Jennifer Kirby Wins Professional Debut in Canada

June 13, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Former Alabama golfer Jennifer Kirby got her professional career started in the right way this week, winning the CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec.

Stephanie Meadow and Johanna Tillström also both advance to match play in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.

Kirby, from Paris, Ontario, carded five birdies in her final round and finished with a 2-under 70 for a 36-hole total of 5-under 139. She finished two shots ahead of Samantha Richdale (-3, 141). Kirby earned $10,000 for her victory.

The win gives Kirby an exemption into the CN Women's Canadian Open at Royal Mayfair golf Club in Edmonton on Aug. 19-25.

Meadow, who won the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship last summer, qualified 28th in stroke play in 2013. She then dispatched of England's Lauren Taylor 5 and 4 in the opening round of match play before falling to Justine Dreher of France, 2 up in the round of 32 on Thursday.

Tillström, from Taby, Sweden, also advanced out of stroke play and into the Ladies' Open Amateur Championship match play. She fell in the opening round to Hayley Davis of England, 3 and 1.

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