Kupcho claims Women’s Amateur tourney title

GUELPH — Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, Colo., completed her run atop the Golf Canada’s Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship leaderboard as she captured the tournament title Friday at Cutten Fields.

Kupcho shot a 2-over 72 in the final round, her highest score of the tournament, but it was good enough to hold on to her grasp on first place.

That score was the lowest score of the final pairing and gave her a four-round total of 7-under 273.

Kupcho led at the end of the first round and was never headed after that.

Lilia Kha-Tu Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., fired a 73 to finish five back at 278 while Maria Fassi of Mexico had a final-round score of 74 to finish in a tie for third with Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C., and Rachel Heck of Memphis, Tenn., at 279.

Ko was top Canadian and earned the national women’s amateur crown while Susan Xiao of Surrey, B.C., was second, sixth overall, at 283 and Grace St-Germain of Orleans, Ont., was third, 10th overall, at 286.

Former national amateur champion Mary Ann Hayward of St. Thomas, finished at 309 while reigning Cutten junior girls’ champion Kristen Giles of Georgetown, recorded a four-round score of 311.

Two players had a final-round score that was under par – Ko with a 67 and Camila Serrano with a 68.

As tournament champion, Kupcho gets an exemption into the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Aug. 7 to 13 at the San Diego Country Club at Chula Vista, Calif., and the CP Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Aug. 21-27.

Top Canadian Ko also gets a spot in the CP Women’s Open.

 

Results
1. Jennifer Kupcho, U.S. 65-70-66-72–273
2. Lilia Kha-Tu Vu, U.S. 71-64-70-73–278
3. Naomi Ko, Victoria, B.C., 70-72-70-67–279
3. Rachel Heck, U.S. 70-66-71-72–279
3. Maria Fassi, Mexico 78-62-65-74–279
6. Susan Xiao, Surrey, B.C., 66-71-73-73–283
7. Andrea Lee, U.S. 71-72-69-72–284
8. Sandy Choi, Korea 71-73-71-70–285
8. Hira Naveed, Australia 70-75-64-76–285
10. Janet Mao, U.S. 70-74-71-71–286
10. Grace St-Germain, Orleans, Ont., 68-74-69-75–286
10. Jaravee Boonchant, Thailand 70-69-70-77–286
13. Yuka Saso, Philippines 72-73-70-72–287
13. Mariel Galdiano, U.S. 75-70-70-72–287
15. Morgan Gonzales, U.S. 72-73-70-73–288
15. Lauren Greenlief, U.S. 70-75-68-75–288
17. Gina Kim, U.S. 73-73-72-71–289
17. Emily White, U.S. 72-70-75-72–289
17. Emilia Migliaccio, U.S. 73-70-73-73–289
17. Jaclyn Lee, Calgary, Alta., 74-71-70-74–289
17. Maddie Szeryk, London, Ont., 74-72-69-74–289
22. Tatiana Wijaya, Indonesia 73-72-71-74–290
23. Michelle Cheung, Hong Kong 74-73-71-73–291
23. Anna Newell, U.S. 72-70-73-76–291
25. Elizabeth Wang, U.S. 77-71-73-71–292
25. Monet Chun, Richmond Hill, Ont., 78-72-68-74–292
25. Lauren Hartlage, U.S. 73-72-73-74–292
25. Alyaa Abdulghany, U.S. 73-73-72-74–292
25. Camila Serrano, Colombia 79-72-73-68–292
30. Kaho Monica Matsubara, U.S. 76-74-70-73–293
30. Haylee Harford, U.S. 72-70-73-78–293
32. Hannah Wood, U.S. 76-72-73-73–294
32. Yue Zhang, China 74-75-72-73–294
32. Olivia Cason, U.S. 74-72-70-78–294
32. Allisen Corpuz, U.S. 73-71-70-80–294
36. Molly Skapik, U.S. 73-72-75-75–295
36. Katherine Zhu, China 70-74-76-75–295
36. DeeDee-Taylah Russell, Australia 75-71-75-74–295
36. Michelle Kim, Surrey, B.C., 74-75-70-76–295
36. Patricia Wong, U.S. 75-69-79-72–295
36. Anita Uwadia, Nigeria 76-73-75-71–295
42. Stephanie Lau, U.S. 75-71-71-79–296
43. Jiyoon Jang, U.S. 75-73-71-79–298
43. Jessica Ip, Richmond Hill, Ont., 75-75-75-73–298
45. Kat Kennedy, Okotoks, Alta., 73-75-74-77–299
45. Courtney Dow, U.S. 73-77-72-77–299
45. Chloe Velasco, U.S. 76-75-72-76–299
45. Hannah Lee, Surrey, B.C., 73-73-80-73–299
49. Erin Harper, U.S. 79-71-71-79–300
49. Lauren Diaz-Yi, U.S. 78-73-74-75–300
51. Evelyn Arguelles, Mexico 75-73-75-78–301
51. Jacqueline Chulya, Thailand 72-75-78-76–301
53. Cynthia Diaz, Colombia 72-77-76-77–302
53. Kelsey Zeng, U.S. 78-75-76-73–302
53. Chelsea Dantonio, U.S. 74-74-82-72–302
56. Katy Rutherford, Calgary, Alta., 76-75-73-79–303
56. Gloria Usu Choi, Langley, B.C., 76-73-78-76–303
58. Zhiying ‘Cindy’ Zhou, China 73-73-79-79–304
59. Allison Chandler, Chester, N.S., 73-75-78-79–305
59. Momoka Kobori, New Zealand 73-74-80-78–305
59. Maria Vesga, Colombia 74-74-81-76–305
59. Diana McDonald, Kingston, Ont., 76-77-76-76–305
63. Noemie Paré, Victoriaville, Que., 76-76-79-76–307
64. Kelsey Sear, Unionville, Ont., 76-77-79-76–308
64. Alexandra Naumovski, Hornby, Ont., 73-80-80-75–308
66. Mary Ann Hayward, St. Thomas, Ont., 76-74-79-80–309
66. Emily Zhu, Richmond Hill, Ont., 74-77-80-78–309
68. Kristen Giles, Georgetown, Ont., 73-78-77-83–311
69. Courtney Tolton, Mitchell, Ont., 74-77-83-78–312
70. Natalie Chu, Vancouver, B.C., 76-77-79-84—316

 

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