A new adventure
Kane fired up to be named to Canadian Pan Am Games team
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.
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.