Amateur hour at tourney

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

There are not a lot of places where amateurs can play alongside professionals in a major tournament.

Tomorrow, three Canadian amateurs will be among the 156 players who tee off at the CN Canadian Women's Open.

Kira Meixner, Stephanie Sherlock and Jessica Potter were all given exemptions into the tournament as members of the Canadian national amateur women's team.

All three are currently in college and could well find themselves on the LPGA Tour in a few years' time.

"I have one more year of school left and after that I plan to try out for the LPGA and go to Q-school in the fall," Meixner said.

Both Meixner and Sherlock played in the Canadian Open last year in London, Ont.

"I think it was just a steady process for me going from junior golf into college golf and now having an opportunity to play in the Open," said Sherlock, the Canadian Amateur champion.


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