Pro-Am Results

Blythefield Country Club Pro-Am Results

1st: Belen Mozo (56)

Greg Sexton, Gary Seagraves, Tom Kinczkowski, Tom Wilson

2nd: Inbee Park (57)

Bryan Powers, Greg Morton, Elizabeth Brandel, Michael Rotelle

3rd: Brittany Lincicome (58)

Mike Mellado, Peter Strong, Ryan Terry, Matt Craig

 

Long Drive

Men (#16): Paul Perks

Women (#5): Susan Pittner

 

Closest to the Pin (#2)

Eric Wohlfield—2’ ½’

 

Closest to the Pin (#12)

Ryan Terry—19”

 

Thousand Oaks Golf Club Pro-Am Results

1st: Lorie Kane (57)

Don Meyer, Jim Bolger, Mike Linnerooth, Jamie Akemann

2nd: Nicole Jeray (58)

Carrie Shelton, Mark Petrie, Chris Hoffman, Jesse Jones

3rd: Julie Boland (59)

Dan Rice, Todd Zapior, Joel Duncan, Cory Hopkins

 

Long Drive

Men (#9): Jim Bolger

Women (#18): Catherine Reynolds

 

Closest to the Pin (#3)

Carrie Shelton

 

Closest to the Pin (#15)

Brian Hannah

Empowering Women

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More than 120 women participated in the Meijer LPGA Ladies Day presented by P&G today at Blythefield Country Club. LPGA players Laura Diaz and Morgan Pressel joined in on a panel discussion regarding empowering women to start the morning.T he group also enjoyed a walking clinic with professionals Azahara Munoz and Brittany Lang who shared a few golf pointers and tips. Other Ladies Day activities included an argyle painting lesson, photo booth, cooking demonstration and a “fanicure” station for the ladies to receive festive argyle manicures in the spirit of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. 

