SEATTLE, June 6, 2019 – With anticipated inclement weather in the forecast for Friday afternoon, tee times have been pushed two hours earlier for the opening round of the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing.
Original tee times had the field of 36 professionals set to start off the first tee at 11 a.m., but impending afternoon thunderstorms has moved the start of the event to 9 a.m., off both the first and 10th tees at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Wash.
Gates will open at 9 a.m., with shuttle service starting at 8:30 a.m., with transportation to the course from free parking at Clearwater Casino Resort and Bayside Community Church.
The field of 40 players, which includes four top area amateurs, will compete in pairings of two in Friday’s first round. Weather conditions are expected to improve for Saturday’s final round.
In a change from last year’s inaugural event, White Horse Golf Club will play as par 73 this week, with the ninth hole adjusted to a par-5.
“They’re making it a fun risk-reward opportunity for the competition,” said Bruce Christy, director of golf at White Horse Golf Club.
Florida’s Michelle McGann, who finished third last year, played her practice round this week with Legends Tour rookie Maria Hjorth McBride, regarded as a long hitter on the LPGA Tour. According to McGann, the Swede’s approach shot flew over the green on a short par four and she was forced to chip back to the green during her preview of the course.
“She can still really hit it,” said McGann, who will be paired with McBride Friday from the first tee at 9:40 a.m. “She was consistently outdriving me by 30-40 yards.”
Defending champion Trish Johnson of Great Britain and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster will tee off from the first tee in the final pairing Friday at 10:21 a.m.
The pros will compete for a prize purse of $200,000 in the 36-hole stroke-play event.
Tickets are $20 per day or $30 for two days. Kids 12 and under get in free. All Boeing employees get in free with ID.
A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit official charity partners American Diabetes Association Camp Sealth and the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. Event details are available at http://www.ClearwaterLegendsCup.com.
For more info on The Legends Tour and for real-time scoring, visit http://www.TheLegendsTour.com. To view free live streaming from the first tee for both rounds, subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/legendstour.
Here are the adjusted pairings for Friday’s opening round:
9 am: Wendy Ward | Alicia Dibos
9:10 am: Nancy Scranton | Tammie Green
9:20 am: Sandra Palmer | Moira Dunn-Bohls
9:30 am: Christa Johnson | Pat Hurst
9:40 am: Maria Hjorth McBride | Michelle McGann
9:50 am: Lorie Kane | Danielle Ammaccapane
10:00 am: Michele Redman | Jan Stephenson
10:10 am: Jane Blalock | JoAnne Carner
10:20 am: Hollis Stacy | Liselotte Neumann
10:30 am: Juli Inkster | Trish Johnson
9 am: Lisa DePaulo | Laura Shanahan Rowe
9:10 am: Heather Drew | Anita Wicks (a)
9:20 am: Sue Ertl | Lori West
9:30 am: Leslie Folsom (a) | Nicole Jeray
9:40 am: Allison Finney | Cindy Miller
9:50 am: Tina Tombs | Gail Graham
10:00 am: Jackie Little (a) | Lisa Grimes
10:10 am: Cindy Rarick | Jean Bartholomew
10:20 am: Janet Anderson | Lara Tennant (a)
10:30 am: Elaine Crosby | Wendy Doolan
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.
Contact: Sue Fracker of The Legends Tour at email@example.com and 617-513-4716.