Defending champion Hee Young Park is among four players who have committed to the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, which will be held June 4-8 at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ont.
Others to commit include 2012 champion Brittany Lang, world No.3 Stacy Lewis, and Canadian Jennifer Kirby.
“With the rising strength and popularity of the LPGA and our tournament, we were able to raise the prize money which will continue to attract top-tier players to compete in Waterloo in just a few months,” said Marianne Harrison, president and CEO of Manulife Canada.
Park, from South Korea, defeated American Angela Stanford in a three-hole playoff at the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic to capture her second professional victory.
”The Canadian fans are so nice. Boys, girls, people of every age, they always cheer for us players and motivate us to play our best,” said Park. “I am excited to come back in June to see everyone again.”