Pro-Am Results

1st: Inbee Park (52)

Aileen Musselman, Alison Duncan, John VanGessel, Michael Rotelle

 

2nd: Sarah Jane Smith (56 – scorecard playoff)

Joe Kocur, Rick Brown, Dan Pohl, Jack Doles

 

3rd: Chella Choi (56 – scorecard playoff)

Ryan Lopsiger, Matt Godbout, Morgan Lucas, Jack Carr

 

Long Drive

Men (#16): Gary Lewandowski

Women (#5): Joan Garety

 

Closest to the Pin (#2)

Mirim Lee Group

 

Closest to the Pin (#12)

Alison Lee Group

Round One Pairings

The first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will tee-off on Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. Players will tee off holes #1 and #10.  The Golf Channel will be covering the LPGA’s return to Michigan with coverage throughout the weekend at the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. Airtimes for the first round are 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tee   #1 7:15AM Lisa McCloskey            Houston, TX              
Group #1   Moira Dunn                Utica NY                 
                Kim Williams              Bethesda MD              
Tee   #1 7:26AM Sandra Changkija          Orlando, FL              
Group #3   Jennifer Song             Ann Arbor, MI            
                Kelly Tan                 Malaysia                 
Tee   #1 7:37AM Dori Carter               Valdosta GA              
Group #5   Ji Young Oh               South Korea              
                Alison Walshe             Westford MA              
Tee   #1 7:48AM Belen Mozo                Spain                    
Group #7   Jaye Marie Green          Boca Raton, FL           
                Sarah Kemp                Tuncurry Australia       
Tee   #1 7:59AM Anna Nordqvist            Eskilstuna Sweden        
Group #9   Brittany Lincicome        Seminole FL              
                Sandra Gal                Cologne, Germany         
Tee   #1 8:10AM Azahara Munoz             Malaga Spain             
Group #11   Gerina Piller             Roswell, NM              
                Cristie Kerr              Miami FL                 
Tee   #1 8:21AM Lizette Salas             Azusa CA                 
Group #13   Alison Lee                Valencia, CA             
                So Yeon Ryu               South Korea              
Tee   #1 8:32AM Brittany Lang             Mckinney TX              
Group #15   Mirim Lee                 South Korea              
                Austin Ernst              Greenville, SC           
Tee   #1 8:43AM Nontaya Srisawang         Chaing Mai, Thailand     
Group #17   Thidapa Suwannapura       Thailand                 
                Alena Sharp               Hamilton, Canada         
Tee   #1 8:54AM Mina Harigae              Monterey CA              
Group #19   Jodi Ewart Shadoff        North Yorkshire, England 
                Kris Tamulis              Naples, FL               
Tee   #1 9:05AM Yueer Cindy Feng          Chang De, China          
Group #21   Paola Moreno              Cali Colombia            
                Ashleigh Simon            South Africa             
Tee   #1 9:16AM Laetitia Beck             Caesarea, Israel         
Group #23   *Kaitlin Park             Tustin, CA               
                Marina Alex               Wayne, NJ                
Tee   #10 7:15AM Katy Harris               Humble, TX               
Group #2   Kristy McPherson          Conway SC                
                Jee Young Lee             South Korea              
Tee   #10 7:26AM Simin Feng                Beijing, China           
Group #4   Marissa L Steen           Cincinnati, OH           
                Chie Arimura              Japan                    
Tee   #10 7:37AM Amy Anderson              Oxbow, ND                
Group #6   Kelli M Pry               Coatesville, PA          
                Amelia Lewis              Jacksonville FL          
Tee   #10 7:48AM Jane Rah                  Torrance CA              
Group #8   Caroline Westrup          Sweden                   
                Paz Echeverria            Santiago, Chile          
Tee   #10 7:59AM Sakura Yokomine           Japan                    
Group #10   Karine Icher              France                   
                Lorie Kane                Prince Edward Island Canada 
Tee   #10 8:10AM Ilhee Lee                 Seoul South Korea        
Group #12   Amy Yang                  South Korea              
                Beatriz Recari            Pamplona, Spain          
Tee   #10 8:21AM Moriya Jutanugarn         Thailand                 
Group #14   Ai Miyazato               Okinawa, Japan           
                Q Baek                    South Korea              
Tee   #10 8:32AM Jane Park                 Rancho Cucamonga CA      
Group #16   Ariya Jutanugarn          Bangkok, Thailand        
                Hee Young Park            South Korea              
Tee   #10 8:43AM Ryann O'Toole             California               
Group #18   Victoria Elizabeth        Dayton, OH               
                Katherine Kirk            Sunrise Beach, Australia 
Tee   #10 8:54AM Sarah Jane Smith          Caloundra Queensland     
Group #20   Nannette Hill             Pelham Manor NY          
