Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Opens Volunteer Registration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 7, 2016) – Entering its third year, the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has grown into one of the premier events on the LPGA Tour, and organizers expect it to continue growing this year. Registration is now open to welcome volunteers from across Michigan and the Midwest to the 2016 event, which will be held June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club. 

“This community has embraced our event, and we look forward to continued growth and development each and every year,” Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “We could not continue to bring such a world-class event to the community without tremendous support from our volunteers and tournament staff.”

The Meijer LPGA Classic will need more than 700 volunteers, ranging in responsibilities from marshals and standard bearers to transportation and assisting the media. Volunteers can indicate their top three choices, and will be assigned to a committee on a first-come, first-served basis.

The volunteer fee of $55 includes two official tournament golf shirts, one official tournament hat, one volunteer badge valid as a grounds pass and parking for tournament week, four weekly grounds passes for friends or family, one ticket to the volunteer appreciation party, and meals and beverages during scheduled shifts.

“You don’t need to know golf to volunteer – anyone can contribute, all while experiencing an LPGA Tour event featuring some of the best women golfers in the world,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said.

Meijer is committed to making West Michigan a staple on the LPGA Tour, increasing the purse to $2 million, while expanding the tournament-week events and activities.

The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will host a full field of 144 players, playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. The driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is to focus on feeding the hungry, and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament coincides with the retailer’s Simply Give program, which has generated more than $21 million since 2008 for food pantries in the communities it serves.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has donated more than $1.3 Million to local food pantries through the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video recapping the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com, and a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Tickets Available Now Online

Tournament tickets are now available online for the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, which will be held June 14-19 at Blythefield Country Club.  

General admission weekly tickets cost $25, and general admission daily tickets cost $10. Kids, ages 17 and under, will receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

A limited number of upgraded daily reserved tickets are available for $75. The upgraded ticket provides admission to a premium viewing deck on the 17th green, as well as food and beverages

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program. In the event’s two-year history, the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has raised more than $1.3 million for the Simply Give program to feed those in need throughout the Midwest.

Tickets are available for purchase at MeijerLPGAClassic.com.

For additional details on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please contact the representatives per the information above. 

Meijer Announces New Name for the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 23, 2016) – Meijer officials announced today that it’s changing the name of its LPGA tournament to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give in an effort to focus on its cause of stocking local food pantries.

“Thanks to the ongoing community support, the Meijer LPGA Classic has been incredibly successful, providing world-class golf and fun events for families,” Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “But it has made a far greater impact by raising awareness and funding for hunger relief in the Midwest. We are dedicated to this cause.”

The 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic will be held June 13-19 at Blythefield Country Club, and will once again benefit the retailer’s Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. The inaugural tournament in 2014 raised more than $600,000, and the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic generated $750,000 for the Simply Give program.

The program has generated more than $21 million for food pantries across the Midwest since its inception in November 2008.

This year, the tournament will line up with the retailer’s spring Simply Give campaign, which is scheduled to run May 8 through June 19. To participate in the program, customers can purchase a $10 donation card at their local Meijer store, which will be converted into a Meijer food-only gift card and given to the food pantry selected by the store.

“The Meijer LPGA Classic is a great opportunity for the entire community to come together to make a difference,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “We look forward to working with our fantastic sponsors to bring another exciting event to them this year.”

The Meijer LPGA Classic is a world-class tournament that hosts a full field of 144 of the best female golfers playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition.

For more information, please visit MeijerLPGAClassic.com.

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Raised $750,000 to Feed Hungry Families

Memorable week of golf raises funds for Meijer Simply Give program to restock Midwest food pantries

Representatives with the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft today deemed the second annual tournament a success with a $750,000 donation to the retailer’s Simply Give program, which advances its mission of helping Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve the quality of life within the region. American LPGA professional Lexi Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla. took home the trophy at the LPGA Tour event, which took place at Blythefield Country Club July 23-26, but the real winners are the families who will benefit from the donation.

“Thanks to the great weather and enthusiastic crowds, the second annual Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft was a complete success and will continue improving the quality of life in the Midwest,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “Everyone who has supported the tournament has helped make a difference because this week was about more than world-class golf. It was an opportunity for the entire community to come together to have fun while supporting a very important cause – feeding the hungry.” 

While attendance figures are not yet available, representatives said the tournament continued to exceed expectations.

