Belvedere GC Hosts 2012 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship
BELVEDERE GOLF CLUB TO HOST 2012 ROYALE CUP CANADIAN WOMEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
- Competitors to vie for champion’s exemption into 2012 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship –
Charlottetown, P.E.I. (Golf Canada)- Top senior female golfers from Canada and beyond will compete for glory at the 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship, which will take place from August 21-23 at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
This year’s Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship will feature 118 golfers competing in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play event, which includes both a Senior and Super Senior division. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties.
Conducted since 1971, the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship has featured many of the Canada’s top senior golfers. Canadian Golf Hall of Fame members Marlene Streit, Gayle Borthwick, Marilyn O’Connor and Margaret Todd have all found success at the event in the past.
“The Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship is a showcase of top senior golf talent, and it should be a fun and exciting competition to watch,” said Tournament Director Mary Beth McKenna.
“Belvedere Golf Club will be the perfect venue to host this event, and the beautiful surroundings are sure to be a great backdrop for the smooth swings of these experienced players.”
The 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship Senior division is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 50th birthday by the first schedule day of the championship, while the Super Senior division is open to those who have reached their 60th birthday by that same timeline.
Last year, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont. came out on top of the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship leader board for the second year in a row, after winning the 2010 version of the tournament by seven strokes. In 2011, Hayward beat out Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C. by three shots for the title. Recently, Hayward also came in ninth place at the 2012 Toronto Star Women’s Amateur Championship.
Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. will also compete at this year’s Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship. Murdoch has won this event four times, and she won the Super Senior division last year. She was also the runner-up to Hayward at the 2010 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.
Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna, B.C., who won this event in 2003 and has since finished in second place three times, will also compete at Belvedere.
The 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Champion will receive an exemption to the 2012 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, to take place at Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa. from September 8-13.
ABOUT IRVING TISSUE AND THE ROYALE BRAND
Irving Tissue, the makers of Royale, is proud to be the official title sponsor of all three of the Canadian Women’s amateur competitions; Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship, Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.
Irving Tissue is a family run, privately owned company which began in 1998 and since then has grown to become one of North America’s leading tissue manufactures. The Royale brand is owned and proudly manufactured by Irving Tissue. Royale has been trusted by generations of Canadian families and traces its roots back to 1932. The product line-up includes kitten soft bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins and paper towels. For more information on Royale products, visit www.royale.ca
In addition to Royale, the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championships are proudly sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, Blackberry, Titleist and Foot-Joy.
RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR, the PGA of America and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Fred Couples, Hunter Mahan, and Morgan Pressel. As the Official Bank of the PGA of America and title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. Outside of golf, RBC sponsors amateur sport, from grassroots to national sport associations. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization.
GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing more than 340,000 members at close to 1,500 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sport Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game.
A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, Golf in Schools presented by Callaway, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, CN Canadian Women’s Tour and CN Future Links – Canada’s national junior golf program – are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status and handicapping and course rating.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada’s top golfers to showcase their talents.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
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