Salimah Mussani to compete for the Canadian PGA Women’s Championship Title

Salimah Mussani to compete for the Canadian PGA Women’s Championship Title

ACTON, ON (July 26, 2007) - Rising star, and talented young Canadian golfer Salimah Mussani has confirmed her intention to play at the 2007 Canadian PGA Women’s Championship presented by Aquafina this July 29th-August 1st at the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto in Thornhill, Ontario.

Mussani has had quite an impressive career to date. She is a two-time winner of the Ontario Junior Championship (1995, 1996), and two-time winner of the Canadian Junior Championship (1996, 1998). She is the winner of the 1997 Texas 5A Championship and she recorded five top-10 finishes in collegiate competition while at Stanford University. Mussani was a Member of the 2000 NCAA Women's Golf Championship runner-up team and also competed in the 2003 U.S. Women's Open Championship. In Canadian golf, she has recorded two wins respectively on the 2005 and 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Tour. Mussani also won on the Duramed FUTURES Player’s Tour (LPGA development Tour) last year at the 2006 Michelob ULTRA in Decatur, Ill. This year, Mussani has two top ten finishes on the Duramed FUTURES Tour; she placed fourth at the Lakeland Classic and tied for third at the El Paso Golf Classic.

Mussani is looking forward to possibly winning her first Canadian PGA Championship. “Being a Canadian, it is always nice to win a championship which represents your country,” says Mussani. “I don’t remember how many times I have played in this event, but it’s definitely a tournament that I hope to win one day”.

“My game is not as sharp as it was this time last year, but I have been trying to make some more significant swing changes so it’s bound to be a little shaky. I just have to rely on my short game a little bit more and trust that eventually the ball striking will return to the form I want,” says Mussani.

Mussani was diagnosed with Lupus in 1997, and most doctors believed that she should quit the game. Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease that is triggered by stress and heat, two things that are abundant on the course. The disease has caused Mussani to pass out on the course, and withdraw from tournaments due to skin rashes, swelling, and general fatigue. While on the course, Mussani tries to avoid the high temperatures by using a heat repelling umbrella while ensuring that she is fully hydrated. The disease caused her to recently withdraw from two tournaments over the past month. “It has been a couple weeks since I last competed. I had to withdraw from two Futures events back-to-back so it will be fun to compete again, see some old faces and play a great golf course”.

The Canadian PGA Women’s Championship is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and will once again spotlight the top Canadian club and touring professionals as well as provide a stage for top Canadian amateurs to compete amongst the professionals.

Past champions include Lori Kane (’96,’97,’98,’99 & ’01), Nancy Harvey (’94,’95 & ’00) and Alena Sharp (’04).

The 36-hole stroke play championship will be contested on Tuesday July 31 & Wednesday August 1, 2007 with Monday set aside for practice rounds and Pro-Am at the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto in Thornhill, Ontario.

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For more information please contact:

Erica Bury
Communications Coodinator
Canadian PGA
o: 800.782.5764
c: 416.797.9814

About the CPGA:

Established in 1911, the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 3,500 golf professionals across the country with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The National Office is located in Acton, Ontario with nine Zone Offices across the country. For more information, visit: