Kane looks able

Canadian Lorie Kane, who created excitement yesterday at the CN Canadian Open with her four-under...

Canadian Lorie Kane, who created excitement yesterday at the CN Canadian Open with her four-under 68, tees off this afternoon. (London Free Press/Mike Hensen)

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 4:00 PM ET

Lorie Kane is charging at the Canadian Women’s Open.

Kane, who was four under par after the first day of the event, lit it up coming into the turn.

In front of a huge gallery, the Canadian hope for a national title birdied holes six through nine to move to eight under par.

She was one shot behind first-day leader Angela Stanford, who was one under after eight and nine under on the tournament.

The golfers took advantage of the London Hunt and Country Club yesterday. But the course was expected to bite back today.

Day Two is another beautiful day for golf but a stronger wind and sun dried out the course, making the greens a little harder and club selection more delicate.

Kane’s iron play was outstanding as she hit everything stiff.

Il M. Chung is third, finishing the day at five under after a one-under-par performance on the day.

The other big mover is Sophie Gustafson, who was even after Day One and fired a three under par today.

Other notables include Natalie Gulbis, who is three over par on the tournament and right at the projected cut line.

Tournament organizers expected big crowds today and they are getting them.

Parking is at a premium. The club is parking at St. Thomas Aquinas high school, which has 1000 parking spot. All the spots are gone.

The opening day attendance of 12,500 was a first-day record for the women’s championship.

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