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Seven top 10 players in Manulife Financial field

Seven of the world's top 10 female golfers have committed to play in the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic next week.

The tournament released its final field Tuesday afternoon.

No. 3 Na Yeon Choi, No. 5 Shanshan Feng and No. 9 I.K. Kim are listed as entrants for the tournament, which begins June 21st at Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo, Ont. Feng of China heads to Waterloo as the LPGA Tour's newest winner, coming off a victory at the Wegmans LPGA Championship last Sunday.

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The tournament had previously announced the participation of No. 2 Stacy Lewis, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen, No. 6 Ai Miyazato and No. 8 Cristie Kerr. Other fan favourites such as Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer and teen phenom Lexi Thompson were also on board.

The only expected no-shows from the top 10 are No. 1 Yani Tseng, No. 7 Sun Ju Ahn and No. 10 Jiyai Shin.

The Canadian contingent will include Lorie Kane, Jennifer Kirby, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Samantha Richdale, Alena Sharp, Jessica Shepley, Stephanie Sherlock and Lindsey Smith. Kirby, Canada's top female amateur, and Smith were granted sponsor exemptions into the tournament.

Groupings and tee times are to be revealed later.

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