First Run at Angus Glen


As the LPGA Tour said goodbye to an old friend ' the du Maurier Classic ' they welcomed a newcomer to their yearly lineup.
This week the LPGA returns to Canadian soil to compete in the inaugural Bank of Montreal Canadian Womens Open held on the South Course at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
The four-day event features a whopping $1,200,000 purse with $180,000 earmarked for the winner.
Angus Glen is considered one of the most challenging courses Canada has to offer. While it features wide fairways, it is also dappled with sandy bunkers in waiting for errant shots and enough undulating greens to make even the most competent putter nervous.
Angus Glen, originally Angus Glen Farm ' home of cattle and thoroughbred racehorses, was the vision of Arthur Stollery and designed by Doug Carrick. Stollery broke ground in 1992 and died two years prior to its completion. Under the guidance of Stollerys children Carrick completed work on the course, which opened in 1995.
This years field includes Womens British Open champion Se Ri Pak, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, last years du Maurier champion Meg Mallon as well as Canadian Lorie Kane, Jen Hanna, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones and Mi Hyun Kim.