Nine of the world's top amateur and college female golfers will participate in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, tournament officials announced Thursday.
Top-ranked amateur Lydia Ko, No. 4-ranked Georgia Hall and Alison Lee of Valencia are among the competitors in the tournament, scheduled for April 1 to 7 at Mission Hills Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, according to tournament spokesman Brian Robin.
Doris Chen, Lindy Duncan, Camilla Hedberg, Isabelle Lendl, Stephanie Meadow and Ashlan Ramsey are among the other competitors.
"These young players have grown up watching the winners make the iconic leap into Poppie's Pond and it is a thrill for them to be able to follow in their heroes' footsteps," said Tournament Director Gabe Codding.
World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will host the tournament's celebrity pro-am. Sorenstam is three-time winner of the Kraft Nabisco, the LPGA's first major tournament of the year.
The celebrity field includes Ray Romano, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, Alice Cooper, Joe Theismann, Scott Wolf and Ron Perlman.
Tickets are $15 for the celebrity pro-am and $25 for any one-day ticket - - valid Thursday to Sunday -- and $225 for a weeklong pass, which includes valet parking. Tickets for the 18th Green Suites, which include private seating, food, drinks and parking, start at $180.
For tickets, call (760) 324-4546 or go to www.kncgolf.com.