No magic this time around for Shin

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:48 PM ET

Jiyai Shin just couldn’t get it going on Sunday during the final round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

One of the 22-year-old South Korean’s nickname is the “Final Round Queen,” but she produced no magic on Sunday at St. Charles, carding a 1-over-par 73 and tying for second at 9 under.

“Today my shot was really good, but my putting was so bad,” said Shin, who still managed her 10th top-six finish in 13 starts this season. “I made lots of chances for birdie, but I couldn’t make (the putts).”

Shin said her failed birdie attempt on No. 4 was one shot that could have turned her day around.

“I’m just happy to finish in second, and I appreciate the gallery,” she said. “So I’m really happy.”

BRIDESMAID YET AGAIN: Defending champion Suzann Pettersen was also in the hunt on the back nine on Sunday, but she ended up shooting 69 and recording her fifth runner-up finish of the season.

“I had my chances coming in,” the 29-year-old Norwegian said. “The disappointing one was not to have a better chance on 16, because I just bombed a driver to try and get to within a scoring club. I just didn’t hit that wedge anywhere good.

“I’m trying. That’s all I can do. Even when I don’t feel that comfortable with my game I’m still competitive. I’m looking forward to a week off.”

BLOOD SUCKERS: St. Charles officials tried to blast the pesky mosquitoes to kingdom come on Saturday night, but more than a few managed to survive the spraying.

“The bugs were atrocious, that’s all I can say,” said Christina Kim, who tied for 21st. “It was amazing. That’s probably more accurate.

“I’ve been to some buggy places, especially in southeast Asia, but this was a different breed all together.”

SURVIVOR: Paula Creamer shot a 72 on Sunday to tie for 15th, despite dealing with the effects of the flu — not food poisoning as she originally suspected.

Creamer nearly packed it in on Saturday, but she gutted out a 70. She was 3 under through 14 holes on Sunday but, out of energy, bogeyed three of four coming home.

“I’m exhausted,” Creamer said. “I haven’t been sick since last night, but it was tough. I was pretty weak, but I tried to come out and just get through one more day of golf.”

CHIP SHOTS: Champion Michelle Wie not only had a hole-in-one on 11 on Thursday, but she also had seven deuces. She played the par-3s in 8 under, the par-4s in 4 over and the par-5s in 8 under … Kyeong Bae was 8 under through 13 holes on Sunday, getting to within a shot of the lead, but bogeyed three of her last four to shoot 67 … World No. 1 Ai Miyazato tied for 15th … Golf Canada announced Sunday that the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open will be held at the Vancouver Golf Club. Next year’s event is in Montreal.

kirk.penton@sunmedia.ca


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