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The LPGA will return as Portland Classic

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Classic is making a comeback.

The LPGA's annual tournament stop at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, known as the Safeway Classic for the past 18 years, has a new sponsor in locally based Cambia Health Solutions.

The tour stop, which dates back 43 years, is the oldest non-major on the LPGA tour. The Portland Classic was its original name.

The 72-hole tournament with a purse of $1.3 million will be played at Columbia Edgewater from Aug. 28-31. Suzann Pettersen won the tournament last year by two strokes over runner-up Stacy Lewis.

Proceeds from the Portland Classic will benefit children's charities in Oregon.