Five past champions have confirmed that they’ll play the CN Canadian Women’s Open to be played in August at the Vancouver Golf Club.
Last year’s champion, Brittany Lincicome, has announced that she’ll be back, as will Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie and Katherine Hull.
They’ll be joined by previously-announced players such as world No. 1 Yani Tseng and amateur standout Lydia Ko.
Canadian LPGA Tour players Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ont. as well as LPGA Tour rookies Maude-Aimée LeBlanc of Sherbrooke, Que. and Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Toronto will also play.
Jisoo Keel, 16, of Coquitlam, B.C. and 14-year old Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. have already earned exemptions by winning the first two events on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour.