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Kirby wins in pro debut at CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec

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The Canadian Press
6/12/2013 8:03:07 PM
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COWANSVILLE, Que. -- Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., won in her professional debut, carding a final round 2-under 70 on Wednesday to capture the CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec.

Kirby, 22, made five birdies in her final round and finished with a two-day total of 5-under 139, which was two strokes better than Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C.

The victory gives Kirby, a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, an exemption into the CN Women's Canadian Open at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, August 19-25.

"That's awesome, that was definitely a little extra perk in winning and it was the goal to get into the CN Canadian Women's Open somehow or other," said Kirby. "It was nice to pull through this week and kind of get that done and it will be really fun to play again."

Richdale, the 2013 CN Women's Tour B.C. Champion, birdied three of her last four holes and finished alone in second at 141 after a final round 72.

Brooke Henderson, 15, of Smiths Falls, Ont., was the low amateur after a final round 1-under 71. Her second consecutive top-3 finish was highlighted by an eagle at the par-5 15th hole and left her at 1-under 143 for the tournament.

Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., and Americans Lauren Mielbrecht and Elise Swartout tied for fourth at 144.

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