Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Kroger Classic essentials



When: Today-Sunday: Player practice (today); Sara Lee Pro-Am (Wednesday-Thursday); Kroger Classic (Friday-Sunday).

Where: Tournament Players Club at River's Bend, Maineville.

Field: 81 players.

Purse: $1.5 million; first place: $225,000.

Gates open: 7 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Directions:

• From downtown Cincinnati at Interstate 71: Take I-71 North to Exit 28, The South Lebanon/State Route 48 Exit. TURN LEFT off the Exit onto State Route 48. Continue on 48 through one light and up the hill. TURN RIGHT onto Winding River Boulevard, and the Clubhouse is on the right.

• From Columbus: Take I-71 South to Exit 28, The South Lebanon/State Route 48 Exit. TURN RIGHT off the Exit onto State Route 48. Continue on 48 through one light and up the hill. TURN RIGHT onto Winding River Boulevard, and the Clubhouse is on right.

Ticket information:

• Today, free; Wednesday-Sunday, $20.




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