LPGA experience special for Brandon

Prince Albert's Bobbi Brandon tees off on hole three at the CP Women's Open.

With family and friends in the gallery, Prince Albert’s Bobbi Brandon was able to share her CP Women’s Open experience.

The Moon Lake Golf and Country Club professional qualified for her second ever LPGA event on Monday through a one-day event at the Royal Regina Golf Club. On Friday she shot an 18-over, 90 at the Wascana Country Club to finish the tournament at plus-29. She said she wanted to finish with a better score but, overall the experience of playing in a pro tour event in her home province was special.

“It was a very awesome experience. Obviously, I’d like to play better but towards the end I found my swing again and it was good to finish my last hole with a birdie,” Brandon told Golf Saskatchewan.

Brandon had a morning tee time on Thursday where wind was not a factor. On Friday the gusts exceeded 50 kilometres and hour at times pushing the scores in the field higher. She said she has plenty of experience playing in Saskatchewan weather but not on a course this challenging.

“I’m not used to it on a course that is this demanding. The greens were quick, and your ball was moving around. I can’t use the wind as an excuse though, it was the same for everybody,” she said.

Brandon said she recognized family and friends in the gallery from across the province. Her mom was also in attendance both rounds. She played in an LPGA event in Ontario back in 1998 but said the support this week has been exceptional.

“Thanks for all the support from everyone. I would have loved to have played better but it was great seeing everyone out there,” she said.