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Friday, September 04, 2009

Catriona Matthew joint ninth with a 69

Anna puts her mind to it and leads

Canadian Women's Open with 64

Australian Anna Rawson shot a course record of seven-under-par 64 but that only gave her a one-shot lead over Norway's Suzann Pettersen in the CN Canadian Women's Open at Priddis, Calgary in Alberta.
Rawson, 28, who has missed nine cuts in 13 starts this year, had nine birdies and two bogeys to break Dawn Coe-Jones' course mark by a shot.
Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa, the 2007 winner at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, was two strokes back along with Amanda Blumenherst, while Michelle Wie opened with a 76.
Rawson played in ideal morning conditions.
"I really tried today to just stay in the moment," she said. "I'm so good at getting ahead of myself and saying, `Oh, if I get to 3, if I get to 4, if I get to 5 under.' So I just didn't even think about it."
It's the kind of approach that would make Kevin Sverduk proud.
The sports psychologist from Long Beach, Calif., started working with Rawson over the summer and has emphasized the importance of staying focused on the task at hand.
Rawson, a part-time model, confessed that she recently considered quitting golf, something she even withheld from her psychologist for a month.
"I think this year has just been terrible mentally," Rawson said. "Like I've just had the worst head that you could ever imagine.
"I don't even want to tell you what's been going through my head -- it's that bad. I thought about everything that I shouldn't. I really haven't hit the ball that bad. I just haven't been here. I haven't been enjoying it."
Ochoa had a bogey-free round.
"I'm really happy with that," Ochoa said. "It was important to get started in the right direction. I like my position."
Pettersen, coming off a play-off loss to M J Hur last week in the Safeway Classic in Oregon, also had a bogey-free round -- in windy afternoon conditions.
"Very, very tough because the wind is so gusty and it's swirling," Pettersen said. "Sometimes you think it's down and then it's dead into you, and then it's off the right and off the left. So you have to try to control the trajectory, which I'm doing really well right now."
Wie was even par -- two birdies and two bogeys -- through seven holes, then bogeyed six of the final 11 holes in her afternoon round. She tied for fourth last week at Pumpkin Ridge after going 3-0-1 in the United States' Solheim Cup victory over Europe.
"It's just hard when the wind is blowing," Wie said. "You don't really feel like your `A' game. It kind of gets magnified. I can't wait to get out there tomorrow and make some birdies early on."
Katherine Hull, the winner last year at Ottawa Hunt, shot a 73.
Ricoh Women's British Open champion Catriona Matthew from North Berwick had a 69, the same score as England's Karen Stupples, winner of the Women's British Open in 2004, also hit the two-under-par mark.
Laura Davies had a 69 and Glasgow's Janice Moodie a par 71.
Par 71
64 Anna Rawson (Aus)
65 Suzann Pettersen (Nor)
66 Lorena Ochoa (Mex), Amanda Blumenherst
67 Joo Mi Kim (Kor), Il Mi Chung (Kor), Momoko Ueda (Jpn), Louise Stahle (Swe)
68 Stacy Prammanasudh, Chella Choi (Kor), Karen Stupples (Eng), Catriona Matthew (Sco), Sarah-Jane Smith (Aus), In-Bee Park (Kor), Katie Futcher, Anna Nordqvist (Swe), Paige Mackenzie, Carin Koch (Swe), M J Hur (Kor), Stacy Lewis, Hee Young Park (Kor)
69 Sun Young Yoo (Kor), Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb (Aus), Heather Bowie Young, Brittany Lang, Leta Lindley, Paula Creamer, Mindy Kim, Ai Miyazato (Jpn), Yani Tseng (Tai), In-Kyung Kim (Kor), Sophie Gustafson (Swe), Hwa seon Lee (Kor), Laura Davies (Eng)
70 Giulia Sergas (Ita), Meena Lee (Kor), Amy Yang, Wendy Ward, Michele Redman, Jane Park, Ji-Young Oh (Kor), Rachel Hetherington (Aus), Se Ri Pak (Kor), Maria Hernandez (Spa), Erica Blasberg, Angela Stanford, Kyeong Bae (Kor)
71 Hannah Jun, Brittany Lincicome, Vicky Hurst, Adrienne White (Can), Audra Burks, Kris Tschetter, Janice Moodie (Sco), Lindsey Wright (Aus), Maude-Aime Leblanc (Fra), Morgan Pressel, Taya Battistella, Song-Hee Kim (Kor), Kristy McPherson, Sandra Gal (Ger), Candie Kung (Tai), Mollie Fankhauser, Eunjung Yi (Kor), Meg Mallon
72 Minea Blomqvist (Fin), Cristie Kerr, Helen Alfredsson (Swe), Jiyai Shin (Kor), Moira Dunn, Allison Fouch, Marcy Hart, Haeji Kang (Kor), Sarah Lee, Ashli Bunch, Natalie Gulbis, Shiho Oyama (Jpn), Alena Sharp (Can), Amy Hung (Tai), Nicole Castrale, Hye Jung Choi (Kor)
73 Jill McGill, Irene Cho, Jamie Hullett, Pat Hurst, Mikaela Parmlid (Swe), Becky Morgan (Wal), A.J Eathorne (Can), Jennifer Rosales (Phi), Anja Monke (Ger), Charlotte Mayorkas, Maria Hjorth (Swe), Kim Hall, Lisa Strom (Eng), Meaghan Francella, Jennifer Kirby (Can), Katherine Hull (Aus)
74 Reilley Rankin, Russy Gulyanamitta (Tha), Karine Icher (Fra), Marisa Baena, Silvia Cavalleri (Ita), Carolina Llano, Na Yeon Choi (Kor), Louise Friberg (Swe), Jessica Shepley (Can), Soo-Yun Kang (Kor), Erynne Lee, Shanshan Feng (Chn), Danielle Downey
75 Shi Hyun Ahn (Kor), Eun Hee Ji (Kor), Amber Prange, Angela Park (Bra), Lorie Kane (Can), Diana D'Alessio, Jee young Lee (Kor), Becky Iverson, Christina Kim, Jeehae Lee (Kor), Johanna Mundy (Eng), Jin young Pak (Kor), Nicole Vandermade (Can)
76 Young Kim (Kor), Beth Bader, Anna Grzebien, Stephanie Sherlock (Can), Leah Wigger, Kris Tamulis, Sara Brown, Sarah Butler, Michelle Wie, Teresa Lu (Tai), Laura Diaz, Allison Hanna-Williams, Jeong Jang (Kor)
77 Stephanie Louden, Mika Miyazato (Jpn), Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Jimin Jeong, Hee-Won Han (Kor), Julieta Granada (Par), Dorothy Delasin, Meredith Duncan
78 Sophie Giquel (Fra), Eva Dahllof (Swe)
79 Sue Kim (Can), Sung Ah Yim (Kor), Kate Golden
80 Jimin Kang (Kor), Sarah Kemp (Aus)
81 Kira Meixner (Can)
82 Liselotte Neumann (Swe)
84 Jeanne Cho-Hunicke, Ashley Sholer (Can)