PARKSVILLE, B.C. – Graduating senior Michelle Piyapattra has earned exemption into the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in August after capturing top medalist honors at the Canadian Women’s Tour event in British Columbia.

Competing as an amateur at the Morningstar Championship Golf Club, Piyapattra defeated fellow American Lauren Mielbrecht and Canadian Samantha Richdale in a three-way sudden death playoff to win the event, earning the exemption.

Over the two-day event, Piyapattra shot rounds of 71 and 74 to finish at one-over 145. She will continue to compete as an amateur throughout the summer and will return to London, Ontario to compete in the Open Championship from August 21-24 at the London Hunt & Country Club.