Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:11 GMT
- May 31 at 2 p.m., the ASU Honey Beez will debut on nationwide TV!- Free & open to the public! WHEN: Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m.WHERE: ASU's J. Garrick Hardy Student Center, near the Dunn-Oliver AcadomeMore >>
On Friday May 31st the ASU the Honey Beez, the University's plus-sized dance team, will make their national television debut on the Steve Harvey Show. To celebrate ASU will hold a watch party on May 31st at 2pm in the new J. Garrick Hardy Student Center located near the Dunn-Oliver Acadome & Shuttlesworth Dining Hall. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:45:54 GMT
From the Alabama Department of Public Health: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Houston County Health Department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,More >>
Two Alabama residents have died from a respiratory illness that doctors and health officials have been unable to explain. Five more from Alabama have been hospitalized. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:45:45 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
Learn how you can help victims of severe weather recover in the Plains States...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
Desmonte Leonard the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer will have a status hearing on October 15th. At the last meeting both parties had expressed intentions to meet in AugustMore >>
Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer still has no expectation on when he will go to trial.More >>
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
The RTJ Capitol Hill Golf Course is Prattville is preparing for a big week of golf as the Navistar LPGA Classic kicks off later today. The best female golfers in the world are either on their way or will soon be in Prattville to take part in the tournament.
It will be a busy week on the Senator course. The tournament itself starts on Thursday, but today there is a qualifying round for the final two spots in the tournament. Practice rounds begin tomorrow, with the Pro-am tournament set for Wednesday.
17-year-old Lexi Thompson, the defending champion will be back. Her victory at last year's Navistar LPGA made her the youngest winner in LPGA tour history. She'll be up against Yani Tseng of Taiwan, number one in the world, and Stacy Lewis of the U.S., second in the world.
Bill Lang, RTJ Director of Public Relation says, "we have the top two in the world coming who have been battling it out all year for the number one spot. Plus we have Lexi Thompson who made history last year as a 16-year-old, the youngest to ever win. Locally, Karlin Beck of Montgomery will play her first professional tournament at the course with the LPGA, so we're hoping she does really well."
Navistar is providing free admission and free parking to the tournament and those who attend are invited to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, the benefactor of the event. This charity helps wounded service members adjust back to normal life, empowering and honoring them at the same time.
The LPGA Navistar Classic is a family-friendly event. The golfers take the time to talk with fans and sign autographs, especially during the practice rounds early in the week.
In addition to the serious golf fans, there will be a lot of school groups out there and kids who come with their parents hoping to get an autograph from every golfer.
Lang explains that "the LPGA has come up with a slogan of, It's different out there, and it is. These are people who are professional athletes who are amazing, but they are fun and they're interactive. It's a great, low-key, not a snobby, hush-hush atmosphere. We want big crowds and fun crowds. Players, when they hit a good shot love to be cheered, so come and be loud at the right time. If they're putting, we'll be quiet."
It's a great opportunity for folks to take advantage of a world class golf tournament coming to the area.
Fans can follow the LPGA and the golfers on twitter. Each player will have her twitter name on the back of her caddy's bib. And WSFA 12 News will be live at the tournament, following the action all week.