Local golfer Kirby Dreher has a challenging four days ahead of her.
Starting Thursday, Aug.25 and ending on the 28, Dreher will be competing in the CN Canadians Women’s Open, Canada’s only LPGA tour event.
The 76-hole tournament is being played at the Hillsdale Golf & Country Club in Mirabel, Quebec. The tournament will include 156 players which will be reduced to the lowest 70 scores and ties after two rounds of play.
Dreher will play in group 38, beginning her first round at 12:50 p.m. on the tenth tee. Her group will also include fellow competitors Jennie Lee and Jenny Shin.
This is not the first time Dreher has teed off at the Quebec course, as she has played Canadian Women’s tour events there before. However, after playing a few practice rounds, she says the course is much more challenging this time around, being much longer off the tee and the greens being significantly faster.
Regardless of the course conditions, she says she just has to go out, follow her game plan, not get caught up in the emotional aspect of golf and most importantly, enjoy the experience.
She says she feels confident entering the tournament, as her swing feels good, she’s hitting the ball straight and she will have the support of her family throughout her entire time on the course. Dreher’s caddy will be her brother; someone who she said knows her game quite well, which will benefit her on the course.
Dreher wants to thank everyone from her home town of Fort St. John for their support.
For more information on the golf tournament or for a list of the results, check out the tournament’s official website.