Meijer began its Simply Give program in November 2008 and has since generated more than $16 million for its food pantry partners. The contributions donated as a result of the Meijer LPGA Classic are due, in large part, to the generous Meijer customers who attended the tournament week events, and the sponsors who helped make the event a success.

The $750,000 donation will be divided among the retailer’s estimated 200 food pantry partners participating in the fall Simply Give campaign, which runs through Sept. 12.

“We receive about two-third of our funding for food purchases through the Meijer Simply Give program,” said Mark Tallis, of the Holt Community Food Bank. “We appreciate Meijer for having the Simply Give program because it gives us the ability to help our families with more food and keep them stable so that the children in our community are not going hungry.”

To participate in the Simply Give program, customers can purchase a $10 donation card at their local Meijer store, which will be converted into a Meijer food-only gift card and given to the food pantry selected by the store. Meijer will stretch every customer’s donation further during Double Match Days Sept. 3-5 in recognition of Hunger Action Month. That means for every $10 donation card purchase, Meijer will contribute $20, resulting in a total $30 donation.

A crowd of enthusiastic fans lined the ropes at Blythefield Country Club July 23-26 to watch a competitive field of 144 world-class golfers play 72 holes of stroke play. Ultimately, Lexi Thompson claimed the title as the Meijer LPGA Classic champion, making this her fifth LPGA Tour victory. At age 12, she was the youngest golfer ever to qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Thompson said it was important to start the tournament well.

“I knew I had to make birdies against everybody in the field basically with Lizette (Salas) and then Gerina (Piller) behind me, so I knew I had to make a lot of birdies out there and it’s always nice to start off with one,” Thompson said. 

