A new ad­ven­ture

Kane fired up to be named to Cana­dian Pan Am Games team

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY CHARLES REID THE GUARDIAN

It's new ter­ri­tory for golfer Lorie Kane and new ter­ri­tory for the Pan-Amer­i­can Games.

This year's Games, which run from July 10 to 26 in Toronto, in­clude golf, and Kane, a four­time LPGA win­ner, is itch­ing for the chance to show her stuff on Cana­dian turf.

Her four-round com­pe­ti­tion be­gins July 16 at the par-72 An­gus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.

The 50-year-old Char­lot­te­town na­tive was named to the Pan Am team last month. She was to join Brooke Hen­der­son, but­the 17-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., with­drew to con­cen­trate on her pro­fes­sional ca­reer.

Golf Canada is work­ing on another golfer to re­place her.

Kane's pre­vi­ous in­ter­na­tional gigs in­clude the Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Team (1989 to '92), the Com­mon­wealth Games in 1991 and the Cana­dian world am­a­teur squad in 1992.

The Guardian caught up with Kane via e-mail for a Q&A about the Games. The Guardian - What are your thoughts about be­ing named to the Pan-Amer­i­can Games team? Kane - I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to be­ing a part of Team Canada at the Pan Ams. It will be the first time golf will be in­volved in a event like this.

The Guardian - Did you have any in­di­ca­tion this was go­ing to hap­pen? Kane - I was asked last year if I would be in­ter­ested to play and I jumped at the chance, so I agreed to put my name for­ward. The Guardian - What do you think the com­pe­ti­tion will be like at the Games? Kane - There will be 32 women play­ing and I be­lieve the field strength will be strong. The Guardian - Have you played An­gus Glen be­fore and if so what are its chal­lenges? Kane - I have played An­gus Glen sev­eral times and we played the Cana­dian Open there back in 2001, so I know the course. They did make some changes to the south course since we played. The changes are good and I'm look­ing for­ward to the week. The Guardian - What will be in your mind when you step into the ath­lete's vil­lage and when you're wear­ing Canada colours on the first tee of the open­ing round?

Kane - We will move into the vil­lage on ( July) 13 which should be re­ally fun to see all the rest of Team Canada. I'm very proud of wear­ing the red and white and be­ing apart of such a great event.

CP PHOTO

Lorie Kane watches her iron shot at the CP Women's Open in Au­gust, 2014, in On­tario. The Char­lot­te­town na­tive was re­cently named to Canada's Pan Amer­i­can Games team.

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