In early August, a world-class field of golfers hit the links at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich., for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. This was first time the LPGA Tour had visited Michigan in more than 10 years, and the tournament drew thousands of enthusiastic fans from around the country.
It was a memorable week of golf for a good cause – the event served as a platform to help the Meijer Simply Give program heighten awareness and raise funds to combat hunger in the Midwest. The proceeds from the tournament will help restock local food pantries in the communities Meijer serves.
More than 140 talented athletes played 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition, Aug. 7-10. Rookie superstar Mirim Lee clinched her maiden LPGA Tour win with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff against fellow South Korean Inbee Park. There were many remarkable moments on the course, but this was by far the most outstanding.
This incredible event would not have been possible without all of the elite athletes, dedicated fans and volunteers, and strong partners like Kraft, Blythefield Country Club and the LPGA. To view photos from the tournament week, please visit the Meijer Newsroom, and check back here for more updates.