JACKSON, MICH. - August 10, 2014 - LPGA Legends Tour powerhouse Rosie Jones, a 13-time winner on the LPGA Tour, picked up her seventh victory on the official tour for LPGA professionals age 45+ in a one-hole sudden death playoff over Nancy Scranton. Both players shot regulation rounds of three under par (69) on the Country Club of Jackson championship course.
Jones bested Scranton with a 25-foot putt for birdie on the par 4 18th in the opening hole of the playoff. Scranton has five wins on The Legends Tour.
"I have to credit my putter today," said Jones. "I made some lengthy ones today and that last one in the playoff was pretty special."
It was the second time in less than 15 minutes that Jones birdied the 18th. Her first was to end her regulation round and land herself in the playoff with Scranton, who was already in the clubhouse at three under. Scranton posted birdies on both par three's on the back nine. "I was hitting it well," said Scranton, "and I really felt it today. So close."
This was Jones' second Wendy's Charity Challenge victory. Her first came in 2007 and also featured a sudden death play-off with Scranton. Both players shot 66 before Jones bested Scranton on the second play-off hole for the win.
"This was my seventh win on Tour and I am the seventh child born in my family. It's been seven years since I won this event. I do like the number seven," added Jones.
Tournament host Elaine Crosby, a two-time LPGA Tour champion with one win on The Legends Tour, finished solo 3rd with a score of 70. Three players ended up locked for 4th; Barb Mucha, Trish Johnson and Martha Nause all posted scores of 71.
Over $235,000 was raised for Wendy's Wonderful Kids and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, bringing the event's total contribution to over $2.3 million since 1999.