Blythefield Country Club Pro-Am Pairings

1st Tee – Morning
7:00 LEXI THOMPSON
  Kim Hermenet, Dale Hermenet, Caitlin Lahr, Shawn Buckner
7:10 PAULA CREAMER
  Don Quigley, Kevin Jordan, Linda Dickerson, Peter Whitsett
7:20 MORGAN PRESSEL
  Dave Cichocki, Brian Giroux, Glen Smith, Randy Stewart
7:30 STACY LEWIS
  Tom Corley, Paul Callahan, Mike Culver, J.K. Symancyk
7:40 KARRIE WEBB
  Eric Potvin, Chris Drouillard, Tony Stefanek, Phil Radnor
7:50 MICHELLE WIE
  Mike Potthoff, Chris Parker, Keith Cunningham, Janet Emerson
8:00 CRISTIE KERR
  Peter McSorley, Jim Lake, John VanGessel, Tim Lesneski
8:10 SUZANN PETTERSON
  Diane Williams, Paul Fredricks, Rob Mayber, Rick Keyes
8:20 BELEN MOZO
  Greg Sexton, Gary Seagraves, Tom Kinczkowski, Tom Wilson
8:30 BRITTANY LANG
  Omar Khalaf, Pete Heinz, Art Sebastian, Ken Estelle
8:40 ANGELA STANFORD
  Craig Entwistle, Robert McCoy, John Pollock, Marisa Thompson
8:50 JODI EWART SHADOFF
  Bob Smith, John Kunkel, Mark Vanderlaan, Vik Srinivasen
9:00 CHRISTINA KIM
  Craig Nowokunski, Jim Athey, Sarah Semrow, Joel Isanhart
10th Tee – Morning
7:00 SANDRA GAL
  Ryan Magee, Sally Magee, Nancy Powers, Nat Love
7:10 JESSICA KORDA
  Scott Henzi, Matt Winland, Dan Zamiara, Rob Beck
7:20 LYDIA KO
  Chris Saline, Will Warren, Rich MacKeigan, Brian Pugh
7:30 ANNA NORDQVIST
  Kurt Bedolla, Tim Byrd, Rob DiMantova, Rich Okeefe
7:40 JENNIFER JOHNSON
  Mark Matalia, Danielle Jenkins, Sarah Chang, Jackie DeBrueler
7:50 AZAHARA MUNOZ
  Jeff Berlin, David Bray, Tim Price, Jerry Suter
8:00 BRITTANY LINCICOME
  Mike Mellado, Peter Strong, Ryan Terry, Matt Craig
8:10 MI HYANG LEE
  Leslie Greis, Bill Edmonds, Jack Doles, Kelly Thesier
8:20 KATHERINE KIRK
  Sarah Malinski, Steve Schumacher, Jasmine Babcock, Joan Garety
8:30 GERINA PILLER
  Scott Salmon, Kim Reed, Dave Jones, Todd Weer
8:40 SHANSHAN FENG
  Brian Williams, Julie Spizzirri, Moses Ogbonnaya, Tony Jones
8:50 MEENA LEE
  Trent Nehls, Beau White, Paul Britt, Justin Stricklen
9:00 AMELIA LEWIS
  Dylan Bates, Jeff Piejak, Scott Ensign, Kurt Olsen
1st Tee – Afternoon
12:00 INBEE PARK
  Bryan Powers, Greg Morton, Elizabeth Brandel, Michael Rotelle
12:10 MO MARTIN
  Tom McGough, Dave Onopa, Briana Bye, Gerald Melville
12:20 TIFFANY JOH
  Rick Brown, Steve Loftis, Jim Wisinski, Jeff Beckett
12:30 CATRIONA MATTHEW
  Denny Belcastro, Matt Cook, Sean Reid, Paul Bristle
12:40 PERNILLA LINDBERG
  Rick Breon, Jill Ferris, Lori Smith, Ken Fawcett
12:50 LEE-ANNE PACE
  Rob Shuster, Dennis Cherette, Ron Bewersdorff, Robert Schaub
1:00 SARAH JANE SMITH
  Jeff Cullar, Susan Spittner, John Briggs, Luke Hendricks
1:10 GIULIA SERGAS
  Matt Schuster, Mark Petrina, Greg Brewer, Jamie Laming
1:20 CAROLINE MASSON
  John Rogers, Donna Koeppl, Karen Mankowski, Angela Pagel
1:30 HEE YOUNG PARK
  Dan Bury, Paul Perks, Tim Hartson, Eric Wohfield
1:40 PORNANONG PHATLUM
  Matt Pickard, Eric Fink, Jerry  Sykes, Ray Dolish
1:50 CHELLA CHOI
  Terry Zornes, Greg Hoyt, Ryan Lamb, Adam Salzwedel
10th Tee – Afternoon
12:00 MINA HARIGAE
  Todd Graven, Jim Wertz, Tracy Beck, Derek Steele
12:10 AI MIYAZATO
  Mark Marshall, Bob Czajkowski, Austin Wielenga, Dave Clark
12:20 AMY YANG
  Scott Calandra, Christie Rozema, Mark Carlson, Kayle Briggs
12:30 BEATRIZ RECARI
  Mike Esposito, Derek De La Mater, Scott Schuitema, Don Sanderson
12:40 DORI CARTER
  Ryan Jackson, Michelle Koerner, Tom Krukemeyer, Brian Murty
12:50 MIRIM LEE
  Greg Daniels, Andrew Wertz, Dennis Depp, Dave Torreano
1:00 CANDIE KUNG
  Dan Bigelow, Rick Rising, Mike Hayes, Molly Hanson
1:10 CHRISTEL BOELJON
  Craig Jacobi, Scott Cash, Lisa Wilson, Craig McGoffin
1:20 MARIJO URIBE
  Bill Simonson, Eva Aquirre Cooper, Mark Ochsankehl, Mark Flake
1:30 KARINE ICHER
  Heather Paquette, Tim Gargaro, Chris Casemier, Elaine Taylor
1:40 BROOKE PANCAKE
  Lou Tursi, Tom Porter, Patrick Gallavin, Nat Love

Thousand Oaks Golf Club Pro-Am Pairings

7:30 AM SHOTGUN START
1st Tee LORIE KANE
  Don Meyer, Jim Bolger, Mike Linnerooth, Jamie Akemann
   
2nd Tee CINDY LACROSSE
  Tom Kilcourse, John Jarosz, Kyle Roggenburk, Pat Mead
   
3rd Tee KARIN SJODIN
  Tom Kester, Mac McGrothers, Catherine Reynolds, John Lake
   
4th Tee GRACE CHOI
  Joel Cwnar, Len Steenbergen, Mark Huyser, Kevin Shoup
   
5th Tee ALISON WALSHE
  Joe Reilly, Dena Clem, Cole Kleiman, Mark Nelson
   
6th Tee LINDSEY WRIGHT
  Eric Carpenter, Jeff Clegg, Terry Valerio, Brian Coates
   
7th Tee EMMA JANDEL
  Mary Tivnan, Gene Grochowski, Brian Hannah, Mark Chenier
   
8th Tee KRIS TAMULIS
  Pete Barber, Dave VanderMeer, Ilea Evans, Jordan Eddy
   
9th Tee JULIA BOLAND
  Dan Rice, Todd Zapior, Joel Duncan, Adam Whitney
   
10th Tee JENNY SUH
  Rob Davis, Michael Coles, Tim Haskins, Mark Stevenson
   
11th Tee BECKY MORGAN
  Pat Beyer, Chuck Meath, Bill Morgan, Todd Pogorzeski
   
12th Tee DANIELA HOLMQVIST
  Bill Hickey, Clay McKissack, Gary Newland, Scott Mears
   