                Birdie Kim                South Korea              
Tee   #10 9:05AM Therese Koelbaek          Copenhagen, Denmark      
Group #22   Kendall Dye               Edmond, OK               
                Brooke Pancake            Chattanooga, TN          
Tee   #10 9:16AM Jackie Stoelting          Vero Beach, FL           
Group #24   Giulia Sergas             Italy                    
                Wendy Doolan              Australia                
Tee   #1 12:15PM Danah Bordner             Indianapolis IN          
Group #25   Felicity Johnson          England                  
                Katie Burnett             Brunswick, GA            
Tee   #1 12:26PM Louise Stahle             Sweden                   
Group #27   Caroline Masson           Germany                  
                Eun-Hee Ji                South Korea              
Tee   #1 12:37PM Jenny Suh                 Fairfax VA               
Group #29   Maria Hernandez           Spain                    
                Jacqui Concolino          Orlando, FL              
Tee   #1 12:48PM Wei-Ling Hsu              Chinese Taipei           
Group #31   Jennifer Rosales          Philippines              
                Stephanie L Meadow        Jordanstown              
Tee   #1 12:59PM Sydnee Michaels           Upland, CA               
Group #33   Min Seo Kwak              Seoul, South Korea       
                Lee-Anne Pace             South Africa             
Tee   #1 1:10PM Pornanong Phatlum         Chaiyaphum Thailand      
Group #35   Sun Young Yoo             Seoul South Korea        
                Pat Hurst                 Arizona                  
Tee   #1 1:21PM Mi Hyang Lee              South Korea              
Group #37   Min Lee                   Taoyuan County, Taiwan   
                Mi Jung Hur               South Korea              
Tee   #1 1:32PM Kim Kaufman               Clark, SD                
Group #39   Jenny Shin                Torrence CA              
                Danielle Kang             Oak Park CA              
Tee   #1 1:43PM Julie Yang                Seoul, South Korea       
Group #41   Becky Morgan              Monmouth Wales           
                Paula Reto                Bloemfontein, South Africa 
Tee   #1 1:54PM Heather Bowie Young       Forth Worth TX           
Group #43   Laura Diaz                Scotia NY                
                Dewi Claire Schreefel     The Netherlands          
Tee   #1 2:05PM Marta Sanz Barrio         Spain                    
Group #45   Demi Runas                Torrance, CA             
                Rebecca Lee-Bentham       Toronto, Canada          
Tee   #1 2:16PM Cydney Clanton            Rockwell, NC             
Group #47   Kelly W Shon              Port Washington, NY      
                Meena Lee                 South Korea              
Tee   #10 12:15PM Xi Yu Lin                 China                    
Group #26   Tiffany Joh               San Diego CA             
                Haru Nomura               Kanagawa, Japan          
Tee   #10 12:26PM P.K. Kongkraphan          Thailand                 
Group #28   SooBin Kim                South Korea              
                Jenny Gleason             Clearwater FL            
Tee   #10 12:37PM Reilley Rankin            Hilton Head Island SC    
Group #30   Mallory Blackwelder       Versailles KY            
                Jennifer Kirby            Paris, Ont., Canada      
Tee   #10 12:48PM Elizabeth Nagel           Lansing, MI              
Group #32   Natalie Gulbis            Lake Las Vegas NV        
                Lisa Ferrero              Lodi, CA                 
Tee   #10 12:59PM Inbee Park                Seoul South Korea        
Group #34   Chella Choi               South Korea              
                Juli Inkster              Los Altos CA             
Tee   #10 1:10PM Morgan Pressel            Boca Raton FL            
Group #36   Lexi Thompson             Coral Springs, FL        
                Ha Na Jang                South Korea              
Tee   #10 1:21PM Pernilla Lindberg         Bollnas Sweden           
Group #38   Mariajo Uribe             Bucaramanga, Colombia    
                Julieta Granada           Paraguay                 
Tee   #10 1:32PM Christina Kim             San Jose CA              
Group #40   Angela Stanford           Saginaw, TX              
                Minjee Lee                Australia                
Tee   #10 1:43PM Karlin Beck               Montgomery, AL           
Group #42   Sophia Popov              Germany                  
                Joanna Klatten            France                   
Tee   #10 1:54PM Sadena A Parks            Raleigh, NC              
Group #44   *Cat Peters               Williamsville, NY        
                Candie Kung               Allen, Texas             
Tee   #10 2:05PM Jeong Eun Lee             South Korea              
Group #46   Christine Meier           Rochester Hills, MI      
                Ju Young Park             South Korea              
Tee   #10 2:16PM Jing Yan                  China                    
Group #48   Ayako Uehara              Japan                    
                Garrett Phillips          St. Simons Island, GA    

