Yani Tseng, Along With Sponsor Exemptions Jennifer Kirby and Brooke Henderson, Gear Up for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

Yani Tseng, Along With Sponsor Exemptions Jennifer Kirby and Brooke Henderson, 
Gear Up for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic 
WATERLOO, ON, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic has 
announced that Yani Tseng will be joined by sponsor exemptions, Canadians 
Jennifer Kirby and Brooke Henderson, at Grey Silo Golf Club, competing for the 
US$1.3 million purse. Just weeks away, the tournament runs from July 10 to 
"Based on the quality of the field committed to this year's tournament, it's 
very clear that we can look forward to another year of world-class 
competition," says Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, Manulife Canada. "In 
addition to the top female golfers from around the world, like Yani Tseng, 
we've just added two of the top young players from Ontario and I'm sure our 
local spectators will enjoy watching their progress." 
Yani Tseng is a force on the golf scene, having captured 15 LPGA career 
victories with five of those being major victories. She reigned as number one 
on the Women's Rolex Golf Rankings for 109 consecutive weeks, and currently 
sits in sixth spot. With her dominant style of play, Tseng excelled in 2012 
and claimed 11 top-10 finishes and eight top-five finishes, including three 
victories. Following her second win of the 2012 season at the RR Donnelley 
LPGA Founders Cup, the 24-year-old became the fastest player in LPGA history 
to cross the $8 million mark in career earnings. 
Through a player exemption, Jennifer Kirby returns to the field in Waterloo as 
one of Canada's brightest prospects. She finished two-under par to win her 
professional debut at the 2013 CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec event. The 
native of Paris, Ontario is set to make her mark as she recently graduated 
from the University of Alabama where she was a member of the Crimson Tide's 
2012 NCAA Division I championship golf team. 
Canada's top-ranked amateur golfer, Brooke Henderson, has secured a spot in 
her second LPGA event in 2013 through a player exemption as well. The 
15-year-old from Smith Falls, Ontario will compete at the U.S. Women's Open 
before she heads to Waterloo. She has had consecutive third place finishes 
with her top-three finish at the 2013 CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec event. 
At 14, she became the youngest player to compete in the 2012 CN Canadian 
Women's Open last summer in Vancouver. 
"The talent of these young players is remarkable and it is great to have the 
opportunity to showcase some of Canada's rising stars," says Manulife 
Financial LPGA Classic tournament director Richard Kuypers. "Being just weeks 
away from the tournament, we eagerly await the return of the world's best 
female golfers to compete in Waterloo." 
For more information, including ticket pricing, visit www.manulifeclassic.ca. 
About the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic is back for its second year on the LPGA 
Tour and will feature a standard eligibility field of 144 players, 72 holes of 
stroke play and a purse of $1.3 million. The tournament will take place July 
10 - 14, 2013, at Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo, Ontario, home of Manulife 
Financial's Canadian Division. For more information please visit: 
www.manulifeclassic.ca. Follow us on Twitter: @ManulifeClassic. 
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with 
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to 
Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for 
their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of 
employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and 
wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also 
provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under 
management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$555 billion 
(US$$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife 
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United 
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and 
under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at 
About St. Mary's General Hospital
Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary's - the official charity 
partner of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic - is an adult-acute-care 
hospital and Regional Cardiac Care Centre. Serving Waterloo Region, Wellington 
County and beyond, St. Mary's has an established reputation for providing 
quality, compassionate and innovative care. The hospital's cardiac team 
provides more than 3,400 cardiac catheterizations, 1,050 coronary 
angioplasties, 750 cardiac surgeries and 275 pacemaker insertions every year. 
St. Mary's patient-centered approach to care is augmented by a strong and 
dedicated team of more than 500 volunteers who contribute nearly 40,000 hours 
of service a year in 100 unique roles and programs. www.smgh.ca 
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About Bruno Event Team
Bruno Event Team (BET) is a Birmingham, Alabama-based sports marketing and 
event management company formed in 1996 by Ronald Bruno and Gene Hallman. 
Bruno Event Team is experienced in all facets of event management, employing a 
year-round staff of 70+ employees in thirteen offices around the United States 
and Canada. Bruno Event Team Services each client with expertise in strategic 
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Visit www.brunoeventteam.com for additional information. 
Media Contacts: 
Becky Kolberg Manulife Financial LPGA Classic 519-884-5742 ext. 207 
Brooke Tucker-Reid Media Relations Consultant Manulife Financial 416-434-0635 
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation 
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