Grand Forks golfer rocks at first day
of Women’s championship

Anyone who has seen Tin Cup, Kevin Costner’s 1996 golf movie, likely has no idea who won the US Open championship Roy McAvoy was chasing.

What they will remember is ‘the Cup’s’ mythical 13 on the final hole of the championship that cost him the title.

And so we similarly celebrate a Grand Forks golfer’s Day One at the Canadian Women’s Mid Amateur and Senior Championship currently being contested at the Osoyoos Golf Club.

Vancouver’s Nonie Marler was atop the combined leaderboard after one day of play, but it was Shauna Lum who had the most colourful, adventurous — and likely the most frustrating — day.

Lum, who plays out of the Christina Lake Golf Club, recorded an impressive five birdies — the day’s best — but also hit for the cycle, adding two bogies, a double-bogey, a triple bogey and a quadruple bogey to finish her first round at seven-over 80.

Now that’s a story to share at the bar this evening. Cue the pelican and the comeback tomorrow. We’re with you, Shauna.

For the record, Lum sits nine strokes back of the leader, who posted a two-under 71 Sunday, notching four birdies to go along with two bogies on the Park Meadows course.

Calgary’s Sun Plum pitches it close on the ninth hole during first-round play Sunday.

Port Alberni’s Christina Proteau, Ontario’s Judith Kyrinis and American Amy Ellertson are one stroke back. Marie-Thérèse Torti, of Candiac, Que., and Vancouver’s Holly Horwood are two strokes back at one-over.

Two-time defending champion Sue Wooster sits four strokes back after carding a two-over 75.

Christine Jurgenson was the top local, carding an 11-over 84. Claudia Wood shot an 86. Both ladies are playing in the Super Senior division.

Play continues Monday morning, with half of the 138-women field scheduled to tee off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the second half teeing off at 12:30 p.m.

Among notables, leaders Marler and Proteau are first out of the gate on Hole 10 with a 7:30 a.m. start, Ellertson and Wooster begin play at 1:25 p.m. and Kyrinis tees off at 2:20 p.m.

Jurgenson has a 7:41 start and Wood a 1:58 p.m. tee time.

For complete results from day one, visit Golf Canada’s championship site.

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