Professional golfer Lorie Kane (’88) became a perennial
contender on the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) circuit. The Charlottetown, PEI native won the Canadian PGA Women’s Championship in 1996 and has a total of four tour victories. Kane has amassed career earnings of $6,929,404 since her rookie year in 1996. She received the Order of Canada in 2006 and was Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1998. The Globe and Mail has called her “arguably Canada’s most beloved athlete. (She) begrudges no one an interview, a handshake, a kind word, a shared joke.”
At a tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, Nova Scotia fans in the gallery, including Acadia graduates Don Caldwell (’57), Lynn Kotze (’83), and Dave Hirsch (’71) held up an Acadia sign with words of support. Sure enough, Kane walked over to them, a wide grin on her face. “Are we all going to sing Stand Up and Cheer?” she asked, then went out and shot a sparkling 66, the lowest score of the day.