13th Tee LOUISE FRIBERG
  Ron Mercer, Bill Stechebar, Jeff Lynch, Jamie Robertson
   
14th Tee IRENE COE
  Scott Chencinski, Sue Lindahl, Nick Somers, Michael McKenzie
   
15th Tee NICOLE JERAY
  Carrie Shelton, Mark Petrie, Chris Hoffman, Jesse Jones
   
16th Tee LINDSEY MCPHERSON
  Steve Westphal, Chip Perschbacher, Tom Paarlberg, Rob Keller
1:00 PM SHOTGUN START
1st Tee MEGAN GREHAN
  Joe Carmody, Pat Wellington, Mike Keller, Ed Stormzand
   
2nd Tee ALENA SHARP
  Lisa Smigielski, Bill Deck, Adam Standal, Sue Arends
   
3rd Tee REILLEY RANKIN
  David Beaver, Chad Jacobs, Corbin Stam, Pam Van Engen
   
4th Tee MARIA MCBRIDE
  Kevin Mullen, Ed Madden, Matt Diller, Jeff Rohen
   
5th Tee KAYLA MORTELLARO
  Justin Zimmaro, Lisa Plumby, Amanda Jones, AJ Jesswani
   
6th Tee MOIRA DUNN
  Keith Duncan, Sarah Osbolt, Kerry Middleton, Amanda McVay
   
7th Tee NATALIE SHEARY
  Phil Jones, Josh Meihls, Mike Lukemire, Shawn Sinicrope

2014 Qualifier Results

Meijer LPGA Classic Qualifier Results

August 4, 2014

Carling Nolan 69
Paula Hurtado 70
Samantha Troyanovich 71
Stephanie Meadow 72
Emily Tubert 72
Jennifer Elsholz (a) 75
Jenna Pearson 76
Melissa Yeazell 78
Emily Collins 78

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Final Field Announced

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Final Field Holds Nine of Top 10 Lady Professionals  

Names feature World No. 1 Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, and Michelle Wie

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 31, 2014) – Blythefield Country Club will host the biggest names in female golf as the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft kicks off next week.

 

The list of impressive professionals is highlighted with commitments from the No. 1 female golfer in the world, Stacy Lewis, the rookie superstar, Lydia Ko, recent U.S. Women’s Open Champion Michelle Wie, and renowned players such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson. 

 

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will set the bar high in its first year with nine out of the Top 10 LPGA professionals confirmed. For many of the women, this will be their first LPGA tournament in Michigan since the Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing. 

 

“The field has shaped up nicely and we are excited to showcase Blythefield Country Club and all the Grand Rapids area has to offer,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said.  “This community has been incredibly supportive from the start and we know the players will feel the same hospitality.”

 

With a talent-packed field, and special events throughout the week, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has something for the entire family. General parking will be at Fifth Third Ballpark, with complimentary shuttles running throughout the day. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking will be at Rockford High School, with complimentary shuttles taking attendees to the course.

 

For a full schedule, tickets, or more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft please visit www.meijerlpgaclassic.com or call 616-426-6220.

 

 

