2010 Navistar LPGA Classic comes to a close

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Prattville, AL (WSFA) – The final strokes of the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic ended with a celebration on the green.  It was a big win for Katherine Hull and for the entire River Region.

"Crowds are most likely the biggest we've ever had in our four year existence," said Tournament Director Jonathan Romeo.

Romeo says they couldn't have asked for a better weekend—complete with great weather, a close field, and growing name recognition.

"We're only getting bigger.  If you look at where we are this year and where we were four years ago, it's a big difference," Romeo added.

It's what keeps folks like Gloria Parks coming back year after year.

Parks said, "My favorite part is just watching all the girls.  I love to see strong women and they inspire me."

And golfers say fans are a big part of their experience.  In fact, they say it could even change the outcome of their game.

Tournament winner Katherine Hull said, "It's amazing to see the support and the energy that we can draw from them in a round.  It's nice that they come out, and if they can learn something, it's even better."

As the tournament wrapped up, fans picked up some autographs and advice from the pro's, while organizers hoped to learn a thing or two from them.

"We're listening to what we got from fan surveys and what the general public was saying to us," said Romeo.

They're working to make the next tournament bigger and better, and fans can't wait to get back.

"I'll be back in 2011, and I'll be back in 2012," Parks said.

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