The inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will be staged June 20th to the 24th at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo. The tournament is a new addition to the LPGA tour and will feature a standard eligibility field of 144 players, 72 holes of stroke play and a purse of $1.3 million.

Stacey Lewis, currently the sixth-ranked LPGA player in the world was in Waterloo Region on Monday and got a feel for the course, “It’s going to be tough I think, especially if the wind gets blowing I think that’s the major defence. The greens look like they’re in really good shape and in a couple of weeks when we get back here it should be even better”, said Lewis. Lewis visited and toured the the Regional cardiac Care Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital and held a press conference at Grey Silo Golf Course as well.

“It’s more just kind of forgetting about that round, you know? It’s kind of the quote, ‘you’re only as good as your last shot and your only as good as your last round’. You got to go out there and you know you shoot a 65, but you got to go out there and do it again the next day or nobody’s going to remember you”, said Lewis after experiencing a good amount of success as of late.

Manulife has also recently announced the creation of a custom glass trophy produced in Waterloo Region by Julia Hillyer at The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. It will be presented to the winner of the tourney on June 24th.

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