Challenging 10th Hunt's signature hole

JOHN HERBERT -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 10:53 AM ET

The Hunt club has been the site of many championships over the years, including the Canadian Open and the du Maurier Classic, and victory often is determined by how well a player masters the 525-yard 10th hole over four days.

Many rounds have been destroyed on the par-five hole. Just ask Canadian amateur Gary Cowan, who made nine on the final day of the 1970 Canadian Open when he was in contention to win.

While it might be the club's signature hole and a difficult test for many players, Canadian Lorie Kane doesn't see it that way for the LPGA stars.

"I don't think it's that much of a monster," Kane said. "It's not a reachable par-five for the women. With our games, it's a three-shot hole. You hit in position, lay up and hit it on with a wedge.

"It starts with the tee shot. There's a lot of space out there. Other than the tee shot, there's not a whole lot more to the hole. I know I won't be going for it in two."

Kane said though there is a pond down the left side, which is reachable for the LPGA players, a straight shot will take the worry out of the hole.

The Thames River runs down the entire right side of the hole and there is a second pond in front of the club's biggest green. Depending on the pin position and the wind direction, a player could hit a wedge to the green one day and an eight-iron the next from the same fairway location.


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