A disappointed Lori Kane 'touched the line'

Lori Kane of Canada reacts after missing a putt on the ninth green during the second round of the...

Lori Kane of Canada reacts after missing a putt on the ninth green during the second round of the LPGA Canadian Women's Open golf tournament in Coquitlam, British Columbia August 24, 2012. (Andy Clark/REUTERS)

TODD SAELHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:31 AM ET

Jessica Shepley is the lone Canadian standing at the national women's open championship.

Barely.

The Oakville, Ont. product's final putt — a doozy — on the 18th hole Friday got her into the weekend's two closing rounds at the $2-million LPGA Tour stop.

"That was absolutely not what I wanted for a finish," said the 29-year-old Shepley, playing in her fifth CN Canadian Women's Open. "A 10-foot, downhill, left-to-right slider?

"But it went in, so that's all that matters."

A miss would have given her a double-bogey on the final hole and would have put her one stroke above the 3-over 147 cut-line, eliminating her from the event.

Hours earlier, Canadian veteran Lorie Kane did miss on her final putt — an eight-footer — giving her a double-bogey and finishing her week early at 4-over 148.

"That's not the way I wanted to finish — I'm kind of feeling like (Canadian sprinter) Jared Connaughton right now, like I touched the line," said Kane, fighting back the tears after her final-hole collapse that saw her hit her tee-shot into a bunker and muff a chip-shot two strokes later.

"I'm disappointed, frustrated," added Kane, finally breaking into tears. "We had a very good family friend we lost (Thursday), so it's been tough."

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