Jamie Fischer (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Shari Lindsey (Marion, Ind.) punched their tickets to the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank as they were the two low finishers in the 13-player qualifier on Thursday at the Pete Dye Course.
The second-annual Senior LPGA Championship will feature current and past LPGA stars, including Hall of Famers and major champions, who will compete from October 15-17, 2018 at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort in Indiana.
Fischer, the Director of Instruction at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., won the qualifier with a 76. Prior to her teaching days, Fischer qualified for three U.S. Women's Opens -- the first when she was 18 -- and four LPGA Championships. Fischer was listed in the LPGA’s 2017 Top 50 Teachers List, and earlier this season she played at the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open where she finished T12.
Indiana native Lindsey fired a 78 on Thursday to qualify for the Senior LPGA Championship for the first time and is the only Indiana native that will be in action at the senior major championship. Since 1992, Lindsey has been a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals and is now the Assistant Golf Professional in Osprey, Fla. at The Oaks Club.
Fischer and Lindsey join a field that includes four Hall-of-Famers and a combined 245 LPGA wins between the 81 legends of the game.
The senior major championship will be held over 54 holes for a total purse of $600,000, where Trish Johnson (England) will be defending her 2017 title. The event will be televised live on Golf Channel from 4-6 p.m. ET during the three competition days.