FINAL FIELD 2014 Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft 
Marina Alex
Anya Alvarez
Amy Anderson
Chie Arimura
Christel Boeljon
Julia Boland
Heather Bowie Young
Katie Burnett
Dori Carter
Silvia Cavalleri
Sandra Changkija
Chella Choi
Grace Choi (a) *
Cydney Clanton
Irene Coe
Jacqui Concolino
Paula Creamer
Laura Davies
Laura Diaz
Brianna Do
Moira Dunn
Paz Echeverria
Kathleen Ekey
Victoria Elizabeth
Austin Ernst
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Veronica Felibert
Shanshan Feng
Yueer Cindy Feng
Louise Friberg
Katie Futcher
Sandra Gal
Jaye Marie Green
Megan Grehan
Hee-Won Han
Mina Harigae
Katy Harris
Maria Hernandez
Dani Holmqvist
Mi Jung Hur
Pat Hurst
Karine Icher
Emma Jandel
Nicole Jeray
Tiffany Joh
Felicity Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Hannah Jun Medlock
Moriya Jutanugarn
Lorie Kane
Danielle Kang
Hanna Kang
Jimin Kang
Kim Kaufman
Stacey Keating
Sarah Kemp
Cristie Kerr
Birdie Kim
Christina Kim
Mindy Kim
Sue Kim
Jennifer Kirby
Katherine Kirk
Joanna Klatten
Lydia Ko
P.K. Kongkraphan
Jessica Korda
Candie Kung
Cindy LaCrosse
Brittany Lang
Ilhee Lee
Jee Young Lee
Meena Lee
Mi Hyang Lee
Mirim Lee
Rebecca Lee-Bentham
Amelia Lewis
Stacy Lewis
Xi Yu Lin
Brittany Lincicome
Pernilla Lindberg
Alejandra Llaneza
Mo Martin
Caroline Masson
Catriona Matthew
Maria McBride
Megan McChrystal
Lisa McCloskey
Kristy McPherson
Lindsey McPherson (a) *
Sydnee Michaels
Ai Miyazato
Giulia Molinaro
Paola Moreno
Becky Morgan
Kayla Mortellaro
Belen Mozo
Azahara Munoz
Haru Nomura
Anna Nordqvist
Ryann O'Toole
Ji Young Oh
Lee-Anne Pace
Brooke Pancake
Hee Young Park
Inbee Park
Jane Park
Suzann Pettersen
Pornanong Phatlum
Gerina Piller
Erica Popson
Morgan Pressel
Jane Rah
Reilley Rankin
Beatriz Recari
Paula Reto
Jennifer Rosales
Dewi Claire Schreefel
Giulia Sergas
Alena Sharp
Ashleigh Simon
Karin Sjodin
Sarah Jane Smith
Jennifer Song
Angela Stanford
Jenny Suh
Thidapa Suwannapura
Jaclyn Sweeney
Kris Tamulis
Kelly Tan
Victoria Tanco
Lexi Thompson
Ayako Uehara
Mariajo Uribe
Line Vedel
Alison Walshe
Karrie Webb
Caroline Westrup
Michelle Wie
Lindsey Wright
Amy Yang
Sun Young Yoo

Holding spots:

Qualifier (2)

* Sponsor invite

(a) Amateur


ALTERNATES
1. Dottie Ardina
2. Natalie Sheary
3. Wendy Ward
4. Kim Williams
5. Jean Bartholomew
6. Jamie Hullett
7. Ashli Bunch

Meijer Sponsor Exemptions go to MSU and UofM Golfers

Michigan State University, University of Michigan Golfers to Compete in Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft

College athletes awarded sponsor exemptions from Meijer to enter into the professional field

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 28, 2014)  Meijer awarded two golfers from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan sponsor exemptions into the field of professionals playing in the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, which will be held Aug. 4-10 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids.

 

 

 

Lindsey McPherson, of Michigan State University, and Grace Choi, of the University of Michigan, will compete alongside the best female golfers in the world.

 

 

 

“We are pleased to invite Lindsey and Grace to play in their first LPGA Tour event,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “We hope that by providing this opportunity, we’re helping them to grow in their careers if they choose to join the professional ranks. As a company focused on our community, we are also very excited to bring local talent to the field of professionals.”

 

 

McPherson, a Flushing, Mich. native, started playing golf competitively at age 15, and is entering her senior year at MSU after competing in a career-high seven tournaments this past season. She recently tied a career-best ninth at the Big Ten Championships to help lead the Spartans to their third Big Ten title in four years.

 

 

 

“When my coach, Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, first started telling me about the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, I thought she was asking to see if I wanted to go help out or go watch the tournament, because it would be a great event,” McPherson said. “When she said I was actually going to be playing in the field as a sponsor exemption from Meijer, it was unbelievable. I’m incredibly excited and want to thank everyone at Meijer for this amazing opportunity to be able to represent Michigan State and my family at a professional tournament playing the game that I love.”

 

 

Choi, who will be a sophomore at U-M in the fall, had a stellar performance on the golf team this past year. She was presented the team award for low scoring average and was also named Big Ten Golfer of the Week this past March. She ended the season averaging 75.64 strokes per round, which was a U-M freshman record.

 

 

 

“I’m so thankful for the wonderful opportunity Meijer has given me with their generous exemption into their event,” said Choi, of Dallas, Texas. “It has been a dream of mine since I was little to play on the LPGA and compete with the best players in the world. I’m really looking forward to learning from the best and proudly representing the University of Michigan.”

