Mississauga, Ont. — Lorie Kane headlines the field for this week’s PGA Women’s Championship of Canada at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.
Kane, who was recently inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, looks to win her record sixth PGA Women’s Championship of Canada but will face fierce competition from a contingent of players including Nicole Vandermade, Lisa Ferrero and Kylie Barros.
“It’s going to be a fantastic championship this week at Credit Valley,” said PGA of Canada president Steve Wood. “Our field is headlined by Canadian golf legend Lorie Kane who has a chance to win an amazing sixth PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.”
The two-day, 36-hole championship will be played Sept. 7-8 at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. Admittance to the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada is free and spectators are encouraged to attend during championship play.
Credit Valley last hosted the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada in 2008, which was won by American Hannah Jun. The club has also hosted the 1993 PGA Championship of Canada and last year’s PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada.
“Credit Valley Golf and Country Club has a long standing history of hosting national golf championships and once again we are very excited to showcase our exceptional golf course to the best female golfers in the world,” said Credit Valley’s Chief Operating Officer Ian Webb.
Originally the hunting and fishing grounds of the Ojibway people, Credit Valley traces its golfing beginning back to 1930. Ontario’s then Lieutenant Governor, W.D. Ross, commissioned that six holes be built on the original property which was located where the driving range and parking lot now stand.
Last year at Burlington Golf & Country Club, golf superstar Brooke Henderson won her second-straight PGA Women’s Championship of Canada title. Henderson, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, finished two shots better than Jun and Canadian Elizabeth Tong.
The PGA Women’s Championship of Canada was first played in 1987 and in addition to Jun and Henderson, past champions include Cathy Sherk, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Kane, Alena Sharp and Jessica Shepley.