LORIE KANE: That is a good question. That talks about where and if we are developing young Canadians to play on the LPGA Tour and I think we are. I know that there seems to be an awful lot of kids playing college golf, and where we're going with or where they are going with that, I don't know if it's coming out here.
I do know it's getting tougher to get out here. And the game, Annika rose the bar a few years ago and the bar is continuing to be risk what's the word I'm looking for raised, every week. Every week it's getting tougher and tougher. So you know, I know we have great talent. Helena Sharp, Jessica Shipley I've played with before, those kids can play. Helena hits it a mile.
But it takes a little time to learn how to play out here, and you know, she's going through Helena is going through her bumps but she's going to be a great player. I think she's got all kind of game. You know, I guess it is a time of change. You know, Donna is cutting back some. Gail is off and on, myself, AJ. I think if AJ can get her wrist straightened out over the off season, she's going nowhere. She's got all kind of game.
But when we play on firm ground like here and the British, with a bad wrist is not good. But I hope, you know, I guess when we talk about my responsibility, the RCGA and the Canadian ladies side of the RCGA need to continue to support the kids and encourage them that if they want to go to the professional ranks like they do in Sweden, that they just don't stop at the Amateur; that they keep progressing and that the game continues to grow.
Q. I know as a professional golfer, every time you tee it up in every tournament, your goal is to win. But this is the Canadian Women's Open. How much more important would it be for you to win one of these tournaments in Canada, or more than one?
LORIE KANE: Well, I think if you asked any of us as Canadians, this is our Open Championship and I would love nothing better than to carry that trophy on Sunday over my head.
But there's a lot of things that have to go on between now and that point. I really try, once Thursday starts, it is another golf tournament. And you can't place any more expectations on yourself than what it is. It is what it is. I want to do as best I can and at the end of it, if I've played my best, win or lose, I'm going to give it all I've got.
DANA GROSS RHODE: Thank you, Lorie. Good luck.
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