LPGA Corning Classic Re-emerging


CORNING, N.Y. – The LPGA Corning Classic may be coming to an end after 31 years on Sunday, but that doesn't mean golf won't re-emerge in some form here when the economy rebounds.
Tournament President Jack Benjamin said the event's board of directors would like to bring back professional golf someday.
'We think sponsorship issues will re-set themselves in two or three years, and then we'll look at it again,' Benjamin said.
Jan Stephenson and Rosie Jones are investigating bringing a two-woman team event here that would pair current LPGA players with legends, but Stephenson said the idea's still too 'raw' to detail. Benjamin said the board wouldn't rule out something like that, nor would it rule out Nationwide or Champions tour events. Benjamin, however, emphasized that the LPGA remains so dear to the hearts of locals that the board would make reviving an LPGA event a priority should economic conditions favor bringing tournament golf back to Corning.