Past Champions of the Meijer LGPA Classic for Simply Give Return in 2019
So Yeon Ryu, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson and Mirim Lee commit to the 2019 field
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –– Four of the past five champions of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give have committed to once again play in the tournament held June 11-16 at Blythefield Country Club.
They will join some of the other biggest names in women’s golf – Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Gaby Lopez – on what’s shaping up to be a very strong field for the sixth annual event.
“Our field looks great so far, and we are absolutely thrilled that most of our past champions are returning to Grand Rapids to compete for the title,” said Cathy Cooper, Executive Director of the Meijer LPGA Classic. “We love having these incredible athletes right here in our back yard, supporting our cause of feeding hungry families. They all have been wonderful ambassadors of our tournament since Day One.”
About the Meijer LPGA Classic’s returning champions:
2018 Champion So Yeon Ryu
Defending champion Ryu has 83 career Top 10 finishes, with six career victories. She is currently ranked 9th on the Rolex LPGA Ranking. Shortly after winning the Meijer LPGA Classic, Ryu donated $100,000 to the Meijer Simply Give program. For her full bio, please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/so-yeon-ryu/98006/overview
2017 Champion Brooke Henderson
Turning professional in 2015, Henderson has secured eight Tour victories, including the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic. She currently leads the LPGA Tour in rounds completed in the 60’s. For her full, bio please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/brooke-henderson/98267/overview
2015 Champion Lexi Thompson
Thompson has won an event in each of her past six seasons – the longest active streak on the LPGA Tour. She finished 2018 ranked first on the LPGA Tour for 15 total eagles. For her full bio, please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/lexi-thompson/98184/overview
2014 Champion Mirim Lee
In her rookie year, Lee clenched her first Tour victory at the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic in 2014. Lee has 24 career Top 10 finishes and three career victories. For her full bio, please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/mirim-lee/98054/overview