Pettersen wraps it up
A 70 was Suzann Pettersen’s worst of the week, but it was more than enough to easily win the CN Canadian Open.
Suzann Pettersen shot a final-round 70 to win the CN Canadian Women’s Open and even though it was was the Norwegian’s worst round of the tournament after a 65, a 68 and a 66, it still proved enough to give her the title by five shots.
Consecutive birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12 all but assured victory, even though bogeys on the next two holes gave the chasing pack a glimmer of hope.
Pettersen took a five-stroke lead over Angela Stanford into the final day, and that advantage never looked under serious threat as Stanford could also only manage a 70 herself.
A bogey at the third and double bogey at the fourth undermined the American’s challenge, although an eagle at the par-four 17th saw her recover somewhat.
Stanford finished in a share of second place with Japan’s Momoko Ueda, who shot a 65, American Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato, also of Japan and Australia’s former World No 1 Karrie Webb, the quintet finishing on 10 under.
In-Kyung Kim was a shot further back, with American teenager Vicky Hurst and Swedish rookie Anna Nordqvist on eight under.
Jiyai Shin shot the best round of the day, an eight-under-par 63 moving her to seven under overall and a share of 10th place.
Great Britain’s Catriona Matthew ended with a 73 for two under.
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