The LPGA Tour Championship, Nov.
19-22 at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club, has selected Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as the primary benefiting charity from the tournament. Memorial Hermann, which won the nation’s top health care quality award earlier this year, will provide on-course first aid for patrons and medical support for the LPGA players. “We are proud to partner with the LPGA,“ said Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dan Wolterman. “With our state-of-the-art medical facilities and the services of the talented physicians and staff associated with the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, the athletes of the LPGA will have access to first-class medical resources.“ The LPGA Tour Championship will feature 120 of the top women’s pros vying for a $1.5 million purse. Three area players — led by James Sacheck of The Woodlands— advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur at Tulsa, Okla. Sacheck, the Texas Amateur champion, shot 71-71—142 to finish in a tie for fifth in the stroke-play qualifying. Bronson Burgoon of The Woodlands (73-73—146) and Dustin Morris of Crosby (72-76—148) also reached match play, which begins today.
Four area players — Bryant Lach of The Woodlands, Ryan Haselden of Houston, John Dowdall of Houston and Rice’s Robert Burrow — did not make it through qualifying.