Final Round Pairings

Tee   #1 8:00AM Lee-Anne Pace             South Africa              71-69-69 209 -4
Group #1   Jee Young Lee             South Korea               69-71-69 209 -4
                Mi Hyang Lee              South Korea               69-71-69 209 -4
Tee   #1 8:10AM Sakura Yokomine           Japan                     72-69-68 209 -4
Group #3   Sydnee Michaels           Upland, CA                71-70-68 209 -4
                Karine Icher              France                    70-71-68 209 -4
Tee   #1 8:20AM Cristie Kerr              Miami FL                  73-65-70 208 -5
Group #5   Christina Kim             San Jose CA               72-70-67 209 -4
                SooBin Kim                South Korea               70-72-67 209 -4
Tee   #1 8:30AM Sun Young Yoo             Seoul South Korea         73-66-69 208 -5
Group #7   Becky Morgan              Monmouth Wales            71-68-69 208 -5
                Azahara Munoz             Malaga Spain              70-69-69 208 -5
Tee   #1 8:40AM Jaye Marie Green          Boca Raton, FL            65-69-73 207 -6
Group #9   Min Lee                   Taoyuan County, Taiwan    70-71-67 208 -5
                Austin Ernst              Greenville, SC            70-70-68 208 -5
Tee   #1 8:50AM Amy Anderson              Oxbow, ND                 68-70-69 207 -6
Group #11   Jane Rah                  Torrance CA               66-72-69 207 -6
                Ilhee Lee                 Seoul South Korea         66-71-70 207 -6
Tee   #1 9:00AM Julieta Granada           Paraguay                  71-68-68 207 -6
Group #13   Eun-Hee Ji                South Korea               70-69-68 207 -6
                Danah Bordner             Indianapolis IN           70-68-69 207 -6
Tee   #1 9:10AM Kim Kaufman               Clark, SD                 68-67-71 206 -7
Group #15   Xi Yu Lin                 China                     71-70-66 207 -6
                Ju Young Park             South Korea               72-68-67 207 -6
Tee   #1 9:20AM Morgan Pressel            Boca Raton FL             71-66-69 206 -7
Group #17   Dori Carter               Valdosta GA               64-73-69 206 -7
                Lisa Ferrero              Lodi, CA                  70-66-70 206 -7
Tee   #1 9:30AM Q Baek                    South Korea               66-68-70 204 -9
Group #19   Pernilla Lindberg         Bollnas Sweden            70-66-69 205 -8
                Wei-Ling Hsu              Chinese Taipei            65-69-71 205 -8
Tee   #1 9:40AM Hee Young Park            South Korea               70-69-65 204 -9
Group #21   Inbee Park                Seoul South Korea         70-68-66 204 -9
                Brittany Lang             Mckinney TX               69-69-66 204 -9
Tee   #1 9:50AM Katie Burnett             Brunswick, GA             69-68-66 203 -10
Group #23   Gerina Piller             Roswell, NM               69-65-69 203 -10
                Alison Lee                Valencia, CA              67-66-70 203 -10
Tee   #1 10:00AM Brittany Lincicome        Seminole FL               70-68-65 203 -10
Group #25   So Yeon Ryu               South Korea               70-68-65 203 -10
                Caroline Masson           Germany                   69-69-65 203 -10
Tee   #1 10:10AM Lizette Salas             Azusa CA                  64-69-64 197 -16
Group #27   Kris Tamulis              Naples, FL                66-68-67 201 -12
                Lexi Thompson             Coral Springs, FL         69-64-68 201 -12
Tee   #10 8:00AM Pat Hurst                 Arizona                   68-71-70 209 -4
Group #2   Sarah Jane Smith          Caloundra Queensland      68-70-71 209 -4
                Katherine Kirk            Sunrise Beach, Australia  64-73-72 209 -4
Tee   #10 8:10AM Danielle Kang             Oak Park CA               70-72-68 210 -3
Group #4   Anna Nordqvist            Eskilstuna Sweden         72-69-69 210 -3
                Chella Choi               South Korea               71-69-70 210 -3
Tee   #10 8:20AM Juli Inkster              Los Altos CA              69-71-70 210 -3
Group #6   Brooke Pancake            Chattanooga, TN           68-71-71 210 -3
                Jodi Ewart Shadoff        North Yorkshire, England  70-68-72 210 -3
Tee   #10 8:30AM Alena Sharp               Hamilton, Canada          68-70-72 210 -3
Group #8   Katy Harris               Humble, TX                68-68-74 210 -3
                Haru Nomura               Kanagawa, Japan           72-70-69 211 -2
Tee   #10 8:40AM Jane Park                 Rancho Cucamonga CA       71-71-69 211 -2
Group #10   Belen Mozo                Spain                     68-74-69 211 -2
                Ha Na Jang                South Korea               71-68-72 211 -2
Tee   #10 8:50AM Jeong Eun Lee             South Korea               71-68-72 211 -2
Group #12   Min Seo Kwak              Seoul, South Korea        73-65-73 211 -2
                Sandra Gal                Cologne, Germany          73-69-70 212 -1
Tee   #10 9:00AM P.K. Kongkraphan          Thailand                  73-69-70 212 -1
Group #14   Ji Young Oh               South Korea               68-74-70 212 -1
                Mariajo Uribe             Bucaramanga, Colombia     72-69-71 212 -1
Tee   #10 9:10AM Giulia Sergas             Italy                     70-71-71 212 -1
Group #16   Joanna Klatten            France                    70-71-71 212 -1
                Demi Runas                Torrance, CA              70-70-72 212 -1
Tee   #10 9:20AM Sarah Kemp                Tuncurry Australia        67-71-74 212 -1
Group #18   Meena Lee                 South Korea               72-70-71 213 E
                Beatriz Recari            Pamplona, Spain           73-68-72 213 E
Tee   #10 9:30AM Sadena A Parks            Raleigh, NC               73-67-73 213 E
Group #20   Nannette Hill             Pelham Manor NY           70-70-73 213 E
                Minjee Lee                Australia                 70-68-75 213 E
Tee   #10 9:40AM Natalie Gulbis            Lake Las Vegas NV         75-67-72 214 1
Group #22   Simin Feng                Beijing, China            72-70-72 214 1
                Laetitia Beck             Caesarea, Israel          68-73-73 214 1
Tee   #10 9:50AM Tiffany Joh               San Diego CA              75-67-73 215 2
Group #24   Amelia Lewis              Jacksonville FL           73-69-73 215 2
                Jennifer Rosales          Philippines               70-72-73 215 2
Tee   #10 10:00AM Caroline Westrup          Sweden                    69-72-74 215 2
Group #26   Laura Diaz                Scotia NY                 73-68-77 218 5
                Jenny Gleason             Clearwater FL             70-72-77 219 6

 

Round Three Pairings

The third round of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will now tee off at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 25. Players will tee off holes #1 and #10 at Blythefield Country Club in groups of three. Gates for general spectators will now open at 9:00 a.m., with shuttles beginning from Rockford High School at 8:45 a.m. 

