Rosie Jones Wins Inaugural Walgreens Charity Classic

Rosie Jones Wins Inaugural Walgreens Charity Classic

Rosie Jones, a 13-time champion on the LPGA Tour and captain of the 2011 United States Solheim Cup team, picked up her 5th win on The Legends Tour, official tour for LPGA professionals age 45 and over, this weekend at the inaugural Walgreens Charity Classic held at Grandview Golf Course in Sun City West, Ariz.  Jones bested runner-up Elaine Crosby by two strokes, finishing 5 under in a field of 40 Legends to take the winner’s check of $30,000.
 
“Looking at the leaderboards and noticing that several players were 4 under going into the back stretch I had a pretty good idea it was going to be a tight race,” said Jones, who sank a birdie putt on 14 to take the outright lead and then parred her way in to hold onto the championship. “There was some pretty good playing out there today,” she added.
 
Jones mentioned struggling with her irons in the first round but righted the ship after a tip from fellow Legend Val Skinner on the range long after play had finished for the day. “She got me thinking about something and it clicked in today,” said Jones, who fired a bogey-free final round 68.
 
A two-day total for attendance was reported by tournament officials to be between 6,000 and 8,000. Sun City West Recreation Centers boasts a community of approximately 28,000 in the immediate area. “It was a terrific turn-out and it’s always great to see the fans in this area,” added Jones, “To come back and play here is really a treat.”
 
The Legends Tour hopes to return for a similar event next year. For complete results and a full leaderboard, visit www.thelegendstour.com.

Topics: On Other Tours, Jones, Rosie

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