Female player shoots 78 in Canadian Tour debut
Isabelle Beisiegel shot a 7-over 78 on Thursday in her Canadian
Tour debut to fall 12 strokes behind the first-round leaders in the
ATB Financial Classic at Bearspaw Country Club.
The 32-year-old Beisiegel, from Montreal, became the first
female player to earn a playing card on a men’s professional golf
tour on May 27 when she tied for ninth in the Spring Qualifying
”It was such a great experience for me today and I enjoyed the
challenge,” Beisiegel said. ”The conditions were tough and
totally different from what I experience on the women’s tours. …
I was really nervous just in warm up, I had so much energy.
Eventually, I found my rhythm but it took a couple of holes.”
Ryan Yip, Alex Coe, Hugo Leon, Brad Fritsch, Liam Kendregan,
Chan Kim, Chris Cunningham and Benjamin Alvarado opened with 66s to
share the lead.