Thursday, August 13, 2009

DUNDAS, Ontario (AP) — Futures Tour player Jessica Shepley won the Canadian PGA Women's Championship on Wednesday for her first professional title, closing with a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Clarissa Childs.

Shepley, the Oakville player who has conditional status on the LPGA Tour, had a 9-under 135 total after opening with a course-record 66 at Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club. She earned $10,552 and a spot in the 2010 Canadian Women's Open.

Childs, from Columbia, S.C., finished with a 68. Moira Dunn (67) and Sarah-Jane Smith (69) tied for third at 6 under.

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