Can TJ Defend Her Title?

Trish Johnson Hopes to Defend Legends Cup Title in Seattle

England’s Trish Johnson will lead a field of top contenders at this year’s second annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing and returns to the Pacific Northwest hoping to defend her title as champion. Set for June 6-8, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort’s White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Wash., the three-time Legends Tour winner hopes to maintain the momentum she started with her win at the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship in 2017. She also tied for runner-up honors with Juli Inkster two weeks ago at the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.


“I’m excited to defend because I love the course and really look forward to returning to the area,” said Johnson, who won last year’s inaugural event by five strokes with an opening-round score of 66. “I’m going to try to beat my score from last year.”


The entire list of top-10 finishers from last year’s tournament will return to White Horse, including runner-up Lisa Grimes and third-place finisher Michelle McGann.


LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame players in the field will be Washington native JoAnne Carner, Juli Inkster of California, and Florida residents Hollis Stacy and 2019 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Jan Stephenson, a native of Australia.


New to the tournament field this year will be Legends Tour players Danielle Ammaccapane, Janet Anderson, Wendy Doolan, Sue Ertl, Tammie Green, Juli Inkster, Christa Johnson and Tina Tombs.


Maria Hjorth McBride will also make her first appearance at the event in her Legends Tour debut. The native of Sweden won five LPGA Tour events and competed as a member of the European Solheim Cup Team from 2002-2011.

Author, Lisa D. Mickey