 

 

 

To learn more about the players and the significance of this honor, view a video that features McPherson and Choi on the course. In addition, please visit the Meijer Newsroom for more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, including sharable photos.

Each title sponsor of an LPGA event is able to award sponsor exemptions into the tournament. Meijer awarded McPherson and Choi last week with certificates into the field of professionals. The $1.5 million Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host a full-field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition.

 

 

“We know these ladies have great careers ahead of them – both on and off the field – and we’re thrilled to have them play in the tournament this year,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “Giving these local amateurs a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage is great, not only for the players, but also for the fans and the community.”

 

 

Fans can cheer these hometown favorites on in the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. Tickets are still available via the website www.MeijerLPGAClassic.com. The event will offer a family-friendly atmosphere with events for everyone in addition to world-class golf. 

Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft

Three nationally-acclaimed celebrity chefs – Cat Cora, Carla Hall and Gail Simmons – will participate in the Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft, a friendly competition and the latest community event added to the weeklong LPGA Tour stop in Grand Rapids next month.

The fun and interactive cooking event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and will showcase the chefs’ elegant culinary creations with event proceeds benefiting the Meijer Simply Give program, which replenishes the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest.   

A limited number of general public tickets are now on sale for $100 each, which include food, wine and a ticket to the golf tournament for the weekend.

“We are excited about this event, and what each of these chefs will bring to Grand Rapids – entertainment, and passion for cooking and community support,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “We think the community will appreciate the opportunity to support such a worthwhile program like Simply Give.”

The three celebrity chefs in attendance this year are:

·         Cat Cora: She was the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Since then, Cora has continued to evolve her craft to become an accomplished author, restaurateur, contributing editor, avid philanthropist and television host.

·         Carla Hall: She is a co-host of ABC Daytime’s lifestyle series, “The Chew.” Hall is best known as a competitor and fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her philosophy to always cook with love.

·         Gail Simmons: She is a trained culinary expert and judge on Bravo’s Emmy-winning series “Top Chef,” as well as head critic on “Top Chef Masters.” Since 2004, Simmons has been Special Projects Director at Food & Wine Magazine.

Each celebrity chef will prepare a unique menu, which will include an appetizer, main course and a dessert. A panel of judges made up of a local celebrity, and Meijer, LPGA and Kraft representatives will determine the winner.

The tournament will make a donation to the four local food pantries of the winning chef’s choice.

The event will also be interactive with the celebrity chefs located at stations to greet guests, explain the courses, answer guest questions and share food samples.

“The Grand Rapids area has an appreciation for food, and we think this event is a great way to pair world-class culinary creations and great entertainment with a cause that does so much good within Meijer communities,” said Randy Stewart, group vice president of foods for Meijer.

Meijer LPGA Classic Announces Community Concert

Meijer LPGA Community Concert presented by General Mills

to Feature Gary Allan and Big & Rich

with special guest Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Saturday, August 9

Doors Open at 6:00pm

 

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring some of country music’s biggest stars – Gary Allan and Big & Rich – on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, tournament officials announced today.

Country music fans will recognize Gary Allan on the heels of his newly-released album, “Set You Free,” which recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Multi-platinum fan favorites, Big & Rich, will also take to the stage to entertain the crowd.

“We promised that the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft was going to offer something for everyone in the Grand Rapids community, and we aim to deliver,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “Thanks to our partnership with General Mills, this community concert is another exciting way for Meijer to strengthen the communities where our customers and team members work and live.”

Like the tournament, proceeds from the community concert will support local food pantries in the communities Meijer serves through its Simply Give program. The Simply Give program has generated more than $9 million for food pantries in the Midwest since its inception in November 2008.

“We are excited to see the two events come together and look forward to seeing golf and music fans enjoy a week of festivities in Grand Rapids,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said.

Concert tickets will go on sale on June 26 at www.meijerlpgaclassic.com and will start at $10 each.

The LPGA Tour event will host a full-field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition at Blythefield Country Club, August 7-10. The tournament marks the tour’s first stop in Michigan since 2000 when the Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing ended it’s 9-year-run, as well as the first annual golf event in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula since 2009 when the PGA Tour hosted the Buick Open in Grand Blanc.

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Adds a 5K Run and Breakfast

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft added another community event during tournament week: A 5K Run and Breakfast.

The Meijer LPGA 5K Run & Breakfast presented by Kellogg’s will provide families with another way to get involved with the tournament Aug. 4-10. The race will start at 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at Rockford High School with a complimentary breakfast provided by Kellogg’s immediately after for runners near the school’s football field.