Lauren Zaretsky of Thornhill, Ont., shot a final-round 70 on Friday to win the 107th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club in Spruce Grove, Alta.
She finished two strokes ahead of recent Canadian Junior Girls Champion Nicole Gal of Oakville, Ont., who finished second at even par.
Zaretsky, who plays out of the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto and Maple Downs Golf and Country Club, credited a combination of her putting and driving for her final-round 70 and said her plan going into the round was to stay focused and commit to every shot.
With the win, Zaretsky receives an exemption into the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2022 CP Women’s Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
“I’m really excited for the CP Women’s Open,” said Zaretsky. “That’s something that I’ve been watching since I started golf five years ago.”
Zaretsky also adds her name to a notable list of Canadian Women’s Amateur Champions including LPGA Tour players Jennifer Kupcho (2017), Brooke Henderson (2013), and Ariya Jutanugarn (2012).
Céleste Dao of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Que., the 54 hole leader, and Angela Arora of Surrey, B.C., tied for third at two over.
The final leaderboard is here.