BOSTON, July 23, 2014 – Wisconsin native Sherri Steinhauer will return to Michigan this year to defend her title at the Wendy’s Charity Challenge, an event on the LPGA Legends Tour.
Set for Aug. 10-11, at the Country Club of Jackson, the eight-time LPGA Tour winner says she is looking forward to competing again in the Midwest against a top field of LPGA veteran players.
“I love the Country Club of Jackson because its small greens and tight fairways remind me so much of the course I grew up playing at home in Madison, Wisconsin,” said Steinhauer, a two-time Legends Tour winner who won last year’s tournament in a two-hole playoff against Christa Johnson, the event’s 2009 champion.
“The course also sets up well with some reachable par-5 holes that you need to take advantage of during the tournament,” added Steinhauer, who now lives in California.
The event will feature an 18-hole professional tournament on Sunday, Aug. 10, followed by an 18-hole pro-am tournament on Monday, Aug. 11. Tee times start at noon, with gates opening at 11 a.m.
A field of 25 Legends Tour players will compete for a purse of $100,000.
This year’s tournament field will include World Golf Hall of Famers Pat Bradley and Donna Caponi. Michigan natives in the tournament field include Cindy Figg-Currier of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Elaine Crosby of Jackson, Mich.
“The competition on The Legends Tour has always been great, but as I get older, it’s getting tougher to win with the younger players who are now eligible to compete, such as Great Britain’s Laura Davies and Canada’s Lorie Kane,” added Steinhauer, who won two major championships during her LPGA Tour career. “It’s fun to take advantage of the opportunities I have to pull out a win whenever I can.”
Kane will compete in this year’s event along with Trish Johnson of Great Britain and Australia’s Wendy Doolan. All three players recently became eligible to compete on The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA for players age 45 and over.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. More than $2 million has been raised for the charities since the tournament’s inaugural year in 1999.
Tickets are $10 each day at the gate. Kids under 17, as well as military personnel with an ID, get in free.
Here is the field at the 2014 Wendy’s Charity Challenge:
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Topics: Legends Tour