Canadian Women's Open Notes

JOHN HERBERT -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:41 AM ET

CN gives $250,000 to kids hospital

Canadian National Railway president Hunter Harrison presented a cheque for $250,000 to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario. CN announced in May it would make a minimum donation of $100,000 to the hospital and in days leading up to the Canadian Women's Open announced it would match donations made to the hospital at the gate from spectators and at other fundraising events, such as a putting contest. That program, called the CN Miracle Match, raised another $150,000. Debbie Comuzzi, president of the Children's Health Foundation, received the cheque from Harrison yesterday morning. "It is deeply gratifying to us -- and to our community." The hospital has not yet announced spectator donations, which will probably increase the final total to more than $300,000.

Lee tournament's longest hitter

Jee Young Lee was the longest hitter in the tournament averaging 294 yards. The toughest holes were the fifth and sixth. The 430-yard fifth had a scoring average of 4.346 while the second most difficult was the par-four 1st hole, which had a 4.342 scoring average. This was the 395-yard sixth, a uphill par four, the scoring average was 4.358. There were 1,355 birdies in the tournament. The tournament scoring average was 74.14

Popular Gulbis proves consistent

Natalie Gulbis, who came to the Hunt Club hoping to end her 0-for-128 career mark without a win, was the only player to shoot the same score -- 7 * -- in all four rounds. The model of consistency, Gulbis also drew some of the biggest galleries every day.

Hospital donates art therapy masks

The Children's Hospital of Western Ontario gave masks that were created in their art therapy program for children to Kerr, Hunt president Lindsey Elwood, CN president Hunter Harrison and RCGA president Wayne Petersen.

SHOT OF THE DAY

Cristie Kerr's wedge shot from 110 yards onto the 18th green over a sand trap to a tucked pin on the left side of the extremely firm green. She lipped out on a 15-foot birdie effort, which she felt at the time she needed to make to force a playoff with Angela Stanford.


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