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Statement from the Wegmans LPGA Tournament

 

"Rochester's Greatest LPGA Fan Passes Away" …Linda Hampton, Tournament Director

 

The entire community is saddened by the passing of Bob Wegman. He was a great benefactor to so many causes in the Rochester Community it would be hard to find someone he has not touched through his generosity and goodwill.

 

Bob got involved with the Rochester International and ultimately with the Wegmans LPGA at a juncture that was critical to the sustainability of the LPGA in Rochester. It seemed liked a natural fit for him because he was an impassioned golfer virtually all of his life. But it was not just the golf he had his eye on, it was the kids and the camps that really mattered to him.

 

More than 6.6 million has been generated though Tournament proceeds and Bob's involvement has been a significant part of that success.. comments Robert Maney, President of Disabled Children Of Monroe County Golf Tournament, Inc.

 

Jerry Stahl, Tournament Chairman, commented that "Bob was a joy to work with. His enthusiasm and his intuitive sense of how to do things first class, permeated everything we tried to do with the Tournament. Bob brought to the Tournament the same standards of excellence that he brought to the Wegmans Corporation. Elevating the Wegmans LPGA Tournament to be recognized by all as one of the very best in the world."

 

We will all be diminished by his passing and remain committed to carrying out his vision for the Wegmans LPGA Tournament. The LPGA Players held Bob in their highest esteem and because of him look forward to coming to Rochester. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary in June he will be in our mind because he will never leave our hearts.

 

On behalf of the Disabled Children of Monroe County golf Tournament we extend our sincere sympathy to the entire Wegman Family.

 

LPGA commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens

"The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has lost a great friend with the passing of Robert Wegman. He treated everyone like his own family and that admiration extended to the LPGA. We are forever grateful for his dedication to the LPGA, which spanned more than two decades, and for his passion and respect for the game of golf.

 

"Mr. Wegman was a tremendous businessman, a pioneer in the industry, but more importantly, he was a genuine man who always strived to do the right thing. He was a true philanthropist. He took great pleasure in staging one of the LPGA's most successful golf tournaments, but he took even greater pride in the money the event raises for local charities.

 

"Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Wegman family and employees, as well as the staff and volunteers at the Wegmans LPGA."

 

Nancy Lopez

“Mr. Wegman has been such a wonderful friend to me and to the LPGA. He had a big heart and we will really miss him very much. I just adored him.

 

"He opened a lot of doors for the LPGA. Rochester is such a big community and they will miss him so much. The LPGA will certainly miss him. He was so generous to us and he accommodated us in any way that he could. He had such a big heart and you always need that in any organization. We will really, really miss him very much.”

 

Lorie Kane

"Mr. Wegman had the best attitude and would accommodate the players with whatever we needed. He was a true member of the LPGA family. Very kind council. He will be sadly missed."

 

Meg Mallon

“It is just an incredibly sad loss for the LPGA family and the entire Rochester community. What he has done for and given to our Tour has been priceless to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wegman family and know that he was truly loved by all of the LPGA players.”

 

Moira Dunn

"The Wegmans LPGA was a great event, but he took it to the next level. The community always supported us with Wegman there. It's the heart of the community and it made that tournament. I hope they continue to keep up what he's done for the tournament."

 

Michele Redman

"Thank you for all you've done for women's golf. God bless you."

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