08/30/2012 07:26 EDT | Updated 10/30/2012 05:12 EDT

Hamilton's Alena Sharp captures third Canadian women's golf championship

NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO, - Hamilton's Alena Sharp carded an 8-under 65 on Thursday to capture her second straight Canadian women's golf title and third overall.

Sharp finished the 36-hole event with a 12-under, 134 total, a whopping 10 shots ahead of the field.

"I was a little nervous to start and it was tight the first five or six holes and the collar got a little tight,” Sharp says. "But I started to strike the ball really well and putted really well, so it was really nice to see.”

The third career victory moved Sharp into a tie with Nancy Harvey of Swift Current, Sask. Sharp and Harvey are two titles behind overall leader Lorie Kane of Charlottetown.

"It's a great group to be in that's for sure,” Sharp says. "I'm only 31 years old and I'll come and play in this championship whenever I can because it's a nice two days for me to come and play, stay competitive and be at home with my family.”

Americans Emma Jandel and Laura Bavaird finished tied for second with a 2-under, 144 total while amateur Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ont., was tied with American Lisa Ferrero in fourth at even-par.