Mr. Speaker, a great moment in Canadian sport occurred this past weekend when Lorie Kane, a native of Prince Edward Island, tied for first place in regulation play in the LPGA tour championship.
The top 30 women golfers of the world came together in Las Vegas for the final tournament of the year to determine who was the best.
To have a Canadian and a Prince Edward Islander tie for first place was a great achievement for Lorie and for Canadian women's golf. The fact that Lorie lost after three playoff holes to the top money winner and player of the year, Annika Sorenstam, does not diminish the pride all islanders feel in her performance.
Rightly or wrongly, a golfer's success is measured by money earned. By this standard Lorie's earnings of over $425,000 U.S. have established her as the best female Canadian golfer in history. To accomplish this as a rookie on the tour makes it all the more impressive.
Lorie is a great ambassador for the sport, for P.E.I. and for Canada. She always remembers those who have helped her along the road.
Lorie, we congratulate you and wish you continued success.