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Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
May 13-19, 2013 • Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove • Mobile, Alabama
Official Website: MobileBayLPGAClassic.com
The LPGA and Mobile, Alabama, have a long history and in 2013 these top athletes on tour will return to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The Mobile Bay LPGA Classic will be held May 13-19, 2013 on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove in Mobile. The tournament was sponsored by 55 Water, the largest commercial office building in New York City. The building is owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and houses tenants from around the world.

“This sponsorship gives us a great opportunity to market 55 Water nationally and internationally,” said Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. “This LPGA event offers a unique opportunity to reach international prospects and should be very beneficial to 55 Water,” said Dr. Bronner. “Audiences in China and other key markets are fascinated with golf. While watching four days of world-class golf, international viewers will see ads highlighting 55 Water as a great location for large office space in New York. This is by far the cheapest and best method for such international exposure,” said Dr. Bronner.

“More than half of the LPGA viewership on the Golf Channel is international business leaders,” said Dr. Bronner. “This media exposure will make business leaders aware of 55 Water even before they have their staff look for property in New York. The overall message will be when looking for office space in New York, think 55 Water.”

At 54 stories and 3.8 million square feet, 55 Water Street is the second largest privately owned office building in the country and is situated on 3.7 acres. It boasts multiple open spaces that enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan.

New York City’s Vietnam Veterans Plaza is located at 55 Water. This outdoor plaza includes Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Walk of Honor and history panels in memory of Vietnam veterans. Consequently, Hope for the Warriors was the charity of choice for the LPGA tournament. Hope For The Warriors is a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

In 2012, the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic winner Stacy Lewis managed to card four rounds in the 60s. Lewis earned her second LPGA Tour victory of 2012 after firing rounds of 68-67-67-69, becoming the first winner of the season to record this feat.

Rolex Rankings No. 9 Lewis entered the fourth round with a two-stroke lead over No. 12 Brittany Lincicome, three shots ahead of No. 109 Karine Icher and four strokes ahead of No. 20 Karrie Webb and No. 38 rookie Lexi Thompson. Thompson worked her way up the leaderboard and battled for the top spot with Lewis throughout the round, but a tap-in putt for par secured the win to Lewis by just one stroke.

For more information on the sponsor visit 55water.com. More information on Hope for the Warriors can be found at hopeforthewarriors.org.
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