 

Tee   #1 10:45AM Eun-Hee Ji                South Korea               70-69 139 -3
Group #1   Brooke Pancake            Chattanooga, TN           68-71 139 -3
                Pat Hurst                 Arizona                   68-71 139 -3
Tee   #1 10:55AM Jeong Eun Lee             South Korea               71-68 139 -3
Group #3   Azahara Munoz             Malaga Spain              70-69 139 -3
                Hee Young Park            South Korea               70-69 139 -3
Tee   #1 11:05AM Ha Na Jang                South Korea               71-68 139 -3
Group #5   Julieta Granada           Paraguay                  71-68 139 -3
                Becky Morgan              Monmouth Wales            71-68 139 -3
Tee   #1 11:15AM Sarah Kemp                Tuncurry Australia        67-71 138 -4
Group #7   Jane Rah                  Torrance CA               66-72 138 -4
                Sun Young Yoo             Seoul South Korea         73-66 139 -3
Tee   #1 11:25AM Amy Anderson              Oxbow, ND                 68-70 138 -4
Group #9   Alena Sharp               Hamilton, Canada          68-70 138 -4
                Sarah Jane Smith          Caloundra Queensland      68-70 138 -4
Tee   #1 11:35AM Minjee Lee                Australia                 70-68 138 -4
Group #11   Brittany Lang             Mckinney TX               69-69 138 -4
                Caroline Masson           Germany                   69-69 138 -4
Tee   #1 11:45AM Jodi Ewart Shadoff        North Yorkshire, England  70-68 138 -4
Group #13   Danah Bordner             Indianapolis IN           70-68 138 -4
                Inbee Park                Seoul South Korea         70-68 138 -4
Tee   #1 11:55AM Min Seo Kwak              Seoul, South Korea        73-65 138 -4
Group #15   Brittany Lincicome        Seminole FL               70-68 138 -4
                So Yeon Ryu               South Korea               70-68 138 -4
Tee   #1 12:05PM Dori Carter               Valdosta GA               64-73 137 -5
Group #17   Katherine Kirk            Sunrise Beach, Australia  64-73 137 -5
                Cristie Kerr              Miami FL                  73-65 138 -4
Tee   #1 12:15PM Morgan Pressel            Boca Raton FL             71-66 137 -5
Group #19   Katie Burnett             Brunswick, GA             69-68 137 -5
                Ilhee Lee                 Seoul South Korea         66-71 137 -5
Tee   #1 12:25PM Lisa Ferrero              Lodi, CA                  70-66 136 -6
Group #21   Pernilla Lindberg         Bollnas Sweden            70-66 136 -6
                Katy Harris               Humble, TX                68-68 136 -6
Tee   #1 12:35PM Jaye Marie Green          Boca Raton, FL            65-69 134 -8
Group #23   Wei-Ling Hsu              Chinese Taipei            65-69 134 -8
                Kim Kaufman               Clark, SD                 68-67 135 -7
Tee   #1 12:45PM Gerina Piller             Roswell, NM               69-65 134 -8
Group #25   Q Baek                    South Korea               66-68 134 -8
                Kris Tamulis              Naples, FL                66-68 134 -8
Tee   #1 12:55PM Lexi Thompson             Coral Springs, FL         69-64 133 -9
Group #27   Alison Lee                Valencia, CA              67-66 133 -9
                Lizette Salas             Azusa CA                  64-69 133 -9
Tee   #10 10:45AM Sadena A Parks            Raleigh, NC               73-67 140 -2
Group #2   Ju Young Park             South Korea               72-68 140 -2
                Chella Choi               South Korea               71-69 140 -2
Tee   #10 10:55AM Lee-Anne Pace             South Africa              71-69 140 -2
Group #4   Austin Ernst              Greenville, SC            70-70 140 -2
                Nannette Hill             Pelham Manor NY           70-70 140 -2
Tee   #10 11:05AM Demi Runas                Torrance, CA              70-70 140 -2
Group #6   Jee Young Lee             South Korea               69-71 140 -2
                Juli Inkster              Los Altos CA              69-71 140 -2
Tee   #10 11:15AM Mi Hyang Lee              South Korea               69-71 140 -2
Group #8   Beatriz Recari            Pamplona, Spain           73-68 141 -1
                Laura Diaz                Scotia NY                 73-68 141 -1
Tee   #10 11:25AM Anna Nordqvist            Eskilstuna Sweden         72-69 141 -1
Group #10   Sakura Yokomine           Japan                     72-69 141 -1
                Mariajo Uribe             Bucaramanga, Colombia     72-69 141 -1
Tee   #10 11:35AM Xi Yu Lin                 China                     71-70 141 -1
Group #12   Sydnee Michaels           Upland, CA                71-70 141 -1
                Karine Icher              France                    70-71 141 -1
Tee   #10 11:45AM Giulia Sergas             Italy                     70-71 141 -1
Group #14   Min Lee                   Taoyuan County, Taiwan    70-71 141 -1
                Joanna Klatten            France                    70-71 141 -1
Tee   #10 11:55AM Caroline Westrup          Sweden                    69-72 141 -1
Group #16   Laetitia Beck             Caesarea, Israel          68-73 141 -1
                Tiffany Joh               San Diego CA              75-67 142 E
Tee   #10 12:05PM Natalie Gulbis            Lake Las Vegas NV         75-67 142 E
Group #18   Amelia Lewis              Jacksonville FL           73-69 142 E
                Sandra Gal                Cologne, Germany          73-69 142 E
Tee   #10 12:15PM P.K. Kongkraphan          Thailand                  73-69 142 E
Group #20   Simin Feng                Beijing, China            72-70 142 E
                Haru Nomura               Kanagawa, Japan           72-70 142 E
Tee   #10 12:25PM Christina Kim             San Jose CA               72-70 142 E
Group #22   Meena Lee                 South Korea               72-70 142 E
                Jane Park                 Rancho Cucamonga CA       71-71 142 E
Tee   #10 12:35PM Amy Yang                  South Korea               70-72 142 E
Group #24   SooBin Kim                South Korea               70-72 142 E
                Jenny Gleason             Clearwater FL             70-72 142 E
Tee   #10 12:45PM Jennifer Rosales          Philippines               70-72 142 E
Group #26   Danielle Kang             Oak Park CA               70-72 142 E
Tee   #10 12:55PM Ji Young Oh               South Korea               68-74 142 E
Group #28   Belen Mozo                Spain                     68-74 142 E