Wednesday Pro-Am Pairings

  1st Tee – Morning     10th Tee – Morning
7:00 NATALIE GULBIS   7:00 ALISON LEE
  Valerie Oswalt, Kevin Jordan,
Linda Dickerson, Peter Whitsett
    Susan Pittner, Laura Rizzo,
Tom Kinczkowski, Luke Hendricks
7:10 MORGAN PRESSEL   7:10 LAURA DIAZ
  Tom Corley, Paul Callahan,
Mike Culver, J.K. Symancyk
    Jimmy Taylor, Scott Schuitema,
Andrew Carnazzo, Derek Steele
7:20 INBEE PARK   7:20 MARINA ALEX
  Aileen Musselman, Jim Lake,
John VanGessel, Michael Rotelle
    Ryan Jackson, Chelsey Harshman,
Matthew Howes, Tom Wilson
7:30 BEATRIZ RECARI   7:30 LIZETTE SALAS
  Peter Strong, Dan Kowatch,
Mike Ridenour, Dave Clark
    Betsy Wollney, Glen Smith,
Mike Manning, Shawn Buckner
7:40 AZAHARA MUNOZ   7:40 SANDRA GAL
  Greg Sexton, Jeffery Cullar,
Eric Michael, Gerald Melville
    Mike Potthoff, AJ Matthews,
Chris Parker, Steve Massie
7:50 BRITTANY LINCICOME   7:50 SO YEON RYU
  Rob DiMantova, Bryan Santee,
Bridell Boykin, Janet Emerson
    Michelle Wendling, Kaleigh Schneipp,
Dan Zamiara, Craig McGoffin
8:00 BRITTANY LANG   8:00 JODI EWART SHADOFF
  Craig Bahner, Kim Reed,
Andrew Loucks, Rick Keyes
    Scott Salmon, Dave Jones,
Scott Hamric, Randy Stewart
8:10 ANGELA STANFORD   8:10 ALISON WALSHE
  Kamran Shazad, Myron Odum,
Dale Brooks, Tim Lesneski
    Diane Williams, Mike Browne,
Rob Mayber, Jordan Eddy
8:20 JULI INKSTER   8:20 ARIYA JUTANUGARN
  Bruce Parkes, Tony Stefanek,
Chris Drouillard, Rich O'Keefe
    Matt Schuster, Mark Petrina,
Donna Howard, Karen Brush
8:30 RYANN O'TOOLE   8:30 BELEN MOZO
  Mike Esposito, Jim Donzelli,
Jeremy Attal, Pete Heinz
    Hien Ronas, Todd Vishnauski,
Allison Duncan, Jamie Akemann
8:40 MIRIM LEE   8:40 CHRISTINA KIM
  Aaron Severson, Bart Harvey,
Tom Rice, Dave Weir
    Rae Ann Elliot, Jack Kelly,
Bryan Larson, Keith Rothstein
8:50 AI MIYAZATO   8:50 SARAH JANE SMITH
  Kevin Klein, Michael Keeley,
David Bray, Jerry Suter
    Joe Kocur, Rick Brown,
Dan Pohl, Jack Doles
9:00 GERINA PILLER   9:00 JAYE MARIE GREEN
  Jim Athey, Sarah Semrow,
Denny Belcastro, Jamie Laming
    Steve Westphal, Robert Keller,
Chip Perschbacher, Tom Paarlberg
9:10 JANE PARK      
  Bill Simonson, Jeff Cartwright,
Dan Willey, Neil Kirby
     
