Inkster goes low to claim title at Suquamish Clearwater Legends

Updated: July 3, 2019

Californian Juli Inkster was a wire-to-wire winner at the second annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing. The LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member posted a final-round score of 7-under 66 to finish at 15-under 131 at White Horse Golf Club. Inkster played two bogey-free rounds and added final-round birdies on hole Nos. 16 and 18 to win by four strokes over runner-up Michele Redman of Minnesota. 

Redman recorded a final-round score of 66 for a two-day total of 11-under 134.

Inkster earned the first of her 31 LPGA Tour victories at the 1983 Safeco Classic in Washington state as an LPGA rookie, so she admittedly looked forward to coming back years later where her storied career began.  Redman didn’t allow Inkster to coast on nostalgia, however. The LPGA player-turned college-coach birdied holes 8, 9 and 10 to move within one shot of Inkster. 

Inkster won $25,000 of the $200,000 purse in the 36-hole tournament, but more importantly to the consummate multi-tasker, she got the chance to compete in her packed schedule that juggles television commentary duties for Fox Sports and 2019 preparation as captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team for the third time.

Great Britain’s Trish Johnson, winner of the 2018 event, tied for third with Oklahoman Moira Dunn-Bohls at 8-under 138.

Oregon’s Lara Tennant was the low amateur in the event, with four amateur invitees in the field. Tennant tied for 17th at 5-over 151.