The Futures Tour last visited the Tampa Bay area in 1998 for the Cheval Classic in Lutz, Fla. Current LPGA player Jenny Lidback shot a 145 , to edge present Futures Tour player Jan Kleiman by one shot for the $2,600 first-place prize. This year's winning paycheck will be $9,100.
This also is not the first time the Futures Tour has hosted an event at the 6,855-yard Rogers Park. Twenty-one years ago the tour, operating back then as the Tampa Bay Mini Tour, conducted two tournaments at this golf course. Past winners included Meredith Marshall and Caris Lunsfort, who earned checks of $330 and $370.