         
  1st Tee – Afternoon     10th Tee – Afternoon
12:00 ANNA NORDQVIST   12:00 AUSTIN ERNST
  Rob Gillepsie, Tracy Beck,
Kenny Stockalper, Matt Craig
    Cathy Boyer, Mary Anderson,
Joan Garety, Karen Mankowski
12:10 JULIETA GRANADA   12:10 AMY YANG
  Bryan Powers, Greg Morton,
Clifton Myers, Nat Love
    Vik Srinivasan, Bob Mooney,
Harold Voorhess, Brent Voorhess
12:20 CAROLINE MASSON   12:20 KARINE ICHER
  Beth Kincaid, Dallas Robinson,
Sarah Tynan, Cassy Kehoe
    Chris Rodgers, Josh Porritt,
Jackie DeBreuler, Phil Radnor
12:30 ILHEE LEE   12:30 MINA HARIGAE
  Anne Hill, Shannon Fisk,
Carrie Shelton, Kaylee Briggs
    Nancy Powers, Carla Pettigrew,
Brian Murty, Pat Mead
12:40 LEXI THOMPSON   12:40 KATHERINE KIRK
  Scott Tassani, Denise Inmon,
Dale Hermenet, Peter Whitsett
    Craig Trimble, Anne Poglitsch,
Josh Hahn, Shawn Sinicrope
12:50 CRISTIE KERR   12:50 PERNILLA LINDBERG
  Ken Lahey, Derek De La Mater,
Chris Hubbuch, J.K. Symancyk
    Craig Entwistle, Rob McCoy,
John Pollock, Don Sanderson
1:00 DANIELLE KANG   1:00 KELLY SHON
  Greg Daniels, Andrew Wertz,
Zack Heller, Dave Toreano
    Jim Wertz, John Cassidy,
Dave McDonough, Bill Stechebar
1:10 PORNANONG PHATLUM   1:10 HA NA JANG
  John Kunkel, Chris Cahill,
Adam Schroer, Dave Hohs
    Ron Mercer, Paul Bouma,
Jeff Lynch, Jamie Robertson
1:20 KIM KAUFMAN   1:20 MI HYANG LEE
  Robert Crane, Eric Carpenter,
Trent Ryan, Justin Rose
    Bridget Ritchie, Susan Zandarski,
Janice Hirth, Ron Hill
1:30 JENNY SHIN   1:30 MINJEE LEE
  Daniel Bury, Terry Schieber,
Scot Cucksey, Gary Lewandowski
    Luke Sprinkle, Quinn Smith,
Bill Johnson, Brad Rogers
1:40 MARIAJO URIBE   1:40 CHELLA CHOI
  Rick Breon, Ken Fawcett,
Lori Smith, Allyson Breon
    Ryan Lopsiger, Matt Godbout,
Morgan Lucas, Jack Carr
1:50 SYDNEE MICHAELS      
  Robert Shuster, Brad Kessel,
Chuck Noordyke, Neil Kraay
     

Celebrity Pro-Am Results

Ridge Results

Rick Mahorn                                               61*     Scorecard

Cole Kleiman                                                                                                                             

Jim VandenBerge                                                                                                                      

Tony Woody

Ed Stormzand

 

Jenny Suh                                                   61*    Scorecard

Greg Hoyt                                                                                                                                   

Jennifer Diiulio                                                                                                           

Terry Zornes                                                                                                                              

Rick Keyes

                                                                                                                                      

