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World No. 1 Stacy Lewis joins LPGA Canadian Open field

Three of the LPGA's top five golfers are joining the field for the $2.25-million Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

The tournament announced Wednesday that top ranked Stacy Lewis, No. 3 Inbee Park and No. 5 Lexi Thompson as well as No. 12 Paula Creamer are joining the field for the tournament held Aug. 18-24 at London Hunt and Country Club.

The players join a field including two-time defending champion and world No. 2 Lydia Ko as well as 2014 U.S. Women's Open champion and 2010 Canadian Women's Open winner Michelle Wie.

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Canadian Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the No. 2. ranked amateur in the world, headlines a list of Canadians in the tournament. Henderson earned an exemption from her Canadian Women's Tour Ontario victory earlier this summer.

Current LPGA Tour members Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Toronto, Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., and Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., are also confirmed. Additional Canadian and international exemptions will be announced at a later date.

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