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LPGA announces new event in Mobile Alabama

The event will be played on the course that hosted the Mitchell Co. Tournament of Champions since 1999. From Golf Week-

The LPGA announced Thursday the creation of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, to be played Sept. 8-14 on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Plantation on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile, Ala. The full-field event is also scheduled to be played in 2009 and 2010.

“Mobile has hosted the Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions on Mobile’s Magnolia Grove courses for the past eight years,” said Mobile mayor Samuel Jones. “We look forward to adding the new tournament in Mobile and are confident it also will be a tremendous success.”

The TOC is discontinued whereas the new event is a full field. It also comes in a the second of three southern based LPGA stops. The scheduling and new format look sensible to me.

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