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Navistar ends title sponsorship of LPGA event

Stacy Lewis at the 2012 Navistar LPGA Classic
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NAPLES, Fla. – Navistar is pulling the plug on its six-year sponsorship of the LPGA event on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala., the Montgomery Advertiser reported Wednesday.

With the LPGA seeking a new title sponsor, the fall event is in jeopardy, the newspaper reported. Stacy Lewis won the tournament in September.

“Our current business climate requires a reduction of our sponsorship activities, including our sponsorship of the Navistar LPGA Classic,” Navistar spokesman Stephen Schrier said in a released statement.

LPGA communications chief Kraig Kann said is working to keep the event on future schedules.

“We're all committed to continuing the tradition of women's professional golf in Alabama and the city of Prattville and are working together to deliver on those goals in 2013,” Kann said in a statement.