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Portland LPGA Event Returns For '13; Safeway To Be Presenting Sponsor
Published January 16, 2013
DESTINATION UNKNOWN: In Florida, Greg Hardwig reports the site for this year's LPGA CME Group Titleholders tournament still is "to be determined." LPGA Dir of Media Communications Mike Scanlan said the location of the tournament "will be announced early this year." The event moved to the TwinEagles Club in Naples last November "after being played at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando in 2011." The tour "did announce an extension through 2016 with title sponsor CME Group, an increase in the purse to $2 million, and in the first-place prize to $700,000, the highest on the tour." The '12 tournament "had a $1.5-million purse, and $500,000 first-place prize." Octagon Senior VP/Global Events Jeff Kleiber indicated that the "length of the extension tied into the tournament's site" (NAPLES DAILY NEWS, 1/16).