Governor Vilsack has declared Black Hawk and The Hyperion Field Club in Des Moines will host a Women’s Senior Golf Tour event this summer. The Hy-Vee Classic will run August 28th and 29th and is named after the Iowa food store chain which is the major sponsor. Hy-Vee president Ron Pearson says his interest in sponsoring a tournament grew after last summer’s U-S Senior Open. Pearson says this is the type of event that draws people to Iowa’s communities.Pearson says a women’s event is perfect for his company. He says 75-percent of their customers are women.This is the first year for the Women’s Senior Tour and one of the founders is L-P-G-A veteran Jane Blalock.Blalock says this year’s event is just the first step. She says they want to wet the appetite of Iowa golf fans and hope in the future to make it a full-fledged senior tour event.A field of 24-golfers will bid for a 250-thousand dollar purse.
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