Andree Lapierre wins her second PGA of Ontario Women's Championship


Andree Lapierre wins her second PGA of Ontario Women's Championship


For Immediate Release


September 10, 2013


TORONTO, ON - It took a two-hole playoff, but Andree Lapierre earned her second Annika Academy PGA of Ontario Women's Championship Monday at Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto.


The Toronto Hunt Club associate professional who had been in search of her second provincial title since 2007, needed another playoff to earn this victory as Carrie Vaughan from the ClubLink Academy at Glen Abbey, and Margaret Trainor from Dundas Valley G&CC all tied at 5-over, 76 on the day.


The ladies headed to the first tee to start the playoff and Trainor and Lapierre were lucky to move on after Vaughan missed an 8-foot birdie putt that just slipped by. On the second playoff hole, both Trainor and Vaughan found themselves in the rough off the tee, while Lapierre was sitting in the middle of the fairway with 169 yards to the pin.


Trainor's ball flew from the rough, hit the green, but rolled into the rough at the back of the green. Vaughan found some nasty underbrush to the left of the green and was lucky to be able to chip out. Neither would make par, as Lapierre hit the green and two-putted for a memorable victory.


"I just tried to make par all day, and kept reminding myself that par is good. I tried to hit the fairway, hit the green and make one or two putts. I had three birdies on the front, but a couple of bogeys and then I had a quadruple on No. 10," said Lapierre. "I told myself you can't do anything about it. There are a lot of holes left, par is good and hopefully I can make some birdies. I never, never thought that we would have a playoff."


Lapierre won her first PGA of Ontario Women's Championship in a five or six-hole playoff over Rhonda Fleury at Settlers' Ghost GC near Barrie back in 2007.


Mary-Pat Quilt from Settlers' Ghost GC, Megan Chapman from The Academy at The Georgian Bay Club and Rhonda Fleury from Henry Brunton Golf finished T4 at six-over, 77. The top-five golfers automatically qualify for the PGA of Ontario Tour Championship, October 1-2 on the Battlefield Course at Legends on the Niagara.


Lapierre and Maureen Chon from Burford Golf Links also won the Blind Draw team event with a 69 best ball score.


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