(Published April 24, 2007, 4:30 p.m.)
Professional women golfers will tee it up for the second year at Geneva National Golf Club as The Aurora Health Care Championship takes center stage June 1-3.
More than 140 golfers from around the world will continue their quests to gain coveted Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) exemptions. The developmental tour, known as the Duramed FUTURES Tour, includes 18 tour stops across the country culminating in Albany, N.Y.
The Lake Geneva event, sponsored locally by Aurora Health Care, has increased its purse to $90,000 this year, with first place receiving $12,600 and second place, $9,000.
Song-Hee Kim, a teenager from South Korea, won last year's event and was one of five FUTURES Tour players to receive LPGA exemptions this year. Notable Duramed alumnae include Laura Davies, Lorena Ochoa, Grace Park and Karrie Webb.
"Last year's tournament was a tremendous success, not only in terms of participation, but also in terms of fan turnout," said Howard Storck, Tournament Director. "Geneva National and Aurora Health Care are teaming up once again to host one of the premier events of the season for these women professional golfers. From the excellent course conditions to the accommodations and staff services, everything is first class."
Ticket prices are $7.50 per day or $15 for all four days, which includes the pro-am on Thursday, May 31. A $40 family ticket package includes four single-day tickets, four hot dogs or hamburgers and four sodas. Children under 12 are admitted free. Free parking is available on the Geneva National grounds.
For more information on the Aurora Health Care Championship please visit www.AuroraChampionship.org.
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