SGA Board of Director, Willie Alexander makes his first hole in one
 
During the Spirit Charity Challenge on October 7, Willie Alexander makes his first hole in one on number 8 at Whispering Pines Golf Club. His playing partners Scott Williams, PGA TOUR player Sam Saunders and LPGA player Pernilla Lindberg were witness. Alexander won $2,500 for making the ace but donated it back to the SGA.



Ally McDonald & Ben Martin win inaugural Spirit Charity Challenge



Ally McDonald and Ben Martin Each Win $50,000 for Charity Donation 
with Spirit Charity Golf Title
 
TRINITY, Texas (October 7, 2019) — Spirit alumni, including LPGA and PGA Tour players, gathered for a day of fun and golf while raising money for charity in the inaugural Spirit Charity Challenge held today (Monday) at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. Stacy Lewis and Sam Saunders served as ambassadors for the event.
 
Pictured above is Spirit Founder Corby Robertson, Jr., with the field which included LPGA Tour players, Austin Ernst, Maria Fassi, Bronte Law, Pernilla Lindberg, Gaby Lopez, Ally McDonald, Lorena Ochoa, Emma Talley and Lexi Thompson and PGA Tour players Roberto Diaz, Julian Etulain, Dylan Frittelli, Mackenzie Hughes, Colt Knost, Scottie Sheffler, Ben Martin and Peter Uilhein.
 
LPGA’s Ally McDonald and PGA Tour’s Ben Martin captured the championship and total of $100,000 to donate to their charity of choice.
 
McDonald donated her $50,000 to Itawamba Crossroads Ranch. When completed, the ranch will be a privately funded, non-profit residential community for high functioning special needs adults just north of Fulton, Miss.
 
Martin donated his $50,000 to College Golf Fellowship, a faith-based organization for college golfers and coaches.
 
The Spirit Golf Association has contributed more than $12 million to its charitable activities.
 
The Spirit Charity Challenge precedes the 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, a premiere golf event featuring the world’s best men and women amateur golfers representing their respective countries in team and individual competitions, scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at Whispering Pines. 
 
About Whispering Pines Golf Club:
Just 80 miles north of Houston along the shores of Lake Livingston sits Whispering Pines Golf Club, one of the best private golf clubs in the country. The club was founded not only to offer its discerning members a superior golf experience on an exceptional course, but it also was created to promote amateur golf and to benefit charitable causes on a local, national and international level. Whispering Pines is ranked #1 in Texas and #54 in the country by Golf Digest.

For more information about Whispering Pines Golf Club or The Spirit Golf Association, visit eitherWhisperingPinesGolfClub.com or TheSpiritGolf.com, respectively.
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