MOBILE, Ala., May 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May 10 marks the first day of the 2010 Bell Micro LPGA Classic, which tees off on the newly renovated Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and features a full field of players. The tournament is scheduled to be televised nationally and internationally, and runs through May 16. After taking a year off in 2009 for the course redesign, the Bell Micro LPGA Classic returns to Mobile's Magnolia Grove and is set to showcase the most impressive field of players to visit Alabama to date. The top nine LPGA players in the world are scheduled to compete, with crowd favorite Michelle Wie making her first appearance in Mobile. "Spring will be an ideal time to showcase the new Crossings course," said John Cannon, president of Sunbelt Golf, which oversees the RTJ Golf Trail. "The course will have several months to mature and we are looking forward to seeing how reigning champion Angela Stanford and the other LPGA players will perform on the Crossings Course. For players, sponsors and fans, the new date should be ideal. With spring weather, bountiful seafood and blooming azaleas, Mobile is spectacular in May and we look forward to bringing the Bell Micro LPGA Classic back to Magnolia Grove." "We are pleased that Bell Microproducts, a leading technology company globally with Alabama connections, has once again brought this prestigious tournament to one of the world-class courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail," noted Dr. David G. Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. "With the Bell Micro LPGA Classic and the Navistar LPGA Classic this fall in Prattville, it will be quite a sight to see the LPGA professionals taking on these challenging courses across our beautiful state."
"As the title sponsor, we at Bell Microproducts are pleased to bring in the best players on the LPGA Tour to Mobile each year for a fun, exciting event with great atmosphere and southern hospitality," noted Don Bell, president and CEO, Bell Microproducts. "The RSA's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the perfect site for the tournament, showcasing all of the natural beauty that Alabama has to offer and making it an exciting week for the players and the fans alike. As a leading international, world-class distributor of computer products, Bell Micro is proud to be associated with a leader in the world of sports – the LPGA tour."For more information on the tournament, visit www.bellmicrolpgaclassic.com. About the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Twenty-four world-class courses on ten sites – 432 holes of breathtaking golf – comprise Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Offered the opportunity to tackle the world's largest contemporaneous golf construction project, legendary designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr. emerged from semi-retirement to create distinctive courses challenging golfers from first-timers to pros. The resulting miles and miles of golf have turned Alabama into a golfer's paradise and earned the Trail accolades from sources as diverse as Frequent Flyer Magazine and Golf Digest to Southern Living and The New York Times. The Trail is an investment of the Retirement Systems of Alabama and features eight hotels in its resort division. For more information on the RTJ Golf Trail, visit www.rtjgolf.com About Bell Microproducts Inc. Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq:BELM), is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services including, storage systems, servers, software, computer components, and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, the company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts web site at www.bellmicro.com.
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