Joe Kocur                                                     61*    Scorecard

Jamie Laming                                                                                                                            

Kevin Horn                                                                                                                                 

Monica Neuenzell                                                                                                                                   

Dave Wier       

                                     

Men’s Longest Drive

Mike Knuble

Women’s Longest Drive

Jamie Laming

Closest to the Pin

Mike Graham

                                                                                      

Valley Results

Laura Diaz                                                      61* Scorecard

Steve Westphal

Ed Rix

Mark Lundvick

Doug Christensen

 

Jeff Blashill                                                     61

Jeff Berlin

Jerry Beorger

Zach Beorger

Jerry Suter

 

Kris Tamulis                                                    62* Scorecard

Mike Keller

Joe Carmody

Brad Bouman

Derek Steele

 

Women’s Longest Drive

Alexis Barrett

Men’s Longest Drive

Luke Getsy

Closest to the Pin

Gary Daddio

Celebrity Pro-Am Pairings

         
Ridge Course   Valley Course
Hole #1 HERM EDWARDS   Hole #1 LUKE GLENDENING
  Chris Williams, Tim Gossett,
Adam Byrne, J.K. Symancyk
    Dan Zamiara, Scott Henzi,
Jason Blake, Peter Whitsett
         
Hole #2 MARK SCHLERETH   Hole #2 MATEEN CLEAVES
  Bill DeWitt, Tom Kilcourse,
Tom Corner, Nat Love
    Jason Dallaglio, Dan Kowatch,
Mike Mellado, Matt Craig
         
Hole #3 LOU WHITTAKER   Hole #2 PAT PEAKE
  Janell Martin, Gene Grochowski,
Brian Hannah, Cory Hopkins
    Bethany Frick, Stacie Freeman,
Ted Ferensic, Jon Bogema
         
Hole #4 ALENA SHARP   Hole #3 CHARLIE BATCH
  Stephanie Braekenridge, Jim McDonald, Brian Sikkema, Sue Arends     Pete Barber, Nathan Gage,
Ilea Evans, Pete Heinz
         
Hole #5 MIKE MCCARTHY   Hole #4 BRYAN SMOLINSKI
  Michael Rotelle, Chris Hoffman,
Mike Graham, Joel Isanhart
    Dan Rice, John Castillo,
Mark Swedberg, Kyle Orme
         
Hole #6 ANDRE HUTSON   Hole #5 LUKE GETSY
  Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, Sen. Pete MacGregor, Sen. Mike Nofs, Kevin Cotter     Bill Hickey, Kurt Brown,
Alexis Barrett, Scott Mears
         
Hole #7 EDDIE MIO   Hole #6 DAN JANSEN
  Megan Ross, Jack Adams,
Dave Alm, Mark Esterman
    Kevin Mullen, Kyle Dressander,
Matt Diller, Jeff Rohen
         
Hole #8 JOE KOCUR   Hole #7 CAROLINE WESTRUP
  Chris Johnson, Gary Speckles,
Jamie Laming
    Chris Barnsdale, Chris Stetson,
Chad Jacobs, John Lake
         
Hole #9 DANAH BORDNER   Hole #8 STAN VAN GUNDY
  Stacey Elmquist, Beau White,
Jon Murray, Ryan DeLeon
    Alexander Ernst, Stephen Markert,
Adam Grieshop, Shawn Sinicrope
         
Hole #10 DHANI JONES   Hole #9 STEPHANIE MEADOW
  Kim Gary, Kevin Sullivan,
John Duthler, Rich O'Keefe
    Ken Kotas, John Lemke,
Gary Daddio, Bill Stechebar
         
Hole #11 PAZ ECHEVERRIA   Hole #10 JAMES EDWARDS
  Dana Wodika, Brian Iannello,
Dave Devine, Jason Beauch
    Jim Ross, Tim Schuler,
Kevin Grigg, Lauren Clayborne
         
