- Legends Classic MN
Full field announced for Minneapolis area Legends Classic
(Prior Lake, Minnesota - August 2, 2022) - The Land O’Lakes Legends Classic presented by The Meadows at Mystic Lake is set to welcome 40 Legends of the LPGA and four senior women amateurs on August 13-14 to the greater Minneapolis area for the second consecutive year.
Last year’s champion, LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, will return to defend while a few familiar faces will tee off for the first time at The Meadows at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Legends of the LPGA, which was founded in 2000, is the official senior tour of the LPGA, showcasing the talents of former LPGA Tour players aged 45 and older.
Amy Alcott, a World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame member with 29 LPGA Tour wins and five major championship titles, is one of the newcomers to the event, along with World Golf Hall of Fame member and 16-time LPGA Tour champion Jan Stephenson.
LPGA Tour standouts Liselotte Neumann (13 LPGA wins), Danielle Ammaccapane (7 LPGA wins), Brandie Burton (5 LPGA wins), Maria Hjorth (5 LPGA wins), and Lorie Kane (4 LPGA wins) are also slated to make their first appearances in the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic.
Returning notables include Inkster and Hall of Famers Nancy Lopez and Hollis Stacy as well as LPGA Tour past champions Rosie Jones (13 LPGA wins), Christa Johnson (9 LPGA wins), Tammie Green (7 LPGA wins), Michelle McGann (7 LPGA wins), and Pat Hurst (6 LPGA wins).
Jones and Johnson finished a shot behind Inkster in last year’s Land O’Lakes Legends Classic at The Meadows for a T2 finish. McGann tied for 5th place in the 2021 staging.
“I enjoyed the layout of the course last year – and it was in fantastic shape,” said McGann. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the new friends I made last year. I’m so glad to be coming back to such a great venue.”
Minnesota natives Michele Redman and Lisa Grimes will also make their second appearances. Redman co-owns the event with Jim Lehman, president of Medalist Management and former president of the Minnesota Golf Association.
“I’m really excited about the field this year,” said Redman, a two-time LPGA Tour winner with four wins on the Legends of the LPGA. “I think it will be even more competitive than last year. I have been working on my game pretty hard to get ready, but I’m also just really looking forward to seeing everyone out here. It will be a great celebration of women’s golf.”
Combining for 215 wins on the LPGA Tour and 25 major championship titles, this year’s full field also features 13 past champions on the Legends of the LPGA, including five who lead the Legends circuit in wins carded: Rosie Jones (8), Juli Inkster (6), Michele Redman (4), Christa Johnson (4), and Lorie Kane (4).
Four area senior women amateurs who appeared in last year’s event have been invited to return to compete alongside the Legends during tournament rounds. Returning amateur golfers include Leigh Klasse of Cumberland, Wisconsin, Adele Peterson of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Claudia Pilot of Brainerd, Minnesota, and Brenda Williams of Hopkins, Minnesota.
To see the full field, visit LegendsClassicMN.com/players-field.
Official tournament rounds of 18 holes each will be held on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. Tee times start at 9 a.m. both days.
Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for a two-day pass and include free parking adjacent to the golf course. Children 17 and under accompanied by a ticketed adult as well as active and retired military with ID will be granted free admission.
For tickets and event information, visit LegendsClassicMN.com.
About Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2021 annual sales of $16 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 219 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 100 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production, including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United, and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
About the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country. It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County and attract millions of visitors to the region.
About the Legends of the LPGA
The Legends of the LPGA is the official senior tour of the LPGA providing competitive opportunities for LPGA Tour professionals and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by twenty-five veteran LPGA Tour professionals with the goal of continuing to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time. Legends of the LPGA members, including 15 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, have combined for over 750 LPGA Tour victories including eighty-four major championships. Legends of the LPGA has helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. For more information on the Legends of the LPGA, visit LegendsoftheLPGA.com or follow the Legends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @legendsofthelpga.
· Jim Lehman, 612.865.8311, email@example.com
· For Land O’Lakes: Brooke Dillon, 621.202.1670
· For the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community/The Meadows at Mystic Lake: Madeleine Rush, 651-214-6937, firstname.lastname@example.org
· For Legends of the LPGA: Sue Fracker, 617.513.4716, email@example.com