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Trio tied for lead at CN Canadian Women's Tour event

Teenager Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., is one stroke back of the leader at the CN Canadian Women's Tour opener at Richmond Country Club in Richmond, B.C.

The 14-year-old Team Canada member and number two ranked amateur player in Canada shot an opening round 1-under 71 to sit in a six-way tie for second behind the American trio of Joy Trotter, Tara Goedeken and Allison Hanna.

Trotter, a runner up at last season's Tour opener in Squamish, B.C., converted four birdies on the day, while Goedeken and Hanna converted four and three respectively en route to sitting atop the leaderboard through 18 holes of play.

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Goedeken, who competes primarily on the LPGA's developmental Symetra Tour, said confidence and poise will be the key to winning it all in the second and final round on Wednesday.

"It's a shoot-out," said Goedeken. "I came into the tournament with no fear, and I try to go for every hole and see if I can birdie all of them. I'll just go out and have fun [Wednesday] do the best I can, and if I do that, I'm happy with that."

Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C., the 2011 CN Canadian Women's Tour Top Amateur of the Year, also finds herself tied with fellow amateur Henderson for second place.

Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., the two-time defending Player of the Year, is tied for 11th spot after carding a round of even-par 72.

Several current and former members of Team Canada also produced notable opening-round finishes, including Christine Wong of Richmond, B.C., who sits tied for 14th at 1-over 73 alongside Team Canada graduate Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. Toronto's Anna Kim, fresh off a victory at the 2012 CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Parksville, B.C., and Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ont. are tied for 21st at 2-over 74.

Kelowna, B.C. native Samantha Richdale is also tied for 21st, while Team Canada's Augusta James of Bath, Ont. is alone in 28th place at 3-over 75.

A total of 20 golfers find themselves within three strokes of the lead entering the final round. The winner will take home $10,000 in prize money plus an exemption into the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open.

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The following are opening round scores from the CN Canadian Women's Tour event at Richmond Country Club in Richmond, B.C.: (6,198 yards / par 72)

1. Tara Goedeken, Dodge City, KS, 35-35-70 -2

1. Joy Trotter, Chino Hills, CA, 36-34-70 -2

1. Allison Hanna, Clackamas, OR, 37-33-70 -2



4. So Yeon Park, Vancouver, BC, 35-36-71 -1

4. Emma Jandel, Dayton, OH, 34-37-71 -1

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4. Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a), Smiths Falls, ON, 36-35-71 -1

