LPGA Legends Tour Coming to White Horse In 2018

Published on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 in News | Slider

White Horse’s 18th hole will crown a champion at next year’s LPGA Legends Tour event.

The Seattle area is getting another professional tour event.

In March, the LPGA Legends Tour — the official “Senior Tour” of the LPGA — will make its first official visit to the Pacific Northwest when the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup comes to White Horse Golf Club, June 9-10, 2018.

The all-new event could bring some of the biggest names in LPGA history to the Northwest, including Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster, Pat Bradley, Laura Davies, Patty Sheehan, Liselotte Neumann and Michelle McGann, all of whom have been regulars on the Legends Tour, open to all women professional golfers age 45 and older.

“The Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup will be a perfect Pacific Northwest location to hold this tournament,” said Jane Blalock, Legends Tour chief executive officer and a 27-time LPGA Tour winner, in a prepared statement.

Created by Blalock in 2000, the Legends Tour has grown steadily throughout the last two decades. This year’s schedule features six events, including the first-ever Senior LPGA Championship. In addition to the White Horse event, next year’s schedule adds the first-ever U.S. Senior Women’s Open, which will significantly enhance the Tour’s profile. Since its inception, the Tour has awarded over $13 million in prize money, and raised more than $17 million for charities.

While the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup will mark the Tour’s first appearance in the Northwest, that will not be the case for most of the golfers in the field. Nearly all of the regulars on the Legends Tour competed in the LPGA Tour’s Safeco Classic at Meridian Valley Country Club from 1982-1999, while several returned in recent years for a charity event at Inglewood Golf Club in 2012 and 2013.

White Horse is an appropriate fit for the region’s first-ever LPGA Legends Tour event — it is one of the few courses in the state designed by a woman, Cynthia Dye McGarey, who crafted the original 18 in 2007, before local architect John Harbottle III softened up some of the course’s rougher edges during a partial re-design in 2011.

“I am excited that we are staging our first official tournament in the state,” Blalock said.

The 36-hole tournament will feature a 72-player field with no cut, plus a Pro-Am on Friday before the weekend event. Information regarding tickets, volunteering and more will be released soon at www.thelegendstour.com and www.whitehorsegolf.com.




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