Kane cheered to weekend

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:41 AM ET

Lorie Kane left herself with no room for error.

With her weekend berth in jeopardy, Kane calmly rolled in a 25-foot putt for bogey on the 18th hole at St. Charles Country Club to make the cut on the number at the 2010 CN Canadian Womens Open.

To add to the drama, the clutch putt was coaxed into the cup by a vocal fan in the bleachers who Kane pointed at after it found its way to the bottom of the hole.

Im not sure who he was but when the ball got (about a foot) from the hole, he said get in so I gave him the thank you very much for the encouragement, said Kane, who followed up an opening round of 75 with a 73 to leave her at 4-over 148.

I knew I had to make that putt. I tried to give it the best roll. Ive been putting very well. I knew it was uphill and I knew I had to hit it at the hole.

Kane was one of only three Canadians who survived the cut and will play on the weekend LPGA Tour rookie Adrienne White of Red Deer, Alta. and Lisa Meldrum of Montreal were the others.

Kane had another eventful round that included a smooth 30-foot eagle putt on the Par-5 13th.

The eagle was fun, I havent had an eagle in quite some time, said Kane. I dont even think Ive had one this year.

As enjoyable as the eagle was, Kane didnt exactly build any momentum from it, knocking her drive into the trees on the 14th hole, where she had to take a one-shot penalty for having an unplayable lie and proceeded to make a double bogey.

I bumped one into the woods, so everyone could give some blood to the mosquitoes, said Kane, whose round included an eagle, three birdies, nine pars, two bogeys and the double. Every once in a while, under the gun, some bad habits will come back. You make a long, 30-footer for eagle and you think everything is going smoothly.

I had planned to hit it straight down the middle and something happened.

Whites biggest problem this season has been getting starts as shes made the cut in each of the four LPGA events shes played.

Its kind of been a tough year for everybody in that scenario, said White. I missed my full card by a shot and I knew from that point on that it was going to be a tough year. I just have to make the most out of what I can get.

White, who was 14 when she started playing golf, has the perfect attitude when it comes to dealing with some of the stresses related to not having full status on the LPGA Tour.

Im so new out here, said White, who has $7,970 to sit 134th on the LPGA Tour money list.

Its been a blast and Ive loved every minute of it. It was something else I told myself going into this year. There wasnt a whole lot to be certain about, without having a full card and not knowing how many events Id get into this year. I thought, if this is it for me, Im going to make the most of it and have fun with it. Its been great.

I played with Cristie Kerr last tournament and shes been on tour longer than Ive been playing golf. Every round I can get out here is another round of experience for me. That helps a lot. It helps you move forward and grow and mature as a player.

White enters the weekend tied with Kerr for 34th spot.

I just have to keep doing what Im doing, said White, whose second round of 68 included four birdies, 13 pars and a lone bogey. I take a lot of confidence from (Friday). I learned a lot about the golf course and I was very smart. Im going to keep that going into the weekend

Meldrum, who hails from Montreal, shot 70 on Friday and is tied for 44th at 3-over 147.


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