Birdies for Breast Cancer Presents The 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic In Partnership with The LibertyHealth Foundation
The Birdies for Breast Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic has become the premier celebrity pro-am golf event in the tri-state area. The event will feature an 18-hole Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament, a post-golf themed spirits and food experience, entertainment, and awards with LPGA stars and celebrity guests.
Celebrities and LPGA professionals that have committed to participate include Jason Kidd (Brooklyn Nets), Shaun O’Hara (New York Giants), Ken Daneyko (New Jersey Devils), Jerry Foltz (Golf Channel), Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis, Beatriz Recari, Syndee Michaels, Kathleen Ekey, Irene Cho, Sara Jane Smith, Victoria Elizabeth, Sara Brown, Nicole Hage and Veronica Felibert.
Birdies for Breast Cancer is proud to announce Fireman Capital Partners as the event’s Title Sponsor for 2013 and Duff & Phelps as its Presenting Sponsor. Corporate sponsors include Coca-Cola, Audemars Piguet, The Barclays Championship and LibertyHealth. The event will seek to raise over $500,000 for the LibertyHealth Foundation at Jersey City Medical Center, home of the Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center.
said: “The work we have done collectively to make a difference for women in our community is something I am most proud of. I am so thankful for our friends in the private and corporate community for helping in our mission to ensure that all women have access to premium and dignified health care services.”
The LPGA’s Veronica Felibert Has Arrived
Now, I like watching LPGA tournaments even more than the next guy. A lot of times, I find them more compelling than PGA tour events. So, while I had both the PGA Tour’s AT&T event and the LPGA’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on the old DVR, I watched the LPGA event first and then deleted the AT&T. What real golf fan would watch Tiger Woods win another meaningless tour event if they could watch Veronica Felibert try to win in only her 5th event on tour? It would be silly to deny how striking Felibert looks, or to suggest that I would have watched her as intently had she a more typically LPGA-player appearance. It took me a while to gather all the info:
She’s from Caracas and she played golf for USC.
Why, I must ask, does USC get all the hot women golfers? Something is very wrong over at my alma mater, UCLA. To make a long story short, Felibert wasn’t quite able to pull it off. But, she didn’t fold up like a rusty lawn chair either. Her T4 earned her over $93,000 and got her a lot of TV time.
Rookie Felibert stretches LPGA NW Arkansas lead
Veronica Felibert couldn’t have forgotten that Saturday was her 27th birthday even if she wanted to.
The LPGA rookie from Venezuela was treated to rousing renditions of “Happy Birthday” throughout her round by the crowd at the NW Arkansas Championship, and she remained on course for her best birthday present yet.
Felibert shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to stretch her lead to four strokes with a round left.
She earned her position in the final pairing by continuing her surprising run at Pinnacle Country Club, where she made the field as the second alternate. After missing the cuts in her previous three tournaments, Felibert opened with a 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead.
The 723rd-ranked player in the world followed that with a bogey-free round Saturday, capping the day with a par-saving putt on No. 18.
“There are feelings that I cannot express right now, because it is what I have dreamt all my life for,” Felibert said. “It’s pretty cool to see my name up there, but at the same time I have been trying to not think too much about it and just play one shot at a time and enjoy it.
“I’m having a lot of fun.”
Mika Miyazato and Inbee Park were tied for second and will join Felibert in the final group Sunday. Miyazato had a 65 on Saturday, and Park shot a 68. Brittany Lang had a 63, the best round of the week, to top a group of five players at 6 under.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng, the two-time defending champion and a three-time winner this year, followed her opening 73 with a 74 to miss her first cut in more than a year. Tseng’s 74 was her sixth straight round over par entering next week’s U.S. Women’s Open.