Mississauga, ONT. – Vivian Tsui said she only made one putt all week at the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. But that one putt just happened to be for birdie on the first extra hole at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.
The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., poured in a 15-footer for birdie at Credit Valley’s tough 18th—the first playoff hole—to best Surrey, B.C.’s, Taylor Kim. With the playoff victory, Tsui joins the likes of Brooke Henderson, Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp and Gail Graham as winners of the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
“It’s really special to win this prestigious championship,” Tsui said. “All the names who have won this championship before are all legends in Canadian golf and it’s pretty cool that my name is now on that trophy too.”
For the win—her second as a professional—the former N.C. State University star takes home $10,000 and a lot of gained confidence.
“This win, with it coming so close to home and having my dad on the bag this week, will do a lot for my confidence,” Tsui said. “I’ve been in a bit of a rut the last couple weeks but this win solidifies that I still have a nice game.”
The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada was first played in 1987.
Christina Foster, Anna Kim and Nicole Vandermade finished T3, while five-time PGA Women’s Championship of Canada winner Lorie Kane, Lisa Ferrero and Camry Tardy was T6. Maya Parsons finished alone in 9th, while Robyn Doig rounded out the top 10.
Glendale Golf and Country Club’s Kyle Barros claimed low PGA of Canada professional honours.
For the full PGA Women’s Championship of Canada leaderboard, click here.
The next PGA of Canada national championship takes place Sept. 13-15 at The Golf Club at Lora Bay in Thornbury, Ont., for the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.