LPGA Futures event set for Frederick

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The LPGA Futures Tour announced Tuesday that it has added a tournament to its 2012 schedule in Frederick.

The Challenge at Musket Ridge will be held Aug. 20-26 at Musket Ridge Golf Club. The inaugural event will be the only current women's professional golf tournament in Maryland. The LPGA Futures Tour will partner with the Frederick County Commission for Women to run the event, which will help support local women's and children's charities.

The LPGA Futures Tour hosted two previous tournaments in Maryland: in Queenstown from 2004 to 2007 and in Beltsville in 2004 and 2005. Winners of Futures events in Maryland include current LPGA Tour member Mollie Fankhauser and former LPGA players Candy Hannemann, Simi Mehra and Ashley Hoagland.

"We are excited to add Maryland to our official 2012 tour schedule" said the Tour's CEO, Zayra F. Calderon. "This area has a strong following of golf fans and we're certain they will enjoy watching the next generation of LPGA stars compete in their backyard. We look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with the Frederick County Commission for Women and continuing to work with them to help support a number of great charities in the Frederick County area."