Meijer LPGA 5K Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s Registration Open

Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® Brings the Community Together with Multiple Challenges

 

The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® seeks to bring the community together by featuring multiple competitive challenges for corporations, schools, members of the media, families and individuals.

The race will once again be powered by Gazelle Sports, and will start at 8 a.m. July 25 at Rockford High School. It will include a complimentary breakfast provided by Kellogg’s®. 

“The race is really another way to get the community involved with the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, and ultimately help increase awareness around hunger in the communities we serve,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “Tournament week will offer something for everyone, and this year we wanted to kick the race up a notch by incorporating fun, yet competitive challenges for the community.”

“The great thing about the Meijer LPGA 5k Run is you don’t have to be a professional athlete to take part. Anyone can run a 5k,” said Dathan Ritzenhein, a Rockford, Mich. native and professional long-distance runner who placed 7th in the 2015 Boston Marathon. “Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 5k is a great way to get the whole family involved in a healthy lifestyle, receive free tickets to the tournament, and help feed those in need.”

Each participant will receive a Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® shirt, and two daily tickets to the golf tournament, valid for any one day Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Community 5k Run & Walk

The cost to participate is $15 per person, ages 17 and younger, and $25 per person, ages 18 and older. Strollers are welcome at the event.

The top three runners in each age group will receive $500, $250, and $100 in Meijer gift cards, respectively.

 

Community Challenges

The cost to participate on a team is $150 per team. The top five finishers in each team will be scored.

 

  • Corporate: Local corporations are encouraged to put together a team of five to 10 runners.
  • School: Meijer will donate the entry fees for up to 10 teams of high school students. Each team must include five to 10 runners.
  • Media: Meijer will donate the entry fees for up to five teams of members of the media. Each team must include five to 10 runners.

 

Winners of the community challenges will receive a $1,000 donation to the Meijer Simply Give program in their team’s name.

With Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer as the title sponsor, the driving mission of the tournament is focused on feeding the hungry and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament will coincide with the retailer’s Simply Give program, which has raised nearly $14 million for food pantries across the Midwest since its inception in November 2008. Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament and each of the week’s festivities – including the 5k Run & Walk – will benefit the Simply Give program.

“As runners, we all understand the value of nutrition as it relates not only to our health, but our performance,” said Greg Meyer, a professional long-distance runner from Rockford, Mich. who won the Boston Marathon in 1983. “Helping to provide nutrition to families in need offers them a greater likelihood of being healthy and productive in the community. I hope all area runners and walkers will help support the Meijer Simply Give program by joining me and Dathan Ritzenhein in the Meijer LPGA 5k.”

 

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Meijer LPGA Community Concert presented by General Mills Announces Talent

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring OneRepublic on July 25 at Van Andel Arena®, tournament officials announced today.

 

Fans will recognize OneRepublic’s hit, “Counting Stars,” which is the title track on their most recent album Native. Other notable tracks from Native include “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived,” and “If I Lose Myself.” 

 

“This year’s Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will once again bring top talent – on the stage and the golf course – to Grand Rapids,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “We are pleased to partner with General Mills once again this year, and believe the community will embrace the opportunity to hear the musical talents of OneRepublic.”

 

Concert tickets will go on sale in early May at meijerLPGAclassic.com and will start at $25 each.  Applicable ticket fees will apply. 

 

With Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer as the title sponsor, the driving mission of the tournament is focused on feeding the hungry and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament will coincide with the retailer’s Simply Give program, which has raised nearly $14 million for food pantries across the Midwest since its inception in November 2008.

 

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities including the community concert – 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.

 

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 http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-lpga-simply-give-video.

 

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

Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Announces 2015 Dates

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After a successful inaugural tournament that generated $600,000 for food pantries across the Midwest, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Grand Rapids in 2015 for another week of community events and the best women golfers in the world.

 

The tournament will be held July 21-26, 2015 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.

 

During the inaugural tournament Aug. 7-10, the crowds exceeded expectations with more than 40,000 spectators coming out for the week. Rookie superstar Mirim Lee claimed her first LPGA Tour victory with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff against fellow South Korean Inbee Park.

 

“The success of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft greatly exceeded our expectations, and afforded us an unmatched opportunity to raise awareness and funding for hunger relief in the Midwest,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “The community really embraced this tournament, and we look forward to bringing another exciting event to them next year.”

 

The praise for the inaugural event didn’t stop at the monetary impact on the hungry; it made a tremendous impact on the LPGA professionals during their week in Grand Rapids.

 

Runner-up Inbee Park noticed the crowds cheering her on throughout the week.

 

“I was really surprised how they love golf here in Michigan and how supportive they were," Park said. "I'm very thankful that they are supporting golf and women's golf."

 

Stacy Lewis saw the value in adding locations like Grand Rapids to the LPGA schedule.

 

"I think just by the fans and all the crowds we've had this week, it shows that we need to be here," said Lewis, the No. 1 ranked player in the world during the Meijer LPGA Classic. "We had a great first year."

 

Some even spoke on the excitement for years to come.

 

"This was a first-class event," Suzann Pettersen said. "The venue, great golf course. I'm happy to be back here next year."

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

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.