Lopez Honored at Ouimet Banquet

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LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Nancy Lopez was honored with the 8th annual Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Funds 55th Annual Banquet on Wednesday.
 
Lopez, who is the first woman to receive the prestigious award, received the presentation from former LPGA Commissioner and current LPGA Board of Directors member Charles S. Mechem Jr., who served as the events master of ceremonies. The Banquet was held at the Boston Marriott/Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
 
Lopez joins PGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame members Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Ben Crenshaw, as well as former President of the United States George H.W. Bush as recipients of the award.
 
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was founded in 1949 and since then has awarded more than $13.6 million in need-based college tuition assistance to young people who served two years as caddies or helpers in pro shop and course superintendent operations in Massachusetts.