CANADIANS HAVE STRUGGLED
IN THEIR NATIONAL OPEN
Lorie Kane has a rare ability when
it comes to the CN Canadian Women’s
Open. Throughout her career she has
been able to elevate her game, find
another gear and battle for the cham-
pionship regardless of her level of play
heading into it.
Not that Kane has managed to win
the event. Like the men’s equivalent,
it has been decades – nearly four to
be exact – since a Canadian won. It
is a competition that has run under
many monikers – La Canadienne, Peter
Jackson Classic and the du Maurier
Classic, before becoming the Canadian
Women’s Open, with sponsors like BMO,
and most recently current benefactor
CN. But to Kane it is simply Canada’s
top national tournament for women.
And every year she heads back to her
native land feeling that she has a shot
at winning the tournament.
“I come prepared,” says Kane, now
47, from the LPGA’s Jamie Farr Classic in
Toledo, Ohio, where she missed the cut.
“We have a good three-week stretch
heading into it and I’ll do my damned-
est to be ready for it.”
Kane, who hails from Prince Edward
Island in eastern Canada, has been
trying to win the Canadian Open for
her entire career. She has come close –
including a number of top-10 finishes
just over a decade ago.
CN CANADIAN WOMEN’S OPEN
BY ROBERT HOMPSON
At 47, Lorie Kane hasn’t given up on
winning her national championship.
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