The First Tee Course Reporter, Alexander Karhunen

First Tee2My name is Alexander Karhunen, I am a Junior Reporter for the First Tee of West Michigan. Being a Junior Reporter I had the ability to witness what goes on during the practice days of the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic.Throughout the practice days there was a lot of action going on. I was able to interview many of the golfers, and I asked all of them the same question. “What is your main focus of practice to prepare for the upcoming tournament?” Here are what three of golfers said.

Tiffany Joh replied, “When you first get to a golf course its all about the speed of the greens.  You’re hitting a lot more of the longer lag putts, and that’s pretty much everybody’s top priority. Your long game is gonna be whatever you brought so that’s not going to change very much, but one thing you could definitely work on during the week and actually improve in your speed control on the greens.

Christine Meier said, “I think this week it’s going to be a lot of off the tee because it's really crucial that you hit the fairways. The rough is very thick and heavy, so if I hit the fairways it would be easier.” Christine Meier was also one of the two ladies who qualified from the Big Ten to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Kim Kaufman said, “Right now I am focusing on hitting some wedges because I think this is a scoring golf course and if you a hit some good wedges on these par fives and make under par that can be very important.”

Not only was I able to interview golfers while they were practicing on the course, I was also able to attend some of the press conferences. I had the ability to talk to Inbee Park and Mirim Lee. I asked Inbee Park “Where do you spend most of your time on a practice day like today? For example the putting green, the course, or the driving range.”

Inbee Park replied “On a practice round I usually spend like thirty minutes on the range, and thirty minutes on the putting green, and then I try to play nine holes.”

I asked Mirim “What age did you start golfing and what made you like it so much that you ended up pursuing it as a career?”

Mirim Lee replied by saying, “I started at 12 years old and then my father was really, really, good so my reason is my father.

I was very lucky to have the opportunity to be the Junior Course Reporter at the Meijer LPGA Classic 2015, and get to meet some amazing golfers. On top of everything I learned from the golfers, I also got to see what goes on behind the scenes at golf tournaments like this one. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the tournament turns out!

The First Tee Course Reporter, Sophia Luciani

First Tee1Hi my name is Sophia Luciani, I am a Junior Course Reporter for The First Tee of West Michigan. As a Junior Course Reporter I was able to witness the behind the scenes action of the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic.

Monday didn’t consist of actual tournament play, but I was able to see some of the players practicing with their coaches one on one. I watched Belén Mozo and many others on the putting green and Christina Kim playing the course before the tournament. Many other players were playing the course in a qualifying round.

