Dates Set for LPGA Return to French Lick

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Trish Johnson won the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship in July. (photo courtesy French Lick Resort) Trish Johnson won the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship in July. (photo courtesy French Lick Resort)
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The LPGA Tour has set a date for the return of the Senior LPGA Championship to French Lick. The inaugural event, which took place last month on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, is part of a five-year commitment.

The Senior LPGA Championship, which this year was won by Trish Johnson, will take place October 15-17, 2018. The Symetra Tour, which is the official development tour of the LPGA, will also return for the Donald Ross Classic at French Lick July 12-14 of next year.

The October event will feature 81 players, including LPGA Hall of Famers, current LPGA members and major champions over the age of 45, competing on the Pete Dye Course for a $600,000 total purse. The Symetra Tour event will take place on the Donald Ross Course for a total purse of $200,000.

The events will be televised on the Golf Channel.

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