Hole #12 SERGEI SAMSONOV   Hole #11 HELIO CASTRONEVES
  Fred Miller, Dale Devries,
John Rose, Mark Nelson
    Bud Denker, Jonathan Gibson,
Randy Stewart, Shawn Buckner
         
Hole #13 RICK MAHORN   Hole #12 DARREN ELIOT
  Cole Kleiman, Jim Vanden Berge,
Tony Woody, Ed Stormzand
    Jack Doles, Brian Hatcher,
Kyler Clark, David Clark
         
Hole #13 DAN POHL   Hole #13 DREW NEITZEL
  Craig Overbeek, Terrence Budz,
Mike Rozelle, Dave Clark
    Craig Jacobi, Chuck Cronkhite,
Mike Novy, Steve Massie
         
Hole #14 JOHN SALLEY   Hole #14 BILL SIMONSON
  Don Meyer, Jim Schmidt,
Mike Gebeke, Jamie Akemann
    Josh Hahn, Jeff Cartwright,
Dan Willey,  Matt Neilson
         
Hole #15 JENNY SUH   Hole #15 ALLISON DUNCAN
  Greg Hoyt, Jennifer Diiulio,
Terry Zornes, Rick Keyes
    Meg Levene, Andrea Young,
Chris Bethel, Marisa Thompson
         
Hole #16 KIRK COUSINS   Hole #16 JEFF BLASHILL
  Dan Bukowski, Amanda Jones,
Jordan Plamp, Don Sanderson
    Jeff Berlin, Jerry Beorger,
Zach Beorger, Jerry Suter
         
Hole #17 MIKE KNUBLE   Hole #17 SARAH JANE SMITH
  Lou Tursi, Mark Magazine,
Patrick Gallavin, Ron Lovelace
    Brandon Pasch, Adam Whitney,
Brian Coates, Nate Shotwell
         
Hole #18 BROOKE PANCAKE   Hole #18 KRIS TAMULIS
  Keith Duncan, Keith Loranger,
Sarah Osbolt, Amanda McVay
    Mike Keller, Joe Carmody,
Brad Bouman, Derek Steele
         
      Hole #18 LAURA DIAZ
        Steve Westphal, Ed Rix,
Mark Lundvick, Doug Christensen

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Announces Final Field

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 16, 2015) – The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host some of the biggest names in female golf at the Blythefield Country Club next week. The final field includes several players on the LPGA’s Top 10 money list, including No. 1 in the world Inbee Park and Michigan native Morgan Pressel, as well as Meijer LGPA Classic defending champion Mirim Lee.

Other notable players scheduled to vie for the $2 million purse include Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Ai Miyazato and Cristie Kerr.

Two collegiate golfers – Cat Peters, of the University of Michigan, and Kaitlin Park, of Northwestern University – will join the professional golfers on the course. The two earned sponsor exemption spots into the official four-day tournament after an 18-hole qualifying tournament last month.

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host a full field of 144 players in the 72-hole, four-day competition being held July 21-26 at Blythefield Country Club. Tickets for the tournament are on sale at meijerLPGAclassic.com.

Please click here to see the complete field list.

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 inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised more than $600,000 for the Simply Give program. 

