SUN CITY WEST, ARIZ., Feb. 24, 2013 – Minnesota resident Michele Redman wasn’t phased by today’s chilly 52-degree temperatures and howling winds in otherwise sunny Arizona. In fact, Redman got hot and fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to win the Walgreens Charity Classic by two shots.
The two-time LPGA Tour winner carded rounds of 71-68 for a 36-hole total of 5-under 139 at Grandview Golf Course. She recorded two birdies on the front and two birdies on the back nine of her bogey-free round for her second Legends Tour win.
“The conditions were really tough, but it was fun to challenge myself out there today,” said Redman, who earned $30,000 for the victory in the $225,000 event. “I’ve always liked playing in the wind and when you are striking the ball well, that’s when you want to play -- when it’s windy.”
With 40-mph winds sometimes blowing leaders out of contention, Redman stayed aggressive, making her last birdie on the 18th hole. The current University of Minnesota women’s golf coach laced a perfect final drive to set up a 49-yard chip to the flagstick. She cozied the chip to within five feet and drained the birdie putt.
“It was a fun day and I love being out here with the same women I played with on the LPGA Tour,” said Redman, who has posted top-10 finishes in all five Legends Tour events she has played.
Canada’s Lorie Kane finished second, posting rounds of 72-69 to finish at 3-under 141.
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