September 28, 2007
Albany - In just over two decades, Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez has built her charity golf tournament into one of the premiere events in the area.
The field for the 22 annual tournament to benefit Hospice filled once again with 22 teams playing the morning flight and 22 more in the afternoon on Friday.
The tournament host riding around the course thanking all the players for helping a cause so dear to her heart.
The players were thankful they could play one of Nancy's golf shots.
A new enthusiasm for the game saw Lopez return for a number of LPGA events where she admits the rust showed in her game.
Nancy says her golf game is getting better and her scores will soon reflect that improvement.
Nancy Lopez said "Things are inching closer to a better score. My driver is getting better. My iron play is getting better. My putter has been pretty solid the whole year. Everything else has been a little rusty but it is coming."
Nancy Lopez played in six LPGA tournaments this year but did not make the cut in any of those events.
She says she plans to play in select LPGA tournaments in 2008.