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Preview: 3rd Annual Women’s Porter Cup

A field of 72 top amateur female golfers will descend upon Western New York from Wednesday June 3rd through Friday June 5th when the 3rd Annual Women’s Porter Cup is contested at the Niagara Falls Country Club.

This year’s 54 hole event has Tournament Chairman Brian Oakley excited and ready to go. “We are thrilled to be hosting some of the top female amateur golfers in the world here at the Niagara Falls Country Club” he said.

In addition, Oakley is enthused that the field is almost doubled from inaugural 2013 event total of 39 players.

Leading the way will be the entire Canadian National team and 6 players ranked in the top 100 by Golfweek, including Maddie Szeryk (Texas A&M), Kelly Grassel (Florida) and Josee Doyon (Kent State).

Other international stars include two up and coming Philippine players Pauline Del Rosario and Princess Superal, who finished tied for second in the 2014 Women’s Porter Cup.

Among local standouts competing will be Cat Peters of Clarence, currently a member of the University of Michigan women’s team, and Maren Cipolla of Lewiston.

It is interesting to note that the event’s first two champions went on to be the low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open. Last year’s winner Brooke Henderson has turned professional and came in third in one of her first LPGA events.

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