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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Officials of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational announced Wednesday that former Buckeye and LPGA legend Meg Mallon will serve as the Honorary Chairperson for the fifth edition of the prestigious invitational tournament scheduled for July 19-25 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course.

Mallon was a four-time letterwinner at Ohio State from 1982-1985 and a two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1984 and 1985. She won the 1983 Michigan Amateur Championship while at OSU and helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten titles in 1983, 1984 and 1985. She was voted into the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.

Mallon turned professional in 1986 and has since recorded 18 LPGA Tour victories, including four major championships — 1991 LPGA Championship, 1991 and 2004 U.S. Women’s Open Championships, and the 2000 du Maurier Classic. She won her second U.S. Women’s Open in style firing a final-round 65, the lowest final round in that tournament’s history. Mallon played as a member on eight U.S. Solheim Cup teams (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005) and in 2009 was assistant captain for the victorious U.S. squad.

“I’m thrilled to be named as the Honorary Chairperson for 2010,” said Mallon.  “To be following Jack Nicklaus, John Cook and Coach Jim Brown is a great honor, and for the event to be played at Scarlet is very exciting. The Ohio State University has meant a great deal to me for many years. I’m extremely proud to be part of a tournament that does so much good for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and central Ohio charities.”

For questions concerning ticket prices and availability as well as general tournament information, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.nchigolf.com.