LAKE GENEVA, Wis., May 19, 2017 – Tee times for the first round of the Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship will be adjusted in anticipation of inclement weather forecasted for Saturday’s opening round.
The opening round of the Legends Tour event will begin at 9 a.m., with players teeing off on the first and 11th tees of the Gary Player Course at Geneva National Resort. Due to the course routing of the back nine holes, tournament officials will start players on the 11th tee. Those players will complete their rounds on the No. 10 green.
The tournament’s first round was originally scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.
Two players earned starting spots in the field through Friday’s qualifying tournament. New York native Lori Atsedes of Goodyear, Ariz., won the blustery and rainy qualifier with a score of 73 in a round where temperatures hovered around 44 degrees. Runner-up Sue Ertl of Ionia, Mich., also earned her way into the event with a round of 76.
A field of 54 LPGA legends will compete for a $300,000 purse in the 36-hole event. Six Legends Tour players will compete for a separate purse in the Legends Honors Division for ages 63-over.
Tickets are available in area Walgreens stores for $10 per adult each day. Tickets at the gate on tournament days will be $15 per adult for each round. Kids 13 and under, as well as active military with IDs, will be admitted free of charge.
All proceeds from the Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship go to Red Nose Day. Funds raised by Red Nose Day help to ensure that children living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated – both here in America and around the world. Find out more at rednoseday.org.
Here are the first-round pairings for Saturday, May 20:
Tee No. 1
1 9:00 AM Sandra Haynie (LHD) | Shelley Hamlin (LHD)
2 9:09 AM Sandra Palmer (LHD) | Jane Blalock (LHD)
3 9:18 AM Jenny Lidback | Jan Stephenson (LHD)
4 9:27 AM Pat Bradley | Nancy Scranton
5 9:36 AM Barb Moxness | Patty Sheehan
6 9:45 AM Michelle McGann | Jane Geddes
7 9:54 AM Hollis Stacy | Barb Mucha
8 10:03 AM Michele Redman | Christa Johnson
9 10:12 AM Trish Johnson | Pat Hurst
10 10:21 AM Lorie Kane | Rosie Jones
11 10:30 AM Betsy King | Laura Davies
12 10:39 AM Liselotte Neumann | Juli Inkster
Tee No. 11
13 9:00 AM Cindy Rarick | Brandie Burton
14 9:09 AM Kris Tschetter | Laurie Rinker
15 9:18 AM Val Skinner | Danielle Ammaccapane
16 9:27 AM Jane Crafter | Moira Dunn-Bohls
17 9:36 AM Wendy Doolan | Cindy Figg-Currier
18 9:45 AM Elaine Crosby | Marilyn Lovander
19 9:54 AM Dana Dormann | Alicia Dibos
20 10:03 AM Nicole Jeray | Martha Nause
21 10:12 AM Lori West | Barb Bunkowsky
22 10:21 AM Jean Bartholomew | Allison Finney
23 10:30 AM Kathryn Young Robyn | Lisa Grimes
24 10:39 AM Becky Iverson | Janet Anderson
25 10:48 AM Anne Marie Palli | Tracy Hanson
26 10:57 AM Cindy Miller | Laura Shanahan Rowe
27 11:06 AM Lori Atsedes | Sue Ertl
LHD – Legends Honors Division
For more information about 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 15 seasons, 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.
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