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Local Golf Pro Debby King Competes In National Championship

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A local golf pro is headed to the LPGA Senior Women’s Championship in Connecticut. The tournament starts Thursday.

Debby King is a retired touring professional. She teaches golf at her company, Kingdom of Golf, and at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell. She formerly managed Laurelwood Golf Course in Eugene.

After about seven attempts to make a major open tournament, this is King’s first, and a dream come true.

“You know, my game is pretty darn good,” King said. “I’m fortunate that it’s catching me at the right time. I’m striking the ball real well. I just have to hope I can control the nerves.”

King said she’s nervous and excited to see old friends and play alongside big names, like Annika Sorenstam.

“Just hope and pray,” King said. “My goal is to make the cut. So we’ll see what happens!”

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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