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Fernandez to play in AT&T Pro-Am

Feb. 10, 2005, 2:31 p.m. (ET)

Fernandez to play in AT&T Pro-Am

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK --- USA Softball’s Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, CA) is making sports headlines once again but this time it’s for her golf swing and not her change up. The first female celebrity amateur to tee it up in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Feb. 10-13, an event staged on the Monterey Peninsula since 1947. Fernandez has been enjoying a week of practice rounds before beginning play on Thursday, Feb. 10.
 
“This is an incredible experience,” said Fernandez. “I love this game because it is something you can play forever. It is an honor to be here to represent women in sports across the board.”
 
Paired with the PGA’s Nick Watney, Fernandez is one of 28 celebrities invited to play with professionals at the World renowned Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills courses. PGA Professional and Oklahoma State alum Bo Van Pelt and Heidi Ueberroth round out the foursome hitting the links at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday.
 
Be sure to tune in and catch a glimpse of Lisa on the course. Below is a complete list of the TV line up for the weekend.
 
Thursday, Feb. 103-6 p.m. ESTUSA Network
Friday, Feb. 113-6 p.m. ESTUSA Network
Saturday, Feb. 123-6 p.m. ESTCBS
Sunday, Feb. 133-6 p.m. ESTCBS
 
A week along event with several practice rounds and charity fundraisers, Lisa has been an avid golfer since 2000 as she has appeared in LPGA Tour pro-ams and also took part in the 2003 American Century Championship -- the nation's top celebrity golf tournament -- at Edgewood Tahoe.
 
Celebrities participating include:
Harris Barton - Former San Francisco Forty Niner 
Bill Belichick- Professional Football Coach – Patriots 
Chris Berman - Sportscaster
Michael Bolton - Entertainer
Glen Campbell - Entertainer 
Kevin Costner - Actor/Producer/Director 
Carson Daly - Talk Show Host 
William Devane - Actor
Tom Dreesen - Comedian 
Lisa Fernandez - Olympic Athlete (Softball) 
Kenny G - Entertainer
Andy Garcia - Actor 
Thomas Gibson - Actor
Thomas Hampson - Entertainer 
Samuel L. Jackson - Actor 
Kevin James - Actor
Huey Lewis - Musician 
Rush Limbaugh - Radio Talk Show Host 
George Lopez - Comedian
Bill Murray - Actor
Craig T. Nelson - Actor 
Chris O’Donnell - Actor
Ray Romano - Actor
Gary Sinise - Actor 
Emmitt Smith - Professional Football Player 
Lynn Swann - Former Football Player 
Donald Trump - Businessman
Clay Walker - Musician
 
About ASA 
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 88 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
 
About USA Softball 
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive.
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