From Karrie Webb to Paula Creamer to Angela Stanford to Beatriz Recari, LPGA pros appreciated getting to tell the stories behind their charity designations at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup last week.
Rarely has charity been the focus of so many tournament media interviews with the entire $1 million purse donated, half to LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf and half to designated player charities. The top 10 got to steer money to charities of their choices, a number of them choosing Japan relief efforts. Also, an additional $53,300 was donated to Japan assistance through the tournament's Japan Relief Zone (Holes 15 through 18). RR Donnelley made special donations for every eagle and birdie made on those holes.
Here’s what the top 10 did:
Winner – Karrie Webb, $200,000, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Japan relief funds.
T-2 – Paula Creamer, $77,500, Japan relief funds.
T-2 – Brittany Lincicome, $77,500, First Tee of St. Petersburg.
4th – Cristie Kerr, $40,000, Birdies for Breast Cancer/Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Foundation.
5th – Angela Stanford, $30,000, Angela Stanford Foundation (Lena Pope Home, MHMR of Tarrant County and First Tee of Fort Worth primary beneficiaries).
6th – Mindy Kim, $25,000, Make A Wish of Central Florida.
T-7 – Morgan Pressel, $17,500, Morgan Pressel Foundation (Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer primary beneficiary).
T-7 – Sun Young Yoo, $17,500, Japan relief funds.
9th – Seon Hwa Lee, $10,000, American Heart Association.
T-10 – Sara Jane Smith, $1,666, Japan relief funds.
T-10 – Sandra Gal, $1,666, Japan relief funds.
T-10 – Stacy Prammanasudh, $1,666, Special Olympics of Tulsa, Okla.