According to the San Francisco Gate on Friday, Calgary native Jennifer Ha made the cut at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Canadian Women's Open at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario. Ha is -3 after 36 holes, and is tied for 41st place.
Among the players Ha was tied with at the mid-way point of the tournament included young Canadian phenom Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario, who was a finalist at the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Lexi Thompson of the United States, who won the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship and Australian Karrie Webb who has won seven career LPGA majors including the 1999 du Maurier Classic in Calgary. Ha, an amateur, shot an even par 72 in round one and a three-under 69 in round two.
In round one, Ha shot even par despite two double bogeys during her round. In round two Ha, had five birdies including two birdies back-to-back on the 17th and 18th holes.
The leader of the tournament is So Yeon Ryu of South Korea. Ryu, who won the 2011 United States Women's Open, is at -15 and has a five stroke lead on Na Yeon Choi of South Korea, Danielle Kang of the United States and Anna Nordqvist of Sweden.
Ha, according to the LPGA website, is one of four Canadians to have made the cut. She joined a list that included Henderson, Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ontario and Sue Kim of Langley, British Columbia.
The Canadian Women's Open has been in existence since 1973 and was a major from 1979-2000. Americans Meg Mallon and Pat Bradley have won the tournament three times each, while Lydia Ko of New Zealand has won the tourament the last two years. The only Canadian to win the tournament is Jocelyne Bourassa of Shawinigan, Quebec in 1973. Calgary has hosted the tournmament twice with Webb winning in 1999 and Suzann Pettersen of Norway winning in 2009.