Winners: Lorie Kane, Golf

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Lorie Kane golfing

Lorie Kane on the 12th hole during match play against Meg Mallon at the Nation’s Cup in Stouffville, Ontario.
Date: July 6, 1999
Collection: CP photo/Kevin Frayer

1997 - Feature Story

A distinguished amateur career, much of it spent representing Canada internationally, kept Lorie Kane from turning professional until she was nearly 30. She made up for it in 1997, her first full season on the Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association tour, making 30 cuts in 32 events and finishing 11th on the money list while becoming one of the most popular and friendly players on tour. She had four runner-up finishes and twice came close to winning, losing a playoff to Cindy Figg-Currier at the State Farm Rail Classic and another to Annika Sorenstam in the ITT LPGA Tour Championship.

2000 - Feature Story

Once she broke through on the LPGA Tour, there was no stopping Lorie Kane in 2000. After several close calls, she gave herself what she called an attitude adjustment and promptly earned her first career victory in the Michelob Light Classic at Fox Run Golf Club in St. Louis. She soon had more to celebrate, winning the New Albany Classic over Mi Hyun Kim in a playoff, then the Mizuno Classic in another playoff, over Sophie Gustafson. She ended the year with 14 top-10 finishes and 27 cuts made in 31 tournaments.

Career Highlights

  • 2011 Ranks 16th all-time on the LPGA Money List
  • 2006 Named to Order of Canada 
  • 2001 LPGA victory, Takefuji Classic in Hawaii
  • 2000 LPGA victories; Michelob Light Classic, New Albany Golf Classic, Mizuno Classic
  • 1997, 2000 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (Canada’s female athlete of the year)
Lorie Kane hits a golf ball

Lorie Kane hitting a shot on the 15th fairway at the LPGA Du Maurier Golf Classic in Aylmer, Quebec.
Date: August 12, 2000
Collection: CP photo/Tom Hanson

Lorie Kane celebrates

Lorie Kane celebrates after sinking a shot on the 16th hole at the Lorie Kane Island Golf Challenge.
Date: August 30, 2000
Collection: CP photo/Andrew Vaughan

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