LPGA Event Finds Charity Partner 2009: Lpga Tour

LPGA event finds charity partner

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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. &8220We are proud to partner with the LPGA,&8220 said Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dan Wolterman. &8220With 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.&8220 The LPGA Tour Championship will feature 120 of the top women’s pros vying for a $1.5 million purse. Three area players &8212 led by James Sacheck of The Woodlands&8212 advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur at Tulsa, Okla. Sacheck, the Texas Amateur champion, shot 71-71&8212142 to finish in a tie for fifth in the stroke-play qualifying. Bronson Burgoon of The Woodlands (73-73&8212146) and Dustin Morris of Crosby (72-76&8212148) also reached match play, which begins today.
Four area players &8212 Bryant Lach of The Woodlands, Ryan Haselden of Houston, John Dowdall of Houston and Rice’s Robert Burrow &8212 did not make it through qualifying.
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