Brandon bound to bounce back at CP Women’s Open

Prince Albert's Bobbi Brandon tees off during round one of the CP Women's Open. Photo-Scott Allan/SaskGolfer

Prince Albert’s Bobbi Brandon feels she can do more in her second round of the CP Women’s Open at the Wascana Country Club in Regina.

The Moon Lake Golf and Country Club professional qualified for her second career LPGA event on Monday at the Royal Regina Golf Club. She said just getting a chance to play in her first tour event since 1998 was special.

“I was super excited,” she told Golf Saskatchewan after round one at the Wascana. “It looked more and more possible as the numbers got lower. I have been working on my game leading up to the qualifier and I knew if I put something solid together I knew I’d have a chance.”

Brandon teed off in one the early groups on day one of the 72-hole event playing with Jessy Tang and Jackie Stoelting. Stoelting’s caddy is the 2018 Saskatchewan senior men’s champion Rick Hallberg. Brandon said she wasn’t jittery ahead of the round but did have trouble finding the fairway.

“It was nice seeing a lot of familiar faces, I wasn’t actually that nervous either which was good. I just couldn’t get it going, I struggled off the tee which was unfortunate because my swing felt pretty good. I’m not happy with the score and maybe tomorrow I can fix the kinks and put something together that will feel better,” she said.

Brandon shot an 11-over, 83. As of press time she was sitting 100th overall. Making Friday’s cut will be a challenge, but she said there are still positives to take out of the experience.

“I know I have a good score in me, I want to see what I can shoot on this course. It’s been super fun, and everyone’s been super supportive. I appreciate it,” she said.

Brandon will tee off for round two Friday at 12:37 p.m. with the same two players.