Kane believes she's still able despite early exit

TODD SAELHOF

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

CALGARY -- Somewhere along the line, the face of Canadian women's golf got derailed at the 2009 CN Canadian Women's Open.

But Lorie Kane refuses to let it slow her down.

"It's part of sports, and I'm not dying," the 44-year-old Kane said with a smile yesterday after missing the cut for only the eighth time in 20 years on home soil.

"So I will survive this, and it'll make me stronger, and I'll just work harder for next week."

The veteran Canadian blamed tightness in her left side for dumping several drives and finding rough too often during a two-day, 9-over-151 total.

"And I didn't make any putts either day, and I think that killed my momentum or, at least, trying to get some momentum," said Kane, immediately after her second-round, 5-under 76.

"I'm very disappointed. I don't what to say other than I gave it all I had and made some very bad golf swings out there."

Kane refused to let her emotions show, though, ever the ambassador in front of appreciative Calgarians following her around Priddis Greens. It's not as if she has anything to be embarrassed about.

During two decades playing the LPGA stop in Canada, Kane has five top-10 finishes, including 10 years ago at Priddis Greens when she tied for sixth spot that started a string of four straight top-8 placings.

"I still believe I can play, and I still feel quite confident that good things are around the corner," said Kane, who has won just $19,074 this year.

"I just need to be even more patient than I'm being."


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