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Attended the Players Dinner on Sunday night and it began with a bagpiper leading all the golfers into the ball room where chairs were assembled in rows. Speeches were then made by Cece Durbin of the USGA Women's Committee and the Chairman of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship Committee and Sandy Labauve, who founded LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in Phoenix, Ariz. Labauve presented a distinguished service award to former USGA president Judy Bell, who is currently staying in the Pinehurst area. The event concluded with a speech by six-time USGA champion Hollis Stacy, a current member of the Girls' Junior Committee. Stacy won three consecutive U.S. Girls' Juniors from 1969 and then claimed three U.S. Women's Open titles as a professional. She told the girls how she learned from mistakes and conquered her nerves to become a great champion.