Tuesday there was a lot more action on the course. I interviewed many players asking them the same question, “ What part of your game are you most confident in for the upcoming tournament?” The answers were very similar in that most players answered putting, few said their strongest part was hitting off the tee. I was able to talk to many players, but the one that had the biggest impact on me was Paula Reto. Paula Reto, like me, didn’t start playing golf until her mid teens, but she was able to take that as an opportunity to become an amazing golfer and eventually play in the LPGA. Tuesday they also had a press conference with previous winner of the Meijer Classic, Mirim Lee. Mirim was asked many questions on how it felt to be back in Michigan after her win last year. She answered all her questions excellently explaining that she hopes she will have the chance to win again.

Wednesday, like Tuesday, was full of interviews and press conferences. Talking on Wednesday was Liz Nagel, Inbee Park, and Morgan Pressel. Liz Nagel previously played golf at Michigan State University and was super excited to play in her home state. She talked about how she'd played near here but never at Blythefield. Nagel says she is thrilled to be here and have a large crowd of friends and family cheering for her. Inbee Park was happy to be back in Michigan and excited to be able to play on this course again. " I really love the golf course here and I think it really suits my game," Park states," I had a great result here last year even though I lost the playoff." Morgan Pressel, like Nagel had a connection to Michigan. She was not born in Michigan but most of her summers were spent here. Pressel is excited about playing in Michigan where she grew up and learned the game of golf.

Being a Junior Course Reporter was a great opportunity and I am very fortunate to be involved. I am looking forward to seeing the tournament and cheering on the players.

Round Two Pairings

Meijer LPGA Classic

July 24th – Rd. 2 Pairings

 

Tee  1

 

7:15AM

 

Xi   Yu   Lin

 

China

 

71

 

E

 

Tee  10

 

7:15AM

 

Danah  Bordner

 

Indianapolis  IN

 

70

 

-1

Grp  1

 

Tiffany  Joh

San  Diego  CA

75

+4

Grp  2

 

Felicity  Johnson

England

73

+2

 

 

Haru  Nomura

Kanagawa,  Japan

72

+1

 

 

Katie  Burnett

Brunswick,  GA

69

-2

Tee  1

7:26AM

P.K.  Kongkraphan

Thailand

73

+2

Tee  10

7:26AM

Louise  Stahle

Sweden

73

+2

Grp  3

 

SooBin  Kim

South  Korea

70

-1

Grp  4

 

Caroline  Masson

Germany

69

-2

 

 

Jenny  Gleason

Clearwater  FL

70

-1

 

 

Eun-Hee  Ji

South  Korea

70

-1

Tee  1

7:37AM

Nicole  Jeray

Berwyn  IL

73

+2

Tee  10

7:37AM

Jenny  Suh

Fairfax  VA

75

+4

Grp  5

 

Mallory  Blackwelder

Versailles  KY

75

+4

Grp  6

 

Maria  Hernandez

Spain

73

+2

 

 

Jennifer  Kirby

Paris,  Ont.,  Canada

73

+2

 

 

Jacqui  Concolino

Orlando,  FL

73

+2

Tee  1

7:48AM

Elizabeth  Nagel

Lansing,  MI

71

E

Tee  10

7:48AM

Wei-Ling  Hsu

Chinese  Taipei

65

-6

Grp  7

 

Natalie  Gulbis

Lake  Las  Vegas  NV

75

+4

Grp  8

 

Jennifer  Rosales

Philippines

70

-1

 

 

Lisa  Ferrero

Lodi,  CA

70

-1

 

 

Stephanie  L   Meadow

Jordanstown

76

+5

Tee  1

7:59AM

Inbee  Park

Seoul  South  Korea

70

-1

Tee  10

7:59AM

Sydnee  Michaels

Upland,  CA

71

E

Grp  9

 

Chella  Choi

South  Korea

71

E

Grp  10

 

Min  Seo   Kwak

Seoul,  South  Korea

73

+2

 

 

Juli  Inkster

Los  Altos  CA

69

-2

 

 

Lee-Anne  Pace

South  Africa

71

E

Tee  1

8:10AM

Morgan  Pressel

Boca  Raton  FL

71

E

Tee  10

8:10AM

Pornanong  Phatlum

Chaiyaphum  Thailand

70

-1

Grp  11

 

Lexi  Thompson

Coral  Springs,   FL

69

-2

Grp  12

 

Sun  Young  Yoo

Seoul  South  Korea

73

+2

 

 

Ha  Na  Jang

South  Korea

71

E

 

 

