The number of Canadians in the field for the CN Canadian Women's Open this week is now sweet 16.
Adrienne White of Red Deer, Alta., was one of four players to grab a spot at Canada's only LPGA stop yesterday in qualifying at the Camelot Golf and Country Club.
White, 24, had a 2-under-par-70 to grab one of the spots. She's coming off a tie for seventh at the Canadian PGA Women's Championship last week. Top qualifier was South Korean Eunjung Yi with a sizzling 64, one off the course record set by Maude-Aimee Leblanc in the first round of the Quebec Women's Amateur Championship last month. Yi, who has been playing on the Duramed Futures Tour, was the 2005 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion
Also qualifying at 70 along with White were Candace Schepperle, 20, and going into her junior year at Auburn University, and Jimin Jeong, a 23-year-old South Korean.
47 OF TOP 50 ENTERED
This week's field now features 47 of the top 50 money winners on the LPGA Tour after Jeong Jang withdrew yesterday. Jang is ninth on the money list with $867,619.
If you were thinking about making a donation to the CHEO Foundation, now is the time to do it. The CN Miracle Match will see the tournament sponsor match all donations. Find out more at cnmiraclematch.ca. Also, CN is going to match whatever is raised this morning when the Team 1200 morning show auctions off a group in tomorrow's championship pro-am at the Hunt Club to benefit CHEO. The spot was donated by CDW, the tournament's IT partner. The winning bidder will get to attend tonight's pro-am draw party and pick the pro to round out the foursome. Bids can be phoned it at 613-750-1200 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.