We got to hear from a few of the Canadians in the field for the first-ever Manulife LPGA Classic on Tuesday.

“It helps women’s golf…It gives us as Canadians another opportunity to see the best players in the world…it’s a positive all the way around.” said PEI native, Lorie Kane, when asked about the addition of this tournament to the schedule.

Round one starts at 7am on Thursday at Waterloo’s Grey Silo Golf Course.

Paris, Ontario’s Jennifer Kirby and Alena Sharp, originally from Hamilton, were also made available to the media on Tuesday afternoon.

“If you can hit it long and have some spin going into the greens, I think you have a big advantage.” said Kirby, when asked about how Grey Silo is shaping up.

“It’s in great shape (Grey Silo)…It looks like no one has played the greens…It will be fun to see how low we can go.” added Sharp.