Nancy Scranton Earns Fourth Victory On The Legends Tour

Photo Credit: Legends Tour

SEATTLE, July 29, 2012 – Nancy Scranton picked up her fourth win on The Legends Tour, official senior tour of the LPGA, with a one-shot victory at the inaugural LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure tournament at Inglewood Golf Club today. 

Scranton led by as many as three shots in this 18-hole event, making birdie on three of her first four holes before finishing the tournament at 2-under 71. The event was presented by MulvannyG2.

“I hit it really close,” said Scranton, who joined Rosie Jones and Christa Johnson as the only other Legends Tour members with at least four wins on tour. “I hit it to three feet on the first hole, to two feet on the second hole and I made one 20-foot putt with the rest of my birdie putts inside six feet.”

Scranton faltered on a four-hole stretch on the back nine with bogeys on Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 14, which opened the door for Rosie Jones. Jones took a two-shot lead during Scranton's bogey streak.

“I saw somewhere out there that Rosie was 2 under when I was even par and I just wanted to get it back under par,” said Scranton, an Illinois native and Florida resident. “I hung in there and birdied 16 and 17. That was really satisfying.” 

Scranton held the clubhouse lead, but Jones threatened to bump off the leader with an eagle putt on the final hole. Her eagle attempt rolled past the cup and Jones drained a tricky birdie putt coming back to secure second place at one-under 72. 

LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan birdied the 17th hole and had a shot at tying Scranton on 18, but her birdie bid from 12 feet lipped out of the cup. Sheehan tied for runner-up honors alongside Jones at one-under 72.

“It feels really good to win," said Scranton, who earned a $15,000 winner’s check and a trophy designed by glass artist Bryan Rubino. "It felt great to finally see the ball go in the hole again. Hopefully, that’s a sign of things to come.” 

Scranton topped a field of 30 LPGA Legends -- among them five LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers, including fan favorite Nancy Lopez and Pacific Northwest native JoAnne Carner, who played in the final pairing. Fans at the event at Inglewood Golf Club welcomed the return of women's professional golf to the region for the first time since 1999. Tournament sponsors announced a likely return of the LPGA Legends next year.

All ticket proceeds benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound. For more information and complete results, visit www.thelegendstour.com.

Topics: Legends Tour, Scranton, Nancy

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