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Hall of Fame's Juli Inkster to headline Seattle area Legends event

March 27, 2019


(SEATTLE, March 26, 2019) – LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster will headline the field in June at The Legends Tour’s Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by The Boeing Company.


Inkster is one of four World Golf Hall of Fame members committed to compete June 6-8, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Wash. It will be the Californian’s first appearance in this event.


She will be joined by Washington native and fellow Hall of Famer JoAnne Carner, 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Jan Stephenson, and Hollis Stacy.


“I absolutely love playing in the Pacific Northwest and I’m looking forward to returning to the Seattle area,” said Inkster, winner of 31 LPGA tournaments, including wins at the LPGA’s 1983 and 1988 Safeco Classic. “I have such great memories of playing there and winning my first LPGA tournament in the Seattle area in 1983.”


The tournament’s pro-am is set for Thursday, June 6, followed by the 36-hole professional competition on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. Players will compete for a $200,000 purse.


The event will feature a field of 36 Legends, including defending champion Trish Johnson of Great Britain and veteran LPGA Tour stars, including Jane Geddes, Pat Hurst, Legends Hall of Fame member Rosie Jones, Canada’s Lorie Kane, Michelle McGann and 13-time LPGA winner Liselotte Neumann of Sweden. 


In addition, four-time LPGA Tour winner Wendy Ward of Edwall, Wash., will also compete in this year’s event, as well as Suzy Whaley, who, in 2018, became the first woman president of the PGA of America. 


Six more players will be added to the field and four top area amateurs also will be invited to play alongside the Legends.


Washington has hosted the LPGA Tour and women’s professional golf for nearly four decades. From 1982-1999, the Evergreen State hosted the Safeco Classic at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Wash. In addition to Inkster, past Safeco Classic champions in this year’s tournament field will include Brandie Burton (1993), Jan Stephenson (1987), and JoAnne Carner (1985).


Here is the field to date for the 2019 Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup:

Blalock, Jane

Burton, Brandie

Carner, JoAnne

Crosby, Elaine

Dibos, Alicia

Drew, Heather

Ertl, Sue

Finney, Allison

Geddes, Jane

Graham, Gail

Grimes, Lisa

Hurst, Pat

Inkster, Juli

Jeray, Nicole

Johnson, Trish

Jones, Rosie

Kane, Lorie

McGann, Michelle

Miller, Cindy

Neumann, Liselotte

Palmer, Sandra

Rarick, Cindy

Redman, Michele

Rinker, Laurie

Scranton, Nancy

Stacy, Hollis

Stephenson, Jan

Ward, Wendy

West, Lori

Whaley, Suzy


For more details, visit www.TheLegendstour.com.  Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.ClearwaterLegendsCup.com or at the gate on tournament days.  


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 18 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $17 million in prize money and helped raise nearly $24 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

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