Pat  Hurst

Arizona

68

-3

Tee  1

8:21AM

Pernilla  Lindberg

Bollnas  Sweden

70

-1

Tee  10

8:21AM

Mi  Hyang   Lee

South  Korea

69

-2

Grp  13

 

Mariajo  Uribe

Bucaramanga,  Colombia

72

+1

Grp  14

 

Min  Lee

Taoyuan  County,  Taiwan

70

-1

 

 

Julieta  Granada

Paraguay

71

E

 

 

Mi  Jung   Hur

South  Korea

73

+2

Tee  1

8:32AM

Christina  Kim

San  Jose  CA

72

+1

Tee  10

8:32AM

Kim  Kaufman

Clark,  SD

68

-3

Grp  15

 

Angela  Stanford

Saginaw,  TX

74

+3

Grp  16

 

Danielle  Kang

Oak  Park  CA

70

-1

 

 

Minjee  Lee

Australia

70

-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tee  1

8:43AM

Karlin  Beck

Montgomery,  AL

74

+3

Tee  10

8:43AM

Julie  Yang

Seoul,  South  Korea

71

E

Grp  17

 

Sophia  Popov

Germany

80

+9

Grp  18

 

Becky  Morgan

Monmouth  Wales

71

E

 

 

Joanna  Klatten

France

70

-1

 

 

Paula  Reto

Bloemfontein,   South  Africa

75

+4

Tee  1

8:54AM

Sadena    A  Parks

Raleigh,  NC

73

+2

Tee  10

8:54AM

Heather  Bowie  Young

Forth  Worth  TX

72

+1

Grp  19

 

*Cat  Peters

Williamsville,  NY

79

+8

Grp  20

 

Laura  Diaz

Scotia  NY

73

+2

 

 

Candie  Kung

Allen,  Texas

73

+2

 

 

Dewi  Claire  Schreefel

The  Netherlands

71

E

Tee  1

9:05AM

Jeong  Eun  Lee

South  Korea

71

E

Tee  10

9:05AM

Marta  Sanz  Barrio

Spain

73

+2

Grp  21

 

Christine  Meier

Rochester   Hills,  MI

71

E

Grp  22

 

Demi  Runas

Torrance,  CA

70

-1

 

 

Ju  Young   Park

South  Korea

72

+1

 

 

Rebecca  Lee-Bentham

Toronto,  Canada

76

+5

Tee  1

9:16AM

Jing  Yan

China

76

+5

Tee  10

9:16AM

Cydney  Clanton

Rockwell,  NC

73

+2

Grp  23

 

Ayako  Uehara

Japan

71

E

Grp  24

 

Kelly  W  Shon

Port  Washington,  NY

72

+1

 

 

Garrett  Phillips

St.  Simons  Island,  GA

73

+2

 

 

Meena  Lee

South  Korea

72

+1

 

 

Tee  1

 

12:15PM

 

Katy  Harris

 

Humble,  TX

 

68

 

-3

 

Tee  10

 

12:15PM

 

Lisa  McCloskey

 

Houston,  TX

 

71

 

E

Grp  25

 

Kristy  McPherson

Conway  SC

72

+1

Grp  26

 

Moira  Dunn

Utica  NY

73

+2

 

 

Jee  Young  Lee

South  Korea

69

-2

 

 

Kim  Williams

Bethesda  MD

77

+6

Tee  1

12:26PM

Simin  Feng

Beijing,  China

72

+1

Tee  10

12:26PM

Sandra  Changkija

Orlando,  FL

68

-3

Grp  27

 

Marissa    L  Steen

Cincinnati,  OH

71

E

Grp  28

 

Jennifer  Song

Ann  Arbor,   MI

75

+4

 

 

Chie  Arimura

Japan

69

-2

 

 

Kelly  Tan

Malaysia

76

+5

Tee  1

12:37PM

Amy  Anderson

Oxbow,  ND

68

-3

Tee  10

12:37PM

Dori  Carter

Valdosta  GA

64

-7

Grp  29

 

Kelli   M  Pry

Coatesville,  PA

78

+7

Grp  30

 

Ji  Young    Oh

South  Korea

68

-3

 

 

Amelia  Lewis

Jacksonville  FL

73

+2

 

 

Alison  Walshe

Westford  MA

76

+5

Tee  1

12:48PM

Jane  Rah

Torrance  CA

66

-5

Tee  10

12:48PM

Belen  Mozo

Spain

68

-3

Grp  31

 

Caroline  Westrup

Sweden

69

-2

Grp  32

 

