BOSTON – Sisters Danielle and Dina Ammaccapane, who have family roots in the Greater Phoenix area, hope to be among nine Legends Tour players with Arizona ties contending at this year’s third annual Walgreens Charity Classic.
To be staged May 3-4, at Grandview Golf Course in Sun City West, Ariz., the 36-hole stroke-play event will feature a field of 48 Legends Tour players competing for a $225,000 purse.
“This is an exciting event for us because we get to play in front of our family and friends who have supported us throughout our careers,” said Danielle Ammaccapane, 47, winner of eight LPGA tournaments and a former collegian at Arizona State University.
While Danielle is already in the tournament field, sister Dina will compete in the local qualifier to earn a spot in the event. The qualifier is set for 8 a.m., May 2, at Grandview Golf Course, with nearly a dozen players hoping to win the final tournament entry. Arizona resident Lori Atsedes also hopes to get into the event through the qualifier.
Other Arizona residents already in the field include Shelley Hamlin, Christa Johnson, Anne Marie Palli, Cindy Rarick, Tina Tombs and Sherri Turner.
LPGA Tour veteran Michele Redman will return to defend her title in the Walgreens Charity Classic.
In addition, LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers committed to compete in the event are Pat Bradley, JoAnne Carner, Donna Caponi, Nancy Lopez and Patty Sheehan. Legends Tour Hall of Fame member Jan Stephenson also will compete.
Advance tickets are now available at all Greater Phoenix area Walgreens at $5 off gate pricing. Tickets are $10 per day for adults when purchased in advance at a Walgreens store, and will be priced at $15 per adult each day at the gate during tournament week. Kids age 17 and under and active military with an ID get in free.
Gates open at 8 a.m. each day with tee times starting at 9 a.m.
All ticket proceeds from the Walgreens Charity Classic will benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Topics: Legends Tour