Fore the record

JOHN HERBERT -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 11:22 AM ET

Spectators who attended last week's Canadian Women's Open donated $63,457 to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario. The hospital has now received $313,457 from the LPGA tournament at London Hunt and Country Club.

Canadian National Railway Co. presented a cheque to the hospital last Sunday for $250,000. CN promised in May it would make a minimum donation of $100,000. Before the tournament, it said it also would match spectator donations in a program called Miracle Match. CN more than matched the spectators by "rounding up" from $63,457 to $150,000.

Trauma services in the new children's hospital will be named in CN's honour.

SHEPLEY LOSES PLAYOFF

Former London resident Jessica Shepley lost the Canadian PGA Women's Championship in a playoff with Marie-Josee Rouleau of St. Lambert, Que., on Wednesday in Oshawa. Both players played in last week's Canadian Women's Open.

Rouleau joked the $5,800 first prize would replace the small amount of money in her wallet she lost in London. Shepley, 23, who is going to the LPGA Tour qualifying school this fall, shot 75-70-145. She won $4,083.

Cheryl Mitchell of Walpole Island shot 79-69-148 to finish third and win $3,068. Lisa Maunu of St. Thomas, an amateur, tied for sixth by shooting 78-73-151, while Lindsey Edmunds of Sunningdale shot 77-75-152 and won $1,866.

ON THE MONEY

London pros Joe Rinker and Alan McLean and Chatham's Mike Woodcock are among the Top 10 money winners on the Great Lakes Tour. Rinker is fifth with $8,011, followed by Woodcock in seventh with $7,510 and McLean in eighth with $6,561. Woodcock finished tied for seventh in the latest event at Elmira Golf Club, shooting 70 to win $400. The next event is Tuesday in Bradford.

SENIOR TOURNAMENTS

- Stu Hamilton of Mississauga dominated the Ontario Seniors Championship this week at the Cutten Club in Guelph, winning by 10 shots. Hamilton shot 68-69-70 for 207. Brian Jeffery of Collingwood was second with a 217 total. Garry Spence of London tied for fifth, shooting 79-74-70 for 223, and Billy Prendiville of Sarnia tied for seventh with scores of 77-74-73 for 224.

- West Haven's Dan McMillan shot 70 on the Robinson Course to win Sunningdale's senior tournament.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Mitch Sutton, Tyler Stone, Wade Chen, Tara McFadden, Brianna Cooper and Kevin Giesbrecht won the individual titles in this week's 15th annual Canadian Optimist tournament at the Ingersoll Golf and Country Club. The tournament attracted 180 players, mostly from Ontario, but representing all provinces and the state of Montana. Giesbrecht shot six-under 210 over 54 holes to take the overall title and the boys' 16-18 age division. Sutton won the boys' 14-16 with a 222 score. Stone (228) won boys' 12-13, while Chen (232) took boys' 11-and-under. In girls play, McFadden (220) won the 15-18 division while Cooper (244) took the 14-and under title.


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