Lydia Ko won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in play-off against Stacy Lewis, at Vancouver Golf Club, in Canada.
Lydia and Stacy both finished at -12 under par at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, leading to a play-off, which Lydia won on the first extra hole, with a par. Lydia could only manage a final round of even par 72 today, allowing Stacy to catch her at the top of the leaderboard with her -5 under par 67.
Lydia won here at Vancouver Golf Club at 15 years old in 2012, and still gets loads of support from the galleries;
“It’s been such an amazing week. I definitely share this win with everyone who came out here this week.”
“There were so many people out here after the Pro-Am after every hole; I was signing for five minutes and then getting to the next tee.”
“There’s a lot of people out here, so it great to see everyone. I just want to thank everyone for the support.”
“It would have been great if I was coming down the 18th with like a four-shot lead like I did in 2012.”
“But it is what it is. Stacy played amazing today; to shoot 67 under those conditions.”
“You’ve just got to concentrate on your game, just one shot a time, and that’s what I tried to do.”
“I said, I don’t want to get too aggressive to that pin but maybe it was a little bit too safe and maybe wasn’t the best shot going in.”
“I made a really good first putt on my normal 72nd hole, and made a good putt on the first playoff hole. If the putt was any longer for my second one, I would have been really nervous.”
“Just with the way my game has been over the last month or so, I felt I was close to putting together a good round, and that’s what I did today.”
“Still left a few out there. But would have liked a better lie in the rough in the playoff, but other than that, it was pretty good.”
So Yeon Ryu, who was the winner of this event last year, at London Hunt in Ontario, tied for third place with fellow South Korean player Sei Young Kim at -11 under par.
So Yeon Ryu had a marvelous final round of -8 under par 64, and came so close to the play-off, while Sei Young carded a last round -4 under 68.
Best Canadian lady was teenager Brooke Henderson, who was coming off a victory last week in the Portland Classic, she could only finish T23 here this week, with her poor putting taking the blame. Her last round -5 under par 67 was the only time she carded a score in the sixties;
“I wanted to show and give the crowd a little bit of excitement. I think today I did that. I knew I was capable of it.”
“The other couple of days I was hitting the ball not too bad, but just wasn’t making any putts. Today they fell.”