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Creamer, Wie, Kane to play Manulife Financial Classic

Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Lorie Kane

Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Canada's own Lorie Kane have committed to the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic this June 20-24 at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario.

Creamer is one of the most popular players on the LPGA Tour, winning nine times in her first eight year including the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

Another popular and polarizing figure on the Tour, Wie has two career LPGA victories including the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open. She recently completed her studies at Stanford University and plans to take part in graduation ceremonies, which are set to take place a few days before the tournament.

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Kane began her LPGA career in 1996, earning Rookie of the Year honours. The Charlottetown golfer has four career LPGA titles and ranks 18th in all-time career earnings. She was presented with the Order of Canada, the nation's highest honor, in 2006.

Tournament director Richard Kuypers said the addition of Creamer, Wie and Kane to the field is a great start adding he's expecting the majority of the world's best players will be in Waterloo in June when the final field is announced.

Tickets to the 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic are avaialble at www.manulifeclassic.ca or by calling the tournament office at (519) 884-5742. Children 15-years and and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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