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Final Field

Marina Alex

Sarah Kemp

Hee Young Park

Amy Anderson

Cristie Kerr

Ju Young Park

Chie Arimura

Christina Kim

Sadena Parks

Q Baek

SooBin Kim

Pornanong Phatlum

Karlin Beck

Jennifer Kirby

Garrett Phillips

Laetitia Beck

Katherine Kirk

Gerina Piller

Mallory Blackwelder

Joanna Klatten

Sophia Popov

Danah Bordner

Therese Koelbaek

Morgan Pressel

Katie Burnett

P.K. Kongkraphan

Jane Rah

Dori Carter

Candie Kung

Beatriz Recari

Sandra Changkija

Min Seo Kwak

Paula Reto

Chella Choi

Brittany Lang

Jennifer Rosales

Cydney Clanton

Alison Lee

Demi Runas

Jacqui Concolino

Ilhee Lee

So Yeon Ryu

Laura Diaz

Jee Young Lee

Lizette Salas

Kendall Dye

Jeong Eun Lee

Marta Sanz Barrio

Paz Echeverria

Meena Lee

Dewi Claire Schreefel

Victoria Elizabeth

Mi Hyang Lee

Giulia Sergas

Austin Ernst

Min Lee

Alena Sharp

Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Minjee Lee

Jenny Shin

Simin Feng

Mirim Lee

Kelly Shon

Yueer Cindy Feng

Rebecca Lee-Bentham

Ashleigh Simon

Lisa Ferrero

Amelia Lewis

Karin Sjodin

Sandra Gal

Xi Yu Lin

Sarah Jane Smith

Jenny Gleason

Brittany Lincicome

Jennifer Song

Julieta Granada

Pernilla Lindberg

Nontaya Srisawang

Jaye Marie Green

Caroline Masson

Louise Stahle

Natalie Gulbis

Lisa McCloskey

Angela Stanford

Mina Harigae

Michelle McGann

Marissa Steen

Katy Harris

Kristy McPherson

Jackie Stoelting

Maria Hernandez

Stephanie Meadow

Jenny Suh

Nannette Hill

Sydnee Michaels

Thidapa Suwannapura

Wei-Ling Hsu

Ai Miyazato

Kris Tamulis

Mi Jung Hur

Paola Moreno

Kelly Tan

Pat Hurst

Becky Morgan

Lexi Thompson

Karine Icher

Belen Mozo

Ayako Uehara

Juli Inkster

Azahara Munoz

Mariajo Uribe

Ha Na Jang

Elizabeth Nagel

Line Vedel

Eun-Hee Ji

Haru Nomura

Alison Walshe

Tiffany Joh

Anna Nordqvist

Caroline Westrup

Felicity Johnson

Ryann O'Toole

Jing Yan

Ariya Jutanugarn

Ji Young Oh

Amy Yang

Moriya Jutanugarn

Lee-Anne Pace

Julie Yang

Danielle Kang

Brooke Pancake

Sakura Yokomine

Haeji Kang

Inbee Park

Sun Young Yoo

Kim Kaufman

Jane Park

 

Meijer LPGA Collegiate Invitations Awards Sponsor Exemptions into Meijer LPGA Classic

Who: Cat Peters, of the University of Michigan, and Kaitlin Park, of Northwestern University

What: The two collegiate golfers qualified today to compete in championship play during the Meijer LGPA Classic presented by Kraft, held July 23-26 at Blythefield Country Club.

Cat Peters shot 2 under par with a score of 70, while Kaitlin Park shot par with a score of 72. They were among 33 other collegiate golfers who participated in the Meijer LPGA Collegiate Invitational, an 18-hole qualifying tournament to fill two sponsor exemption spots into the official four-day tournament.

“We’ve all played together a lot, so you know what to expect from these girls. You have to bring your A-Game. It’s one shot at a time,” said Peters, 21, of Buffalo, New York. “I am excited to have this opportunity to not only play against some of the best college women, but also have the opportunity to see how my game measures against some of the best in professional women’s golf.”

“Every player woke up today and wanted to be that Top 2. I knew I needed to keep my game consistent, have confidence and play the best I could,” said Park, 21, of Tustin, Calif. “I plan to pursue golf after college and this is an opportunity to experience what it is like to compete at the highest level of women’s golf.”

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 inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised more than $600,000 for the Simply Give program.

Here are the scores for the Meijer LPGA Collegiate Invitational:

