A few beers will help the win sink in for the Philippine stars

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A big congratulations goes out to the surprise winners of the Women’s World Cup of Golf this weekend – Dorothy Delasin and Jennifer Rosales of the Philippines. Well done ladies! It was a joy to watch you and your enthusiasm this weekend, rain or shine. Even my golfguy is excited you won – he thought your team spirit was amazing.

The Philippines finished on a three-round total of 18 under par 198, with Korea’s Ji-Yai Shin and Eun-Hee Ji runners-up on 16 under par 200. Japan and Taiwan tied for third on 13 under par 203.

That was all great, but what I loved most was Rosales’ comments after the event, “The win hasn’t really sunk in at the moment, maybe it will when we have a few beers later.”
Ha ha…even the pros love the 19th hole!

For those of you who missed the excitement, here are the final results:

So what happened to Sweden (the favorites) and the United States? I was sure Pat and Juli would be in the top three. I wasn’t as convinced of Sweden, but still, 14 is pretty low for a favorite going in. Perhaps Maria Hjorth’s illness was the big factor there. It was said she was starting to feel sick on day 2 (which was probably why they dropped from tied for 4th after day 1 to 16th on day 2) and then day 3 she was really ill and needed a medical break early in the round. I can’t imagine how she continued to play.

But I was very happy to see Canada in the top 10 – tied for 6th ain’t too shabby gals…well done!. I can’t wait to see you at the Hunt Club in Ottawa this August (my home town) for the CN Canadian Women’s Open. I hear Paula Creamer will be playing along with a number of other greats. Lorena will have to attend to defend her title, so it should be a fantastic event.

So the season has finally started and with a bang. It’s over to Hawaii now…you lucky girls you!

Golfgal


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BY GORD HOLDER
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19 Jan 2008

ORLANDO, Florida • Their season doesn’t start for another month, but it’s likely any LPGA Tour player can tell you where she’ll be from week to week, and it sounds as if many of them will be in Ottawa this summer. A handful of players interviewed… read more…

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