Tee times moved up an hour for Friday's BJ's Charity Championship
With inclement weather expected, tournament officials have moved the start time of the 3rd annual BJ's Charity Championship presented by P&G to 9:00 a.m. The team event featuring 28 Legends of the LPGA will be staged at The Ridge Club in Sandwich, Mass.
First off at 9:00 a.m. will be the team of Jane Blalock, 27-time LPGA Tour champion and Ridge Club member, and her partner Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, a Legends Tour rookie. They are paired with the team of Legends Hall of Famers Elaine Crosby and Nancy Scranton.
The marquee final group that includes the team of Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster and her Assistant Captain, Pat Hurst, and the team of 7-time Legends Tour champion Rosie Jones and 2017 BJ's Charity Championship champion Michele Redman, will tee off at 10:30 a.m.
The teams will play nine holes of four-ball (better ball of partners) on the front nine holes, followed by nine holes of a scramble format on the back nine. The lowest 18-hole team score will determine the winners.
Admission to the event is free, but donations are welcome at the gate for the BJ’s Charitable Foundation.
Bobby Orr, legendary NHL Fall of Famer and Boston Bruin, will be the Honorary Starter and appear on the first tee to welcome the LPGA Legends and fans.
There is no on-site parking, but free public parking will be available at nearby Holly Ridge Golf Course and includes shuttle service to and from the tournament entrance.
Gates will now open at 8 a.m., on the day of the event, with competition beginning at 9 a.m.
To follow real-time scoring, visit http://www.thelegendstour.com. To view live action from the first tee during the tournament starting at 9:00 a.m. (weather and signal permitting), check out The Legends Tour YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/legendstour.
Here are the updated pairings and tee times for this year’s BJ’s Charity Championship:
Jane Blalock (Cambridge, Mass.) and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (Jupiter, Fla.)
Elaine Crosby (Jackson, Mich.) and Nancy Scranton (St. Augustine, Fla.)
Allison Finney (Bermuda Dunes, Calif.) and Janet Anderson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Gail Graham (Kelowna, BC Canada) and *Hollis Stacy (Holmes Beach, Fla.)
*Donna Caponi (Rockport, Mass.) and *Betsy King (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
*Sandra Haynie (Hurst, Texas) and Sandra Palmer (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
*Jan Stephenson (Sydney, Australia) and Lorie Kane (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
*Pat Bradley (W. Hyannisport, Mass.) and Wendy Ward (Spokane, Wash.)
Maria Hjorth McBride (Orlando, Fla.) and Laurie Rinker (Stuart, Fla.)
Michelle McGann (North Palm Beach, Fla.) and Suzy Whaley (Hartford, Conn.)
Trish Johnson (London, England) and Brandie Burton (LaVerne, Calif.)
Jenny Lidback (Rio Verde, Ariz.) and Alicia Dibos (Greenwich, Conn.)
Rosie Jones (Hilton Head, S.C.) and Michele Redman (Plymouth, Minn.)
Pat Hurst (Danville, Calif.) and *Juli Inkster (Los Altos, Calif.)
*LPGA/World Golf Hall of Fame