CORNING, N.Y., April 20 (UPI) -- The board of directors of the LPGA Corning Classic said Monday this will be the final year for the women's golf tournament because of economics.
Tournament President Jack Benjamin said anticipated revenues "would not support the components needed to successfully host a major event like this in our community moving forward."
The LPGA Corning Classic has been on the women's tour since 1979. This year's tournament May 21-24, will be the 31st.
Leta Lindley won last year's event in a playoff over Jeong Jang. Other champions over the years have included Annika Sorenstam, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Beth Daniel and Betsy King.
Corning Inc., a glass and ceramics manufacturer, is the longest continual sponsor of an LPGA Tour event.