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LPGA to revive Portland Classic name

The LPGA’s former Safeway Classic will return to the Portland Classic name with a new sponsor this year.

The tournament of 43 years will be sponsored by Cambia Health Solutions and remain at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. Set for Aug. 28-31, the Portland Classic will benefit children’s charities in its home state of Oregon.

Last year, Suzann Pettersen defeated Stacy Lewis by two shots in a matchup of two of the LPGA’s top golfers. Several past champions are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, including JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstam.

“Hosting the world’s best women’s golfers in our backyard is tremendous exposure for the Pacific Northwest, and a fantastic way to showcase the power of health and wellness,” said Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions.

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