LPGA State Farm Classic Extends Contract with Title Sponsor

LPGA State Farm ClassicSPRINGFIELD - The LPGA State Farm Classic has renewed its contract with title sponsor, State Farm through 2011, Executive Director Kate Peters announced. The tournament will celebrate a milestone 35th anniversary in 2010, making it one of the longest running tournaments on the Tour. The 72-hole LPGA State Farm Classic will be held June 10-13 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield.

"State Farm has been a generous sponsor and strong partner of this tournament for 17 years, helping us make the LPGA State Farm Classic more successful each year," Peters said. "We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to celebrating 35 years in 2010." 

State Farm has committed to a two year contract extension through 2011 and will maintain the $1.7 million purse.

"We are proud to support the LPGA State Farm Classic," said Mark Gibson, assistant vice president of advertising for State Farm. "Our continued partnership has afforded us not only the opportunity to be a part of a successful professional tournament but also the chance to make a difference in area communities through the charitable contributions this tournament provides."

"We are pleased to continue this long-standing partnership with State Farm and look forward to celebrating 35 years of the tournament in Springfield in 2010," said LPGA Acting Commissioner Marty Evans, a native of Springfield. "This tournament has produced great champions and has served as an exemplary model for community support. We applaud the commitment and support of the sponsors and staff who have made the LPGA State Farm Classic one of the LPGA's longest-running traditions."

The 2010 LPGA State Farm Classic tournament week is scheduled for June 7-13 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. For more information, please visit www.lpgastatefarmclassic.com


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