Sherlock stumbles at Canadian Open

By Glenn Wilkins

It was a baptism of fire of sorts for Barrie’s Stephanie Sherlock. The graduate of Barrie North Collegiate who lettered in golf at the University of Denver failed to get untracked in her first major event as a professional over the weekend, and also failed to make the cut at the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Winnipeg.

Barrie's Stephanie Sherlock. (Photo courtesy of Golf Canada/Bernard Brault).

Sherlock, former Canadian amateur champion, joined the LPGA tour this month, along with Canadian amateur teammate Sue Kim of British Columbia. But Sherlock had enormous problems over the St. Charles course in the first round and shot an eight-over par 80. To put a positive spin on things, Sherlock’s fortunes did improve on Friday, and she shot a two-over 74 to total 154, missing the cut.
Kim, for her part, finished the first two rounds at nine-over 153 and also failed to stay around for the weekend.
Michelle Wie of Hawaii emerged as the winner, firing a final round 70 to finish at 12-under par 276, three shots ahead of four other players including Suzann Pettersen.
P.E.I’s Lorie Kane was the low Canadian, posting a five-under par 283 to finish in a tie for 11th.

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