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Sunbelt Senior Tour events in June likely to attract PGA Tour champions

The Grand Strand-based Sunbelt Senior Tour is staging a pair of tournaments in June at Legends Golf Resort that may attract Champions Tour and former PGA Tour members, and will have a pair of affiliated events that will give area golfers some playing opportunities.

The 14th South Carolina Senior Open will be held on the Moorland Course from June 15-17 and the Summer Solstice Championship will be played June 20-22 on the Heathland Course.

A pro-am will precede the first tournament on June 14 and the unique Hampton C. Auld Putting Championship that is open to anyone will be held on the Legends practice putting green on June 18.

Three amateurs will be paired with a Sunbelt Tour professional in the pro-am, which costs $125 per amateur or $100 for Legends Loyalty Club and Players Club members, and several noteworthy pros have joined the Sunbelt Tour in 2016.

They include five-time PGA Tour winners Danny Edwards, Ken Green and Blaine McCallister, 2003 PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel, PGA Tour winners Guy Boros and Donnie Hammond, two-time European Tour champion Steen Tinning, Tour winners Kevin Johnson, Tim Conley, Clark Dennis and Patrick Sheehan, and Champions Tour members Gibby Gilbert III and Gene Jones.

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