LPGA Legends golfers prepare for weekend tourney at Falmouth CC

Posted June 21, 2012, at 9:15 p.m.
LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez lines up a put at the Falmouth Country Club Thursday June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend.
LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez lines up a put at the Falmouth Country Club Thursday June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend. Buy Photo
LPGA Legends Tour golfer Kris Tschetter watches a drive at the Falmouth Country Club on Thursday, June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend.
LPGA Legends Tour golfer Kris Tschetter watches a drive at the Falmouth Country Club on Thursday, June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend. Buy Photo
LPGA Legends Tour golfer Sherri Steinhauer chips her ball to the green at the Falmouth Country Club on Thursday, June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend.
LPGA Legends Tour golfer Sherri Steinhauer chips her ball to the green at the Falmouth Country Club on Thursday, June 21, 2012 during a Pro-Am round ahead of the Hannaford Community Challenge Tournament this weekend. Buy Photo

FALMOUTH — Thirty-two golfers from the LPGA Legends Tour warmed up for this weekend’s Hannaford Community Challenge with the event’s pro-am Thursday.

The Hannaford Community Challenge field will feature 40 Legends of the LPGA, including seven Hall of Famers: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Donna Caponi, JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan and Hollis Stacy.

The first round of play on Saturday will feature area junior golfers from The First Tee of Maine program in each professional pairing. Twenty girls and boys will tee it up alongside the professionals and play 18 holes in their own minitournament while the Legends post their first-round scores.

Final-round play on Sunday will feature the Legends exclusively as they vie for the $30,000 winner’s check and an official Legends Tour championship.

“Falmouth has always been highly regarded as a competitive golf venue, and we believe we’re going to see an exciting contest played by true ‘legends’ of the game,” said Jason Harris, Falmouth CC general manager.

“But this is about more than just our club. It’s a testament to the unique quality of golf that only the state of Maine can offer.”

Charities supported by the Hannaford Community Challenge, presented by Kraft Foods, include The First Tee of Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine.

All of the ticket proceeds support the charities, and fans have an opportunity at purchase to specify which charity they would like to support. Tickets are $10 each and available online at thelegendstour.com/tickets or at the gate on tournament days.

The gates open on each day at 7:30 p.m. with tee times starting at 8 a.m. on each day.

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