LPGA Walgreens Charity Championship Returns to Seagate
12 Oct, 2015
The LPGA 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 golfers of all time. The 2015 Walgreens Charity Championship is one of eight scheduled LPGA Legends Tour stops, taking place at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach from November 5-7, 2015.
The professional event will consist of a 36-hole tournament featuring 50 LPGA legends. Prior to the two-day weekend tournament, the event will feature a local qualifying tournament, pro-am event, golf clinics for women, and tie in with Walgreens executive and vendor meetings. This event represents the final tournament of the LPGA Legends season. In addition to the world class golfers, the event will bring over 250 Walgreens executives to Delray Beach.
Players participating in the Walgreens Charity Championship include hometown favorites Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon, both of Delray Beach, and native Floridian Laurie Rinker of Stuart. Other Floridians include: JoAnne Carner (Palm Beach); Judy Dickinson (Tequesta); Lorie Kane (Orlando); Marilyn Lovander (Gainesville); Nancy Scranton (St. Augustine) and Jan Stephenson (New Port Richey). In addition, eight LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers have committed to play: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Donna Caponi, JoAnne Carner, Beth Daniel, Sandra Haynie, Nancy Lopez and Patty Sheehan.
The field will compete for a purse of $250,000, with the winner taking home a prize of $30,000. A Senior Legends Division within the tournament will be offered for players 63 and over and will include Blalock, Caponi, Dickinson, Haynie, Sally Little and Sandra Palmer.
This event complements Palm Beach County’s position as Florida’s golf capital. Considering the room block created by corporate executives at Walgreens along with the golf participants and enthusiasts, this Legends Tour event will create a significant tourism impact.
The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 12 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members and have over 675 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 70 major championships. Advance tickets are only available at Walgreens stores at $10 per day per adult. Full-price tickets at the gate are $15 each day. For more information, visit www.thelegendstour.com