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Aurora Health Care Futures Golf Tournament Set For May 30 June 1

Friday, May 02, 2003

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks of Little Chute is among the FUTURES tour money leaders who have been listed on the preliminary player roster for the upcoming Aurora Health Care FUTURES Charity Golf Classic. Erdmann-Crooks is currently ranked 30th in tour earnings. This year’s tournament will be held May 30 to June 1 at the Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.

Other Wisconsin golfers on the roster include Patti Frohna of Waukesha and Breinnan Pirk of Racine. Also on the roster are 25 of the top money leaders from this year’s tour. This year’s player roster includes women golfers from as far away as Korea, France, England, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Iceland and Finland.

The Aurora Health Care-sponsored tournament is part of the official developmental tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. The FUTURES Charity Golf Classic is known to golfers as “the Road to the LPGA.” FUTURES alumni include LPGA players Lorena Ochoa and Beth Bauer. Two years ago, Bauer was the Aurora Health Care FUTURES tournament winner. Ochoa, who was the leading money winner in last year’s FUTURES tour, is in her first year on the LPGA. Other current LPGA players who have appeared in the Aurora FUTURES event include Anna Acker-Macosko of Marshfield and Sue Ginter-Brooker of Appleton.

Aurora Health Care and the FUTURES tour are committed to developing the skills and dreams of young women golfers and establishing role models for our youth. Proceeds from the event go to the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute and The Healing Center: A Safe Space for Sexual Abuse Survivors.

Media & Registration Day will be Wednesday, May 28, with a Meet-the-Pro Party scheduled for that evening. A Pro-Am event will be Thursday, May 29. Tournament play will begin Friday, May 30 and continue through Sunday, June 1.

Passes to the tournament are $5 for one day or $10 for three days. They may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at Ironwood Golf Course.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora has care sites in 75 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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