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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic returns Jan. 23-29, 2017
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Volunteers Being Sought For Tournament Week

Paradise Island, Bahamas – For the third time in its five-year history, the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will kick off the LPGA season. Preparations are underway for the $1.4 million tournament scheduled for Jan. 23-29, 2017, at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island. It marks the second tournament in as many months in The Bahamas following the Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods.

Expectations are high for more drama at the Ocean Club after the proceedings of the 2016 tournament. Hyo Joo Kim captured her third title on the LPGA Tour with a final round 7-under par 66 and 18-under 274 total to defeat Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist and 2015 champion Sei Young Kim by two strokes. Meanwhile, Ha Na Jang made history during the third round by holing her tee shot at the short par 4 eighth hole for the first albatross in LPGA Tour history on a par 4.

“This is certainly an exciting time for golf in The Bahamas with Ha Na Jang's albatross at the 2016 tournament and the return of golf great, Tiger Woods at the 2016 Hero World Challenge,” said Virginia Kelly, Sport Tourism Director at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. “We are looking forward to not only hosting another successful year of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, but we also are in eager anticipation of The Bahamas taking it's position as a choice destination for golf in the Caribbean.”

“As a title sponsor of the tournament and an official LPGA partner, we are extremely excited to support the LPGA and are proud to continue our partnership with an organization that empowers and showcases the best female golf professionals in the world,” said John Price, President of Perio Inc., parent company of Pure Silk.

Officials of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic announced today that they are accepting volunteers to work at the tournament. Volunteers will receive an official Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic logo shirt and cap, free breakfast and lunch on assigned workdays, a tournament badge, free parking, and an invitation to the volunteer celebration party. There is no fee to volunteer. Those interested in supporting the tournament should view the list of committees and register at http://www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com/volunteer. For questions, contact Emily Norell, Tournament Director, at emily@globalgolfmanagement.com.

“With the start of the 2017 LPGA season in January we are excited to be the first event,” Norell said. “Going into our fifth edition of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic we understand the importance of being the lead event and how volunteers play such an important role to ensure a positive start. The program has grown over the years and includes more than 400 volunteers. The Bahamian community has been dedicated to working hard and putting 100 percent effort into making this event the success that it is today. Over 15 local groups are involved tournament week including banks, Rotary Clubs, schools and the Bahamas Golf Federation. We can’t say thank you enough and this tournament truly would not be possible without them.”

Applications for media credentials are now being accepted. Media organizations can log into lpgamediacredentials.com to make requests. A completed application is not a guarantee of credential approval. For more tournament information, contact the Tournament Office at +1 242 601 8308 or visit www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com.

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