Shool

Player Name

Score

University of Michigan

Cat Peters

70

Northwestern

Kaitlin Park

72

Ohio State University

Katja Pogacar

73

Michigan State

Sarah Burnham

73

Indiana University

Elizabeth Tong

73

Ohio State University

Jessica Porvasnik

74

Ohio State University

Rio Watanabe

74

Indiana University

Theresa-Ann Jedra

74

University of Illinois

Grace Park

75

Michigan State

Katie Sharp

75

University of Maryland

Juliet Vongphoumy

75

University of Maryland

Heidi Baek

75

University of Illinois

Dana Gattone

76

University of Minnesota

Celia Kuenster

76

University of Michigan

Grace Choi 

76

University of Michigan

Megan Kim

76

Northwestern

Suchaya Tangkamolprasert

76

University of Iowa

Jessica Ip

76

University of Illinois

Stephanie Miller

77

Michigan State

Gabby Yurik

77

Northwestern

Hana Lee

77

University of Iowa

Jessie Sindlinger

78

University of Wisconsin

Brooke Ferrell

78

University of Wisconsin

Gabby Curtis

78

University of Wisconsin

Becky Klongland

78

Grand Valley State

Kelly Hartigan

78

University of Iowa

Amy Ihm

79

Grand Valley State

Gabrielle Shipley

79

Grand Valley State

Alexandra Taylor

82

Ferris State

Kelsey McKinley

84

Indiana University

Paige Crafton

88

Davenport University

Kylee Nemetz

88

Ferris State

Libby Berens

88

Ferris State

Jordan DuVall

89

Davenport University

Brennan Hallberg

91

Davenport University

Bethany Meyer

91

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Expands Menu of Free Activities for Young Golf Fans

Junior golfers invited to participate in free weeklong activities

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 27, 2015) – The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft seeks to engage young golf fans by expanding its menu of free interactive and on-site activities.

“The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft is working diligently to engage families throughout the community,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “By offering a variety of youth programs, we feel that we are able to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for parents and youth alike.”

The Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic presented by Johnson & Johnson will take place at 1 p.m. July 22-24 at Boulder Creek Golf Course, 5750 Brewer Ave. NE, in Belmont, Mich. Youth, ages 17 years and under, are invited to participate in the free, two-hour clinics that will feature group instruction, activities, and games by LPGA professionals and local golf pros.

That age group will also receive free admission to the tournament, held July 23-26 at Blythefield Country Club with a ticketed adult.

Once at the tournament, youth will have access to the Meijer LPGA Kids Center presented by Dove when it’s open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-26. The tent, located between holes 11 and 16, will features arts and crafts, golf activities, and LPGA player autograph sessions throughout the week.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities– will benefit the Simply Give program. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised $600,000 for the Simply Give program to feed those in need.

The 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 July 21-26 at Blythefield Country Club.

Reserve a spot for the Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic by registering online at meijerLPGAclassic.com.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com

To view a video recapping the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.

To view a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

 

Contacts:

Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon

Lesley.Baker@octagon.com or 616-426-6225

Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer

Christina.Fecher@meijer.com or 616-735-7968

 

About Meijer Simply Give

Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer operates more than 200 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit meijercommunity.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Blythefield Country Club

Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. In 2014, Blythefield hosted the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org/.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.lpga.com, www.facebook.com/LPGA, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/user/lpgavideo.

About Octagon Global Events

Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment

representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property

management, providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two Champions

Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit

http://www.octagonglobalevents.com/.

 

Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft

The 2015 Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft Pairs Chef Mario Batali with Returning Culinary Expert Gail Simmons 

Nationally-acclaimed celebrity chef Mario Batali and culinary expert Gail Simmons will participate in this year’s Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft.

The entertaining and interactive cooking event will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and will showcase their personal culinary creations with event proceeds benefiting the Meijer Simply Give program, which replenishes the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest.  

Both Batali and Simmons will prepare an appetizer and main course while interacting with guests throughout the evening. The event will also feature local pastry fare that will be voted on by the guests.

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

“Grand Rapids is a city that is passionate about great food, which is why we think this specific event is such a highlight of tournament week,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “After the success of last year’s event, we are excited to open up more tickets to the general public while still maintaining the museum’s unique atmosphere.”

This year’s event will feature:

  • Mario Batali: He counts 26 restaurants, 10 cookbooks, numerous television shows and two Eataly marketplaces (with a third opening soon) among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Batali appears daily on ABC’s “The Chew,” a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food.
  • 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. She participated alongside Cat Cora and Carla Hall in last year’s Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be coming back to Grand Rapids,” Simmons said. “Last year, the community really embraced the inaugural event and its great cause. I’m so impressed and excited about what Meijer has done to raise awareness for their Simply Give program.”

 

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