— Event Helps Inspire Girls To Reach Education Goals Through Golf —

TEMEVicky Hurst hi fiveCULA, Calif. – (April 8, 2014) – Coming off a nearly week-long majors stint in the Palm Springs area, many of the LPGA’s top players headed west on Monday, April 7 to play amid the Temecula Valley wine country and support a worthy cause. Nineteen pro players, along with 101 other golfers, participated in the 2nd Annual KoreAm Pro-Am, an event that hosts LPGA invited players and raises awareness for the LPGA Foundation whose mission is to empower and inspire girls and women through the game of golf, on the links at Journey at Pechanga. LPGA pros including Chella Choi, Vicky Hurst, Birdie Kim and more joined together with invited guests to take on the 7,219 yard, par-72, championship Journey at Pechanga course.

“All the help we can get on tour, it’s all so helpful,” said LPGA pro Vicky Hurst. “From one-day pro-ams throughout the year, it makes such a difference. They support us and we support them for this great cause. We appreciate all they do for us.”

As result of the tournament, $5,000.00 was donated to the LPGA Foundation. Established in 1991, the organization supports junior golf programs, scholarships and financial assistance programs for women and young ladies. The foundation has four main goals: to develop and maintain junior golf programs across the country; to develop and maintain scholarship programs for junior golfers; to maintain a financial assistance fund for those in the golf industry; and to conduct research and develop educational activities related to golf instruction. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, one of the foundation’s programs, has established The LPGA Foundation as a leader in the golf industry in youth initiatives.

The highly anticipated KoreAM 2014 Pro-AM included the Korean superstars of ladies golf including Birdie Kim, Vicki Hurst, Charlie Wi, Jennifer Song, Chella Choi, Ilee lee, Jenny Shin, Irene Cho, Jee Young Lee, M.J. Hur, Jeong Jang, Mi Hyang Lee, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Tiffany Joh, Mindy Kim, Hee Won Han, Christine Song, Jenny Suh and Angela Park. This elite group of 19 pro golfers challenged the golf course together with their fans or partners.

“I love meeting new people and I love how golf allows you to meet different types of people and just enjoy yourself,” said LPGA pro Rebecca Lee-Bentham about the tournament.


Courtesy of: Ciara Green



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