Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club set to host 2022 CP Women’s Open

The 2022 CP Women’s Open is returning to a very special place for our athlete Brooke Henderson – Ottawa!

Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, which gave both Brooke and Brittany Henderson honourary memberships, will host the 2022 event – the fourth time the most respected facility in the Nation’s Capital will have the best golfers in the world tee it up.

The event will be held Aug. 22-28, 2022.

“I love playing in front of fans so close to home. I can feel the support and energy of the crowd, especially when I am playing well,” said Brooke. “It’s an exciting feeling, and I try to use it as motivation!”

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Ottawa Hunt previously hosted the CP Women’s Open in 1994, 2008, and of course, in 2017. Brooke fired the course record that year, in the third round, in front of a robust crowd of local followers – as Ottawa Hunt is less than an hour from her hometown of Smiths Falls, Ont.

Ottawa Hunt has also hosted the 1932 Canadian Open, and three Canadian Amateur Championships (1937, 1960, and 1970). It was originally designed by famed architect Willie Park Jr. and was redesigned by international course designer Dr. Michael Hurdzan prior to the 2017 CP Women’s Open.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the prestigious CP Women’s Open again in 2022 and welcome the top players in the world, including our own honorary member Brooke Henderson,” said Gino Picciano, the president of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club board of directors.

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“Hosting the world-class event provides us with another opportunity to showcase our club as a challenging test and one of the premiere golf experiences in all of Canada.”

After a final-round 64, the then-world No.1 Sung Hyun Park captured the 2017 CP Women’s Open by two shots over Mirim Lee. Marina Alex, Nichole Broch Larsen, In Gee Chun, Shanshan Feng, and past CP Women’s Open winner Cristie Kerr all tied for third, three shots back.

After her sizzling Saturday 63, Brooke Henderson finished T12 and was the low Canadian. Brittany Marchand was the other Canadian to make the cut, finishing T30.

The following year Brooke would go on to win the CP Women’s Open at Wascana Country Club in Regina, and then last year she was in the final group on Sunday at Magna Golf Club in Toronto before going on to finish T3.

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Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa’s mayor, is thrilled the CP Women’s open is returning to the Nation’s Capital.

“The tournament was a major success in 2017, attracting a record number of fans and putting Ottawa on the map as a fantastic golf destination,” said Watson. “We look forward to, once again, welcoming the best talent from across the world for this exciting event in 2022.”

Due to implications from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CP Women’s Open was cancelled. Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, which was supposed to host in 2020, will instead play host in 2021.

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