Salina Country Club— a JRI Hospitality owned property, proudly hosted the 2022 LPGA Senior Championship with a full three day event coming to an end last week. Karrie Webb was named the winner by the end of the tournament and crowned this year’s first-time Senior Champion!
The much anticipated event brought people together from around the world to participate and enjoy a weekend-long tournament filled with challenging and exhilarating activities for amateurs and professionals alike.
Annika Sorentstam vs. Karrie Webb Face Off
Annika Sorenstam played against Karrie Webb as her rival for this year’s Ladies’s Professional Golf Association Senior title. As a Swedish Professional Golfer, Annika is deemed among the best golfers in the world with more than 94 wins to her name since turning pro in 1992. A total of 73 of her professional wins are from LPGA tours and she continues to prove strong in every competition she enters.
Australian-born Karrie Webb is a professional golfer actively participating in tournaments across the globe. She has won a total of 41 LPGA tours since turning pro in 1994. Karrie is 47 years old and like Annika, is also a current member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. They’ve been long-time rivals, competing against each other in past tournaments.
Karrie Webb’s First Senior Championship Title
The 2022 LPGA Senior Championship tournament offered Karrie Webb a challenging yet rewarding victory playing against a well-experienced rival— Annika Sorenstam. Despite the loud cheers for Annika and the reputation she carried throughout her many years dominating women’s professional golf; Karrie Webb persevered. She closed with a 5-under 67, for a four-shot victory over Annika Sorenstam.
Karrie Webb was pronounced the winner, later taking the stage with thanks and appreciation for her rewards and recognition. As her first senior title, Karrie Webb played her best, telling reporters, “It was kind of a ‘game-on’ moment. Once that went in, I was like, ‘All right, here we go.’ I just knew I had to play my best golf.”
As two Hall of Fame players, the pressure was felt by them both. Annika closed with a 69, not making a birdie the rest of the way and putting Karrie in the lead. Karrie finished 14-under 202, winning her first senior title and a prize of $60,000.
Congratulations to Karrie Webb from everyone at JRI Hospitality and our community at-large!
JRI’s Salina Country Club Experience
The Salina Country Club provided a beautifully spacious and bright backdrop for the tournament. The atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and excitement from fans, spectators, amateur players, and fellow participants. Sponsored by The Bennington State Bank, a portion of the proceeds went towards supporting the Love Chloe Foundation.
JRI Hospitality is proud of the way our community came together to make the experience for everyone involved a memorable one. All the sponsors and partners assisting with accommodations and activities throughout the weekend made the 2022 LPGA Championship Tournament a success. We are happy to be a part of history and continue to offer our support towards future events that showcase the skill and passion of professional and amateur golfers.
JRI Hospitality is Committed to Supporting Our Community
JRI Hospitality and our many subsidiaries love to support our community by partnering with meaningful local initiatives. We have designed our culture to operate in such a way that promotes giving back to purposeful endeavors. Our company values center around supporting and highlighting the community relationships we foster. We are committed to providing ongoing community service.
We are extremely proud of the success of the 2022 LPGA Senior Championship and everyone involved who served with a passion and commitment towards giving back.