Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ont., won the 108th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship by two shots on Friday at Westmount Golf and Country Club in Kitchener, Ont.
Chun, 21, fired an even-par 73 to win the national championship by two shots over Alissa Xu, also from Richmond Hill.
With the win comes an exemption into the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay, as well as a spot in the CP Women’s Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Both events are in August.
“I was coming into this week just trying to put together a couple of good rounds, but I’m happy that it worked out,” said Chun. “Coming into the stretch was a little bit stressful just because it was getting pretty close there, but I didn’t really change too much in my game.”
With a six-stroke advantage entering the day, the stage was set for Chun.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a crowd that big following me around. It’s pretty cool to get some local people just watching and, yeah, I had a lot of fun,” said Chun, a collegiate player with Michigan University.
Along with the Duchess of Connaught Gold Cup, Chun will take home a cheque of $1,200 Cdn. To align with the modernized Rules of Amateur Status, players at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, competed for a purse of $8,000 Cdn. Along with Chun, top-10 finishers and ties earned a piece of the prize money.
With Lauren Zaretsky’s win in 2021, that pair become the first Canadian duo to win back-to-back since Brooke Henderson and Augusta James did it in 2013 and 2014.
British Columbia took home the Interprovincial Team Trophy with a five stroke victory over Quebec.
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