Manulife Financial LPGA Classic to be held at Whistle Bear Golf Club for next two years

Inbee Park
Photo Credit: Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Lydia Ko of New Zealand pours water on Inbee Park of South Korea and her caddie after Park won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Waterloo – The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic announced today that the fourth and fifth staging of the tournament will take place at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Waterloo Region. The tournament is the only global sporting event in the area.

“Grey Silo, GolfNorth and the City of Waterloo have been great partners throughout this journey of bringing the world’s best female golfers to Waterloo Region,” said Hugh Morrow, CEO of Sports Properties International. “As the tournament continues to grow, we are pleased to announce a new location for 2015 and 2016 at Whistle Bear Golf Club, and like Grey Silo, I know our partnership will be successful for this world-class event.”

In its first three years, the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic has seen more than 184,000 spectators pass through the gates at Grey Silo. Inbee Park, from South Korea received the top-honor this year, tying a course record with a 10-under 61, making it her 10th LPGA Tour title. Park finished three shots ahead of World Ranked No. 13 Cristie Kerr.

"We're confident Whistle Bear will serve as a wonderful host course to golfers and fans, while representing Waterloo Region on a global stage,” said Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, Manulife Canada.

Returning to an early June date, the fourth annual Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will take place June 3-7, 2015.
For more information, visit www.manulifeclassic.ca.

Topics: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Press Release

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