LIFE in the SOUTH

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LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer take to Daufuskie’s Haig Point on September 22.

Val Skinner, six-time LPGA winner and veteran, founder of LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) and the Val Skinner Foundation, host of LIFE in the South.The LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) in the South event, hosted by the Val Skinner Foundation, will take place September 22 at the Haig Point Golf Club on Daufuskie Island. LPGA pros scheduled to participate include Hall of Fame members Beth Daniel and Nancy Lopez, and pros Laura Diaz, Christina Kim and Brittany Lincicome, among others.

A clinic, titled LIFE’s Lessons, will be offered to sponsors who are still learning to play golf. This clinic will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. by former US Open and LPGA champion Jane Geddes and South Carolina Teacher of the Year Krista Dunton.

In addition, two Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) stars, Gigi Fernandez and Kathy Rinaldi, will make an appearance. Fernandez is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 17-time Grand Slam winner who played on the WTA for 15 years and won two singles titles.

Rinaldi had a 15-year career on the WTA tour where she reached a career-high ranking number seven in the world. She was the youngest player to win a match at Wimbledon in 1981, a record that stood for a decade. Rinaldi won three singles events and two doubles events.