The Legends Tour has announced its 30-player tournament field for next month’s inaugural event at the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing. The event is set for June 8-10, at the White Horse Golf Club. The tournament will feature LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members JoAnne Carner, Pat Bradley, Betsy King and Hollis Stacy, as well as numerous former LPGA tournament winners, including past champions of the former Safeco Classic.
“It was always my favorite time of the season on the LPGA Tour when we played in the Pacific Northwest,” said Nancy Scranton, winner of the last Legends Tour tournament staged in Washington in 2013, outside Kirkland. “I won my first LPGA tournament in Vancouver, so I have very fond memories of the area.
“I won my 29th LPGA tournament just outside of Kent, Washington, and at that time it was another step closer to earning Hall of Fame status,” added Pat Bradley, winner of the 1991 Safeco Classic. “It’s a beautiful area and I’m really looking forward to this event.”
In addition to Bradley, past Safeco Classic champions in the field will include Washington native Carner (1985), Australian Jan Stephenson (1987) and Californian Brandie Burton (1993).
Four-time LPGA Tour winner Wendy Ward, who resides in Edwall, Wash., will make her Legends Tour debut at the event.
Other players in the field with multiple Legends Tour wins will include: Rosie Jones of South Carolina (seven); Florida’s Scranton (five); Canadian Lorie Kane (four); Laurie Rinker of Florida (four); and Sweden’s Liselotte Neumann (three).
At least a dozen former Solheim Cup Team members for both the United States and Europe will be represented in the field, including Neumann and England’s Trish Johnson of the European side, as well as California’s Pat Hurst and Minnesotan Michele Redman of Team USA.
The tournament pro-am is set for an 11 a.m. shotgun start on Friday, June 8, followed by the 36-hole professional competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, with tee times starting at 10 a.m. each day.
The field will compete for a purse of $175,000, with the winner taking home $25,000.
For tickets and details about the tournament, visit www.ClearwaterLegendsCup.com.
For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.
Here is the field for the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing:
Bartholomew, Jean – Garden City, N.Y.
Blalock, Jane – Cambridge, Mass.
Bradley, Pat – West Hyannisport, Mass.
Burton, Brandie – LaVerne, Calif.
Carner, JoAnne – Lake Worth, Fla.
Crosby, Elaine – Jackson, Mich.
Dibos, Alicia – Greenwich, Conn.
Drew, Heather - Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
Finney, Allison – Bermuda Dunes, Calif.
Graham, Gail – Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Grimes, Lisa – Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Hurst, Pat – Danville, Calif.
Jeray, Nicole – Berwyn, Ill.
Johnson, Trish – London, England
Jones, Rosie – Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Kane, Lorie – Prince Edward Island, Canada
King, Betsy – Scottsdale, Ariz.
McGann, Michelle – North Palm Beach, Fla.
Miller, Cindy – Silver Creek, N.Y.
Mucha, Barb – Orlando, Fla.
Neumann, Liselotte – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Palmer, Sandra – Long Beach, Calif.
Rarick, Cindy - Tucson, Ariz.
Redman, Michele - Plymouth, Minn.
Rinker, Laurie – Stuart, Fla.
Scranton, Nancy – St. Augustine, Fla.
Stacy, Hollis – Holmes Beach, Fla.
Stephenson, Jan – Sydney, Australia
Ward, Wendy – Edwall, Wash.
West, Lori – Aspen, Colo.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 17 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $16 million in prize money and helped raise over $22 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.