Morgan Pressel Wins Japan LPGA Salonpas Cup

May 14, 2010, 12:03 ET from St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton Celebrates  Resident Touring Professional Success

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Andrews Country Club congratulates Morgan Pressel, Resident Touring Professional, on winning the Japan LPGA Tour's Salonpas Cup event at Ibaraki Golf Club in Tsukubamirai on May 9.  This win marks her third title as a professional and her first international victory.  She shot 9-under par to win in Japan and moved up in the Rolex Rankings to Number 17 in the world.

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Pressel returned to the U.S. this week to join her fellow LPGA players in the Bell Micro Classic at Magnolia Grove in Mobile, AL. Her first LPGA title came at the Kraft Nabisco in 2007 and her second at the Kapalua LPGA Classic in '08. Morgan Pressel is the youngest LPGA professional ever to win a "major championship" at the Kraft Nabisco.

"The St. Andrews Country Club membership is proud of Morgan's accomplishment and looking forward to watching our Resident Touring Professional in the Bell Micro Classic throughout the weekend," stated Roy Schwedelson, President, Board of Governors, St. Andrews Country Club. "The strategic partnership between the Club and Morgan is off to a great start and we look forward to her continued success."

As the St. Andrews Country Club Resident Touring Professional, Pressel is involved in golf clinics, programming and Junior Golf Coaching.

Craig Martin, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, St. Andrews Country Club said, "Morgan's brand popularity and success continues to thrive, especially with her first international victory, and we are confident this momentum will carry through the remainder of the LPGA tour."  

About St. Andrews Country Club:

St. Andrews Country Club is a resident-only club, ranked 15th by the Platinum Clubs of America and is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®, 15 lighted Har-Tru® tennis courts, a state-of-art spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional, Morgan Pressel.

SOURCE St. Andrews Country Club