FRENCH LICK, Ind., Aug. 18, 2016 – The Legends Tour has announced its pairings for this weekend’s 4th annual Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank.
Defending champion Juli Inkster will be among 50 Legends Tour players who will return to the Hoosier State Aug. 19-21. The championship will once again be staged on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.
"We're thrilled to be back," said Jane Blalock, CEO of The Legends Tour. "The players love coming to French Lick Resort and the Pete Dye Course is a truly magnificent experience, providing the ultimate test of shot making for our seasoned LPGA veterans."
Eight LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers will compete in this year’s field, giving golf fans a chance to see LPGA Tour legends Pat Bradley, Laura Davies, Donna Caponi, Hollis Stacy, JoAnne Carner, Patty Sheehan, Juli Inkster and Sandra Haynie.
Legends Hall of Fame members competing in this year’s field include Jane Blalock, Jan Stephenson, Rosie Jones and the most recent Legends Hall of Fame inductee Elaine Crosby.
Past tournament champions Lorie Kane of Canada and Laurie Rinker of Florida will also return to French Lick this week.
Susie Redman of The Woodlands, Texas, and Moira Dunn of Tampa, Fla., both advanced into the tournament field through a qualifying event. Redman and Dunn are LPGA Tour veterans.
In addition to The Legends Tour field, eight Legends Honors division players (age 63 and over) will compete in the 36-hole event.
The Legends Championship will offer a tournament purse of $325,000, awarding $37,700 to the winner. The Legends Honors event will compete for a separate purse.
The event’s pro-am tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 19, followed by the annual Legends Tour Hall of Fame induction dinner on Friday evening.
Tickets for the championship will be $15 for adults, with youth 13 and under, as well as active military with ID, admitted free. Tickets will be valid for both rounds of the championship with 100 percent of all proceeds benefiting Riley Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.
Here are the first-round pairings for The Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank:
8:30 AM - Moira Dunn | Susie Redman
8:40 AM - Lori Atsedes | Lisa DePaulo
8:50 AM - Nicole Jeray | Laura Shanahan Rowe
9:00 AM - Cindy Miller | Lisa Grimes
9:10 AM - Joan Pitcock | Lori West
9:20 AM - Barb Scherbak | Allison Finney
9:30 AM - Michelle Estill | Marilyn Lovander
9:40 AM - Jenny Lidback | Kathryn Young Robyn
9:50 AM - Dana Dormann | Carolyn Hill
10:00 AM - Donna Andrews | Elaine Crosby
10:10 AM - Becky Iverson | Alicia Dibos
10:20 AM - Jean Bartholomew | Gail Graham
10:30 AM - Cindy Figg-Currier | Martha Nause
10:40 AM - Jane Crafter | Cathy Johnston Forbes
10:50 AM - Anne Marie Palli | Cindy Rarick
11:00 AM - Jerilyn Britz | Sandra Palmer
11:10 AM - Shelley Hamlin | Donna Caponi
11:20 AM - Sandra Haynie | Jane Blalock
11:30 AM - Cindy Schreyer | Jan Stephenson
11:40 AM - Barb Moxness | Nancy Scranton
11:50 AM - Barb Mucha | Val Skinner
12:00 PM - Michelle McGann | Trish Johnson
12:10 PM - Wendy Doolan | Michele Redman
12:20 PM - Christa Johnson | JoAnne Carner
12:30 PM - Hollis Stacy | Pat Hurst
12:40 PM - Kris Tschetter | Rosie Jones
12:50 PM - Laurie Rinker | Pat Bradley
1:00 PM - Patty Sheehan | Lorie Kane
1:10 PM - Laura Davies | Juli Inkster
For more information on The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.
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 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 16th season, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise over $17 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, 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.