Inkster set to defend in Minneapolis area event in August
LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Juli Inkster Returns to
The Meadows at Mystic Lake for the 2nd Annual Land O’Lakes Legends Classic
(Prior Lake, Minn. – June 1, 2022) – Field commitments for the 2nd annual Land O’Lakes Legends Classic presented by The Meadows at Mystic Lake, an official tournament on the Legends of the LPGA schedule, are rolling in as the deadline for entries officially closes July 11. Defending champion Juli Inkster wasted no time in firming up her return to the greater Minneapolis area; she’s been on the evolving roster since tournament organizers announced the event’s return earlier this year.
“I really enjoyed playing here last year,” says Inkster, a 31-time LPGA Tour champion with seven major championship titles to her credit. “I love this part of the country.” Inkster is set to defend at The Meadows at Mystic Lake on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, in a 36-hole tournament that will feature a field of 40 Legends of the LPGA age 45+. There is no cut. Four top senior women amateurs from the region playing alongside the Legends will round out the field of 44.
A member of the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame, Inkster played in nine Solheim Cup competitions from 2000-2011 and served as captain of the American team in 2015, 2017, and 2019. Her major championship titles include two U.S. Women’s Open wins in 1999 and 2002. Inkster remains one of only five women to have won the U.S. Women’s Amateur three years in a row (1980, 1981, and 1982). Recently, the USGA named Inkster as the recipient of the 2022 Bob Jones Award, the Association's highest honor awarded for character, respect, and sportsmanship in the game of golf.
“I was thrilled to win the first Land O’Lakes Legends Classic last year,” says Inkster. “The course was in fabulous shape, and it was fun to play. I am excited to return to The Meadows and defend.”
Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for a two-day pass and include free parking. 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, visit the tournament website, LegendsClassicMN.com, or purchase at the main gate on tournament days.
An 18-hole pro-am featuring teams of four amateurs and a Legend is set for Friday, August 12. To play or sponsor, please contact Jim Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic, visit LegendsClassicMN.com and follow the tournament on Instagram and Facebook at @legendsclassicmn.
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: Sue Fracker, 617-513-4716, email@example.com
PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Sharp