Lorie Kane's career is far from over, but she can't help but look back to where it all began.
Kane was named one of this year's inductees to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday morning along with famed amateur Warren Sye and reporter Bob Weeks, who enters in the builder category.
"This sits right beside my first win," said Kane, who won her first professional tournament in 2000 at the Michelob Light Classic outside St. Louis.
"It took me a long time to get my first win and if I look at my career, if this is my 20th year, I've been truly blessed. I still see lots of future in front of me, as far as my life in golf is concerned.
"I hope it doesn't mean the circle is complete because I still want to keep going around, if that's where I'm at. I would definitely put this next to my first win in St. Louis."
Kane, from Charlottetown, is still active on the LPGA Tour and has won eight pro tours in her career. She has also won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award in 1997 and 2000 as the Canadian female athlete of the year and was named to the Order of Canada in 2006.
She becomes the first native of Prince Edward Island to be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
"There'll be a big party," said Kane on a conference call with reporters. "We don't need very big reasons to party in the Maritimes. I'm quite honoured to be the first Islander inducted. It is a true honour and I don't know what else to say other than thanks."
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