White Horse in Kingston will be part of 2018 LPGA Legends Tour

Updated: April 3, 2017

When the LPGA Tour made its annual stop for the Safeco Classic in the Puget Sound area, it always turned out to be one of the most popular stops on the tour with some of the biggest names. Now, some of those same names will return to the Pacific Northwest in 2018.

The LPGA Legends Tour will hit the Pacific Northwest June 8-10, 2018 with the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup, part of the LPGA Legends Tour that started back in 2000 by Jane Blalock, a 27-time winner on the LPGA Tour. The tour is growing so fast that the USGA will start a U.S. Senior Women’s Open, to go along with its U.S. Senior Men’s Open.

The new event at White Horse is being put on by the Suquamish Indian Tribe, which owns the golf course as well as the Clearwater Casino Resort in Poulsbo.

The tournament will bring in some familiar names who played on the LPGA Tour including Blalock, Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster and more. The two-round tournament will be preceded by a one-day Pro-Am at White Horse.

The event has a contract for 2018 and 2019 with options for 2020 and 2021.

“I am excited that we are staging our first official tournament in the state,” said Blalock. “This will have a perfect Pacific Northwest location to hold this tournament.”

A field of 72 players is expected to tee it up for the two rounds. There will not be a cut with all players playing both days of the event.

The LPGA Legends Tour has awarded over $13 million in prize money and helped raise over $17 million for charity. For more see www.thelegendstour.com.