private golf courses in a province that counts 206 total facilities.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to host the prestigious 2018 CP Women’s Open, as this will be a chance for us to show the world what the city of Regina has to offer,” said Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina.

The Wascana Country Club has welcomed more than 30 notable championships since its founding in 1911, including the PGA of Canada Championship in 1992; the Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur Golf Championship six times, most recently in 2005; and the Saskatchewan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship 10 times between 1915 and 1990. The 18-hole championship course set in the wetlands of Saskatchewan will also play host to the 2017 Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship later this summer in August.

“Our board of directors, members and staff are truly excited about hosting this most prestigious event,” said Greg Dukart, Chief Executive Officer of Wascana Country Club. “Our venue is ready and our championship golf course will provide a memorable and unique examination to the world’s greatest female golfers. We are looking forward to being part of the great history of the CP Women’s Open.”

Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has traditionally featured one of the strongest fields on the LPGA Tour vying for a total purse of $2.25 million USD, one of the largest purses on tour. The CP Women’s Open welcomes the top players on the LPGA Tour including CP golf ambassadors Brooke Henderson and Lorie Kane and fellow Canadian Alena Sharp, along with past champions and LPGA stars such as Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen and Michele Wie.

“The Greater Regina Area is emerging as one of the best places in Canada to host an event, convention or trade show. Our unique assets and attractions combine to create what we call, the Regina Advantage. The 2018 CP Women’s Open Championship will help showcase Regina and all we have to offer to a world-wide audience,” said John Lee, President & CEO of Economic Development Regina. “

First conducted in 1973, Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has allowed the brightest stars of the LPGA Tour to shine on Canadian soil and to inspire the nation’s next generation of female golfers.

As part of ongoing Canada 150 celebrations, Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will host the 2017 edition of the CP Women’s Open later this summer in Canada’s capital.

Information regarding tickets, volunteer opportunities and corporate hospitality for the CP Women’s Open can be found at www.cpwomensopen.com.

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Media Contacts

Terry Lenyk
Manager, Professional Championship Communications
Golf Canada
tlenyk@golfcanada.ca
1-800-263-0009 ext. 335
416-407-3893

Jeremy Berry
Director, Media Relations
Canadian Pacific
jeremy_berry@cpr.ca
(403)319-6227


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Golf Canada is pleased to announce the Wascana Country Club as host of the 2017 Canadian Men’s Mid - Amateur Championship. Wascana Country Club will welcome the top 25 - and - over male amateurs from August 21 - 25 next summer . The competition will feature a field of 156 Canadian and international competitors. The competition involving t wo divisions – the Mid - Amateur (25+) and Mid - Master (40+) – will be held simultaneously durin g th e championship. A n inter - provincial team competition will also be held among the 10 province

Golf Canada , with the support of Golf Saskatchewan , selected Wascana Country Club as host of this prestigious championship. The club’s first - class faciliti es and its picturesque course were two of the main factors which led to this decision. “Wascana’s challenging layout and top - notch clubhous e will not only provide a tremendous experience for the players, but also a quality test for these individuals to co mpete and gauge their skills ”, said Mary Beth McKenna, Manager of Rules & Competitions with Golf Canada.

Chief Executive Officer of Wascana Country Club, Greg Dukart, expressed enthusiasm from the beginning. “ Our Board of Directors felt this was an easy de cision know ing the positive impacts from this championship for both the members and community of Regina. The Wascana Country Club is looking forward to working with Golf Canada to welcome these 156 competitors and their families."

For more information on the Canadian Men’s Mid - Amateur Championship, please visit www.golfcanada.ca/competitions.

Golf Canada Contact:

Mary Beth McKenna
Manager, Rules & Competitors
mmckenna@golfcanada.ca
1-800-263-0009 ex 20

Wascana Country Club Contact:

Greg Dukart
Chief Executive Officer
greg@wascanacountryclub.com
305-586-5666


Yesterday at the 2016 Merchandise Show at the Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Dean Manz was awarded PGA of Saskatchewan Retailer of the Year. Also, Jay Randall was awarded Candidate for Membership of the Year (CFM) – Assistant of the Year. Congratulations to both!