Chick-fil-A Georgia Girls Golf Classic and Fundraising Program Set
The Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez is one of the premier events on the LPGA Tour and this year it is sponsoring the inaugural Chick-fil-A Georgia Girls Golf Classic and Fundraising Program.
It is both a tournament for girls high school golf teams and also an affective way for schools to raise funding in support of their golf programs. The tournament will take place at noon, Feb. 23, at Eagles Landing Country Club, site of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
LPGA Players Involved in Pro-Am
LPGA stars Cristie Kerr, Kelli Kuehne, Heather Bowie, Emilee Klein and Candy Hannemann will be on hand to take part in the Miami Beach Invitational Golf Tournament slated for Feb. 27 at the Miami Beach Golf Club. The pro-am is part of a two-day event that will feature celebrities and professional athletes and will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Lunn Wins in Australia
Ten-year LPGA veteran Mardi Lunn claimed her first professional victory since 1999 on Sunday with a one-stroke victory over fellow Australian Shani Waugh at the ABC Learning Centres Classic at The Lakelands Golf Club on Australias Gold Coast.
Lunn posted a 13-under-par three-day total that included a final-round, five-under-par 67 to edge out Waugh, who carded a four-under-par 68 in the final round. Lunns lone LPGA victory came at the 1999 areaWEB.COM Challenge.
LPGA Host Sites Recognized by Golf World Business
Four LPGA tournament sites have been named to the 100 Best Golf Shop list compiled by Golf World Business. The competition was split into four categories'private, public, resort and off-course'with 25 golf shops being named to each.
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, which plays host to the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, was one of the 25 shops honored in the private category.
In the public category, the Vanderbilt Legends Club, where the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital will be held, was acknowledged.
Two LPGA host sites were also named to the resort list. Kingsmill Resort & Spa, the home of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, was listed, while the ShopRite LPGA Classics home resort, the Seaview Marriott Resort and Spa, made the list as well.