4. Renee Skidmore, Everett, WA, 35-36-71 -1

4. Stephanie Louden, Frisco, TX, 36-35-71 -1

4. Jisoo Keel (a), Coquitlam, BC, 33-38-71 -1

4. Melissa "Mo" Martin, Altadena, CA, 33-38-71 -1



11. Nicole Zhang (a), Calgary, AB, 38-34-72 E

11. Kim Welch, Roseville, CA, 37-35-72 E

11. Jessica Shepley, Oakville, ON, 35-37-72 E



14. Ashley Sholer, Hamilton, ON, 38-35-73 +1

14. Kirby Dreher, Fort St. John, BC, 38-35-73 +1

14. Christine Wong (a), Richmond, BC, 36-37-73 +1

14. Tomoko Yokoyama, Irvine, CA, 37-36-73 +1

14. Lauren Mielbrecht, Gulf Stream, FL, 37-36-73 +1

14. Courtney Harter, Clearwater, FL, 39-34-73 +1

14. Sue Kim, Langley, BC, 34-39-73 +1



21. Samantha Richdale, Kelowna, BC, 37-37-74 +2

21. Anna (Younjin) Kim (a), Toronto, ON, 37-37-74 +2

21. Brogan McKinnon (a), Mississauga, ON, 37-37-74 +2

21. Stacey Bieber, Winnipeg, MB, 34-40-74 +2

21. Hye-Min Kim, San Diego, CA, 37-37-74 +2

21. Rachel Connor, United Kingdom, 39-35-74 +2

21. Lisa Ferrero, Lodi, CA, 39-35-74 +2



28. Augusta James (a), Bath, ON, 36-39-75 +3



29. Angela Drane, Grandview, PE, 39-37-76 +4

29. Lauren Hunt, Little River, SC, 38-38-76 +4

29. Danielle Mills, Pointe-Claire, QC, 38-38-76 +4

29. Ashli Bunch, Morristown, TN, 37-39-76 +4

29. Candace Schepperle, Brimingham, AL, 36-40-76 +4

29. Tracy Stanford, Midland, TX, 40-36-76 +4

29. Taylor Kim (a), Surrey, BC, 37-39-76 +4

29. Sara Maude Juneau, Fossambault, QC, 40-36-76 +4

29. Jessi Gebhardt, Bellingham, WA, 38-38-76 +4



38. Jamie Oleksiew (a), Surrey, BC, 40-37-77 +5

38. Moah Chang, Los Angeles, CA, 37-40-77 +5

38. Emily Flanigan, Reunion, FL, 37-40-77 +5

38. Chandra Alexander, San Angelo, TX, 37-40-77 +5

38. Sydney Cox, Edmond, OK, 41-36-77 +5

38. Erica Moston, Belmont, CA, 40-37-77 +5

38. Courtney Mahon, Lees Summit, MO, 39-38-77 +5

38. Catherine Matranga, Fort Worth, TX, 37-40-77 +5



46. A Ram Choi (a), Surrey, BC, 38-40-78 +6

46. Christy Yun, Chandler, AZ, 38-40-78 +6

46. Chelsea Bach, Phoenix, AZ, 39-39-78 +6



49. Keanna Mason (a), Maple Ridge, BC, 43-36-79 +7

49. Susan Choi, Natick, MA, 39-40-79 +7

49. Kristen Park, Buena Park, CA, 41-38-79 +7

49. Amy Eneroth, Colbert, WA, 42-37-79 +7

49. Cathy Kim, Bellevue, WA, 40-39-79 +7

49. Melissa Mabanta, Langley, BC, 41-38-79 +7

49. Angel Sze, San Marino, CA, 42-37-79 +7



56. Patricia Beliard, Houston, TX, 40-40-80 +8

56. Lindsey Bergeon, Sarasota, FL, 40-40-80 +8

56. Kyla Inaba (a), Kelowna, BC, 41-39-80 +8

56. Minhee Park, Tieton, WA, 41-39-80 +8

56. Christina Proteau (a), Port Alberni, BC, 40-40-80 +8



61. Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, IL, 41-40-81 +9

61. Ally Shin (a), Coquitlam, BC, 40-41-81 +9

61. Jennifer Hong, Granger, IL, 42-39-81 +9

61. Sabrina Sapone (a), Montreal, QC, 39-42-81 +9

61. Seema Sadekar, Toronto, ON, 39-42-81 +9

61. Szu-Hsuan Huang (a), Qualicum Beach, BC, 40-41-81 +9



67. Andrea Kosa (a), Calgary, AB, 43-39-82 +10

67. Katie Detlefsen, Eagan, MN, 40-42-82 +10

67. Natalie Guidry, Costa Mesa, CA, 39-43-82 +10

67. Jacqueline Kazarian, Dana Point, CA, 43-39-82 +10

67. Ginny Brown, Austin, TX, 43-39-82 +10

67. Justina Yu, Las Vegas, NV, 42-40-82 +10

67. Jessica Hauser, Hartland, WI, 42-40-82 +10

67. Jennifer Greggain, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 42-40-82 +10



75. Lauren Sullivan, Fort Worth, TX, 43-41-84 +12



76. Celeste Bobbitt, Rogers, AR, 42-43-85 +13

76. Sydney MacDonald (a), Calgary, AB, 43-42-85 +13

76. Alexis Bennett, Rockford, IL, 43-42-85 +13

76. Jordan Allyne, Bellevue, WA, 45-40-85 +13

76. Alexa Kim, Toronto, ON, 44-41-85 +13

76. Elena Robles, Redondo Beach, CA, 45-40-85 +13



82. Tracy Nichols, Rocklin, CA, 45-41-86 +14



83. Sabina Imboden, Marbella Spain, 44-43-87 +15

83. Amanda McPhee, Winchester, MA, 42-45-87 +15



85. Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, IL, 44-44-88 +16

85. Nicole Forshner, Banff, AB, 46-42-88 +16



87. Ashlee Claydon, Port Moody, BC, 44-45-89 +17

DID NOT FINISH

CUT. Sylvie Schetagne, Delson-Laval, QC +18

WD. Courtney Coleman, Rochester, WA



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