Jaye  Marie  Green

Boca  Raton,  FL

65

-6

 

 

Paz  Echeverria

Santiago,  Chile

72

+1

 

 

Sarah  Kemp

Tuncurry  Australia

67

-4

Tee  1

12:59PM

Sakura  Yokomine

Japan

72

+1

Tee  10

12:59PM

Anna  Nordqvist

Eskilstuna  Sweden

72

+1

Grp  33

 

Karine  Icher

France

70

-1

Grp  34

 

Brittany  Lincicome

Seminole  FL

70

-1

 

 

Lorie  Kane

Prince  Edward  Island  Can

ada73

+2

 

 

Sandra  Gal

Cologne,  Germany

73

+2

Tee  1

1:10PM

Ilhee  Lee

Seoul  South  Korea

66

-5

Tee  10

1:10PM

Azahara  Munoz

Malaga  Spain

70

-1

Grp  35

 

Amy  Yang

South  Korea

70

-1

Grp  36

 

Gerina  Piller

Roswell,  NM

69

-2

 

 

Beatriz  Recari

Pamplona,  Spain

73

+2

 

 

Cristie  Kerr

Miami  FL

73

+2

Tee  1

1:21PM

Moriya  Jutanugarn

Thailand

69

-2

Tee  10

1:21PM

Lizette  Salas

Azusa  CA

64

-7

Grp  37

 

Ai  Miyazato

Okinawa,  Japan

73

+2

Grp  38

 

Alison  Lee

Valencia,  CA

67

-4

 

 

Q  Baek

South  Korea

66

-5

 

 

So  Yeon  Ryu

South  Korea

70

-1

Tee  1

1:32PM

Jane  Park

Rancho  Cucamonga   CA

71

E

Tee  10

1:32PM

Brittany  Lang

Mckinney  TX

69

-2

Grp  39

 

Ariya  Jutanugarn

Bangkok,  Thailand

72

+1

Grp  40

 

Austin  Ernst

Greenville,  SC

70

-1

 

 

Hee  Young  Park

South  Korea

70

-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tee  1

1:43PM

Ryann  O'Toole

California

70

-1

Tee  10

1:43PM

Nontaya  Srisawang

Chaing  Mai,  Thailand

69

-2

Grp  41

 

Victoria  Elizabeth

Dayton,  OH

71

E

Grp  42

 

Thidapa  Suwannapura

Thailand

71

E

 

 

Katherine  Kirk

Sunrise  Beach,  Australia

64

-7

 

 

Alena  Sharp

Hamilton,  Canada

68

-3

Tee  1

1:54PM

Sarah  Jane  Smith

Caloundra  Queensland

68

-3

Tee  10

1:54PM

Mina  Harigae

Monterey  CA

69

-2

Grp  43

 

Nannette  Hill

Pelham   Manor  NY

70

-1

Grp  44

 

Jodi  Ewart  Shadoff

North  Yorkshire,  England

70

-1

 

 

Birdie  Kim

South  Korea

71

E

 

 

Kris  Tamulis

Naples,  FL

66

-5

Tee  1

2:05PM

Therese  Koelbaek

Copenhagen,  Denmark

73

+2

Tee  10

2:05PM

Yueer  Cindy  Feng

Chang  De,  China

73

+2

Grp  45

 

Kendall  Dye

Edmond,  OK

71

E

Grp  46

 

Paola  Moreno

Cali  Colombia

69

-2

 

 

Brooke  Pancake

Chattanooga,  TN

68

-3

 

 

Ashleigh  Simon

South  Africa

76

+5

Tee  1

2:16PM

Jackie  Stoelting

Vero  Beach,   FL

75

+4

Tee  10

2:16PM

Laetitia  Beck

Caesarea,  Israel

68

-3

Grp  47

 

Giulia  Sergas

Italy

70

-1

Grp  48

 

*Kaitlin  Park

Tustin,  CA

74

+3

 

 

Wendy  Doolan

Australia

76

+5

 

 

Marina  Alex

Wayne,  NJ

72

+1

Dates Announced for 2016 and 2017 Tournaments

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich. for the next two years. The tournaments will be held Father’s Day weekend on June 13-19, 2016 and June 12-18, 2017.

Proceeds from the tournaments and weeklong community events will continue to benefit the Meijer Simply Give program. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised more than $600,000 for the Simply Give program to feed those in need throughout the Midwest.

The second annual four-day tournament kicked off today and will run through July 26, featuring a full field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play.

2016 announcement