GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the biggest names in ladies golf will return to Grand Rapids in June to compete in the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel – both of whom earned multiple LPGA Tour victories – have announced their commitment to once again play in the tournament held June 13-18 at Blythefield Country Club.
"We are thrilled to announce Morgan and Paula's return to Grand Rapids for the Meijer LPGA Classic," said Cathy Cooper, Director of the Meijer LPGA Classic. "These women are very impressive and have been ambassadors of our tournament since day one."
Paula Creamer has a total of 12 career wins, of which 10 were on the LPGA Tour. To begin her career, Paula was the top-ranked amateur in 2003 and 2004 before earning exempt status for the 2005 LPGA Tour season. Paula is a five-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team and was the first LPGA Tour rookie and youngest player to qualify for the Solheim Cup. To view her full bio, please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/paula-creamer/80130/bio.
Morgan Pressel began playing golf at 8 years old and is the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at age 12 after turning pro in 2006. Morgan has had two LPGA Tour wins; the first in 2007 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the second at the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic. Morgan is also a five-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member. To view her full bio, please visit: http://www.lpga.com/players/morgan-pressel/82827/bio.
The duo teamed up with Meijer last year to produce a television advertisement that promotes the tournament. The advertisement will air again this year as the tournament draws near.
The 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic will host a full field of 144 of the best women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week's festivities – will once again benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. To date, the Meijer LPGA Classic has generated more than $2.1 million for food pantries in the communities it serves.
For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer has a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves 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 www.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. Beginning in 2014, Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org.