SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., March 5, 2015 – With the addition today of one qualifying player, the tournament field is now finalized and pairings are set for the 4th annual Walgreens Charity Championship. Lisa DePaulo of Austin, Texas played her way into this weekend’s season-opening tournament at Grandview Golf Course with a 2-under-par score of 70 to edge out Lauren Howe, who carded a one-under 71.
Fellow former University of Texas player Sherri Steinhauer, now a regular competitor on the LPGA Legends Tour, caddied for her fellow Longhorn in today’s qualifying tournament. DePaulo often caddies for Steinhauer in Legends Tour events.
The tournament’s pro-am begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday with the 36-hole championship starting Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday’s final-round tee times also start at 9 a.m.
Ten LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members are in the tournament field this week. Hall of Famers Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Donna Caponi, JoAnne Carner, Sandra Hayne, Juli Inkster, Betsy King, Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan and Hollis Stacy will headline the field of 50 LPGA Legends competing for a $250,000 purse.
The event’s 2014 champion, 13-time LPGA Tour winner Liselotte Neumann of Sweden, will return to defend her title.
Admission into Friday’s pro-am is free, but donations to the event’s official charities are welcome. All contributions will support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the American Diabetes Association.
Tickets are on sale for $10 per adult each day at all area Walgreens stores at $5 off pricing at the gate. Full-price tickets will be sold at the gate for each round. Kids 17-under, as well as active military with an ID, will be admitted free of charge. A free public parking lot is located at 19803 N.R.H. Johnson Boulevard, Sun City West, Ariz., 85375. Complimentary shuttle service to the main entrance of Grandview Golf Course will be provided to and from the parking lot.
Here are Saturday’s first-round pairings for the Walgreens Charity Classic:
9:00 - Lisa DePaulo, Lori Atsedes
9:10 - Lisa Grimes, Tina Tombs
9:20 - Martha Nause, Jenny Lidback
9:30 - Wendy Doolan, Kris Tschetter
9:40 - Amy Fruhwirth, Alicia Dibos
9:50 - Lori West, Cindy Schreyer
10:00 - Cindy Figg-Currier, Marilyn Lovander
10:10 - Allison Finney, Cindy Rarick
10:20 - Kathyrn Young Robyn, Jane Crafter
10:30 - Anne Marie Palli, Barb Moxness
10:40 - Sherri Turner, Val Skinner
10:50 - Danielle Ammaccapane, Dawn Coe-Jones
11:00 - Susie Berning (SLD), Judy Dickinson (SLD)
11:10 - Sandra Palmer (SLD), Jane Blalock (SLD)
11:20 - Sandra Haynie (SLD), Donna Caponi (SLD)
11:30 - Christa Johnson, Michelle McGann
11:40 - Barb Mucha, Pat Hurst
11:50 - Nancy Scranton, Jan Stephenson
12:00 - JoAnne Carner, Amy Alcott
12:10 - Lorie Kane, Patty Sheehan
12:20 - Laurie Rinker, Hollis Stacy
12:30 - Rosie Jones, Betsy King
12:40 - Sherri Steinhauer, Pat Bradley
12:50 - Nancy Lopez, Michele Redman
1:00 - Juli Inkster, Liselotte Neumann
*SLD denotes Senior Legends Division
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About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 13 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 14 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise nearly $16 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
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