Saturday, October 5, 2019

Inaugural Spirit Charity Challenge Features LPGA and PGA Tour Players

Stacy Lewis and Sam Saunders lead teams of Spirit alumni and friends in the fun, charitable event Monday at Whispering Pines Golf Club

(TRINITY, Texas) – The inaugural Spirit Charity Challenge is scheduled for Monday (Oct. 7) at Whispering Pines Golf Club. LPGA Tour player Stacy Lewis and PGA Tour player Sam Saunders serve as Ambassadors for the event and will lead a team of Spirit alumni – consisting of current and former Tour players – in a friendly competition benefiting charity.

The Spirit Charity Challenge was created as a fun and charitable event to bring back and celebrate Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship alumni. Each of the nine foursomes will feature one male and one female professional golfer who will be playing a best ball with the winners receiving $100,000 to donate to the charities of their choice. Each group will also have two amateurs who will be teaming up with their professional partners to play for gold, silver and bronze medals.

“Our alumni have expressed their appreciation for the unforgettable experience of playing in the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship and will contribute to our charitable mission,” said Spirit Founder Corby Robertson, Jr. “We’ve created the Spirit Charity Challenge as a memorable reunion at Whispering Pines Golf Club to celebrate their successes and generate contributions to charities. It will be a great two days of sharing stories, playing golf and celebrating generous spirits.”

WHAT: Inaugural Spirit Charity Challenge
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
WHERE: Whispering Pines Golf Club | 1532 Whispering Pines Drive | Trinity, Texas 75862
WHO: LPGA Tour's Stacy Lewis leads the Spirit Women Alumni | PGA Tour's Sam Saunders leads the Spirit Men Alumni

Women’s Team: Paula Creamer (USA), Austin Ernst (USA), Maria Fassi (Mexico), Bronte Law (England), Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden), Gaby Lopez (Mexico), Ally McDonald (USA), Lorena Ochoa (Mexico), Lexi Thompson (USA)

Men’s Team: Roberto Diaz (Mexico), Julian Etulain (Argentina), Dylan Frittelli (South Africa), Mackenzie Hughes (Canada), Colt Knost (USA), Scottie Scheffler (USA), Ben Martin (USA), C.T. Pan (Chinese Taipei), Peter Uilhein (USA)

The Spirit Charity Challenge precedes the 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, a premiere golf event featuring the world’s best men and women amateur golfers representing their respective countries in team and individual competitions, scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at Whispering Pines. Stacy Lewis will lead the USA team which includes some of the country’s top collegiate golfers, including Cole Hammer (Houston, Texas/University of Texas), Andy Ogletree (Little Rock, Miss./Georgia Tech), Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC/Wake Forest) and Kaitlyn Papp (Austin, Texas/University of Texas).

For more information about The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship visit

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