DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 16, 2014 – The Epson Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that 48-time LPGA Tour winner Nancy Lopez will serve as an Honorary Chairperson of the 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic, which will be held at Brook Lea Country Club the week of July 13-19.
Lopez will be on site in Rochester during the week of the event to interact with fans, players and sponsors and participate in the closing ceremonies on Sunday.
“I’m excited to be part of the 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic,” said Nancy Lopez. “I hated missing the 2014 LPGA Tour event in Rochester, it just killed me, so I can’t wait to get back to Rochester, it is like home to me.”
Lopez, who won three LPGA Championships in 1978, 1985 and 1989, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. She exploded onto the LPGA scene in her rookie year of 1978 when she won nine tournaments and captured the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average, the LPGA Player of the Year and the LPGA Rookie of the Year. Lopez won three LPGA Tour majors during her career and was LPGA Player of the Year four times.
In 1978, Lopez won a record-setting five tournaments in a row, which culminated, with a win at the LPGA Tournament at Locust Hill Country Club. She has been a favorite personality in the Rochester area ever since.
“Nancy Lopez is one of the greatest women’s golfers of all-time and the Rochester community loves her dearly,” said Tournament Chair, Mike Vadala. “We are very excited to have her be a part of the 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic. Nancy is an inspiration to many of the Epson Tour players so her presence is not only a great opportunity for our fans, but also the Epson Tour players.”
The 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic will feature the top 144 aspiring LPGA Tour professionals. This event marks the 39th consecutive year that Rochester, New York will host a professional women’s golf tournament.
For more information about the 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic visit http://danielledowneyclassic.com or call 585-943-0523. Tickets are also on sale at all area Wegmans and proceeds from the Toyota Danielle Downey Classic will benefit the Hillside Work Scholarship Program.
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