Rosie Jones Returns to Wendy's Charity Challenge, a Legends Tour Event
(Jackson, MI) - LPGA Legend Rosie Jones missed last year's Wendy's Charity Challenge after winning the inaugural event in 2007. She's back in the field this year along with 2008 defending champion Cindy Figg-Currier and 21 more Legends Tour professionals who will descend upon the Country Club of Jackson on Sunday August 9 at 12:00 noon.
The Wendy's Charity Challenge, a Legends Tour event, is an 18-hole shootout offering all the excitement and fantastic golf action of a regular Tour event packed into just one day. "It's great because you can see the first round and final round all in one afternoon," says Elaine Crosby, Jackson resident and 20-year veteran of the LPGA Tour. Crosby is also the President of The Legends Tour, Official Senior tour of the LPGA and the tournament hostess.
"We have some of the best names in women's golf competing for a top prize of $15,000," adds Crosby.
The field includes: Kristi Albers, Pat Bradley, Elaine Crosby, Dale Eggeling, Sue Ertl, Michelle Estill, Cindy Figg-Currier, Allison Finney, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Christa Johnson, Rosie Jones, Debbie Massey, Cindy Miller, Barb Mucha, Cindy Rarick, Nancy Scranton, Val Skinner, Jan Stephenson, Sherri Turner, Lori West.
More information about these great players can be found at www.thelegendstour.com. Real time scoring for the tournament is available at this website on Sunday.
The Wendy's Charity Classic pro-am follows the tournament on Monday and is also open to the public. Alice Cooper, legendary rock star, is slated to play on Cindy Figg-Currier's team.
Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Sunday and 8:00 a.m. Monday. Both events are held at The Country Club of Jackson. Tickets are $10. Kids under 18 and military personnel invited to attend for free.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women's golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has over 100 members, including nine LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 600 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 55 major championships. In its seven seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $6 million in prize money and donated more than $7.25 million to charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.