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Sponsorship of Illinois event continues

Updated: October 1, 2009, 10:54 AM ET
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State Farm Insurance Cos. has renewed its contract to sponsor the LPGA's annual tour stop in Springfield.

The Bloomington-based insurance giant will sponsor LPGA State Farm Classic through 2011 and will maintain the $1.7 million purse, tournament officials said Thursday. Next year's tournament will be June 10-13 at Panther Creek Country Club.

State Farm has sponsored the tournament since 1993. The number of official money events on the LPGA Tour dropped from 34 ...

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