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Whistle Bear in "great shape" heading into Manulife LPGA Classic

Last Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 5:28 am EST

(PHOTO: Blair Adams - 570 News)
Summary

Wind could be a factor this year, the course is also longer, playing at over 66-hundred yards.

This year's field includes Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson.

Whistle Bear Golf Club is in great shape and came out of the winter in great condition.

That from Manulife LPGA Classic Tournament Director, Milaina Wright. This will be the first year for the tournament at Whistle Bear. Waterloo’s Grey Silo hosted the tourney the first three years.

Wind could be a factor this year, the course is also longer, playing at over 66-hundred yards…”It will definitely test the players knowledge of the course and how they do in more intense situations.”

Wright also tells 570 News ticket sales are up compared to 2014.

Round one starts on Thursday morning.

This year’s field includes Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson. Augusta James, Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp and Lorie Kane are among the group of Canadian golfers who will play.

The Manulife LPGA Classic is also introducing some new initiatives to reduce the tournament’s environmental impact.

-a free water refill station will be provided by the City of Cambridge

-recyclable and organic disposal bins will be set up on the course

-Bullfrog Power’s generators will put 100% clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power used at Whistle Bear for the duration of the tournament

-spectators can visit the saveOnenergy Recharge Lounge to power up their mobile devices by a solar panel

Find more tournament info HERE.