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The 31


edition of the

Marathon Classic w

ill boast

yet another strong field July

11-17, when the LPGA Tour

visits Highland Meadows

Golf Club. Nine of the Top-10

women golfers in the world

have committed to be in the

field next month.

Chella Choi

will return to

defend the title she captured

here last year. It was the

second LPGA Tour win for

the 25-year-old from South

Korea, who is currently

ranked No. 26 on the 2016

LPGA Tour money list with

$197,000 in earnings.

World No. 1,

Lydia Ko

, who

won the Marathon Classic in

2014, will once again visit

Toledo and attempt to add a

second Marathon Classic title

to her impressive resume.

With two wins this season,

plus six top-10 finishes, she

leads the money list with over

$1 million in prize money.

Local product

Stacy Lewis

will also be at Highland

Meadows. Stacy has never

won in Toledo, but has held

a spot in the top-10 of the

Rolex Ranking for over four


In addition, Inbee Park,

Brooke Henderson, Amy

Yang, 2015 Rookie of the

Year, Sei Young Kim, 2015

U.S. Women’s Open winner,

In Gee Chun, 2015 Marathon

Classic runner-up, Ha Na

Yang and ShanShan Feng

have all committed to be in

Toledo in July.

Sunday’s final round will be

broadcast live on CBS and

will be the only non-major

to be aired live on network

television this season. This

is a huge opportunity to

showcase the Toledo area

and should be a boost for

northwest Ohio.

The Marathon Classic is

annually held at Highland

Meadows Golf Club and

generates much needed

funding for area children’s

charities. The total generated

from the 2015 Marathon

Classic was $538,000, which

was doled out to over 30 area





and 400 local businesses

join forces to make the

Marathon Classic one of the

most successful and longest

running LPGA events in the


Tournament Director, Judd

Silverman has set a goal

of $800,000 in charitable

donations for the 2016

tournament, which would

bring the total donated over

the history of the tournament

to $9 million.

Tickets are available at area

Kroger stores. A ‘

Buy one get

one FREE Weekly Grounds


special is available that

also includes a free parking


For more information visit:

Marathon Classic

Boasts Another

Strong Field

NWO Golf Links