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Weekly Picks for the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I

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Stacy Lewis hits her tee shot on the 14th hole during round one of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic at the Crossings Course at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Magnolia Grove on May 16, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.

July 18 2013, Ward Clayton

A look at some of the top player picks for the Marathon Classic presented by Owens-Corning and O-I which begins Thursday at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio:

Top 3:

  • Stacy Lewis: Lewis will have the fan support because she was born in Toledo, Ohio. She helped bring first-year title sponsor Marathon Petroleum Corporation, one of her sponsors, to the Toledo event. So it’s a surprise that Lewis has yet to record a top-10 finish in six starts at Highland Meadows.
  • Inbee Park: Besides the birdie-fest last week in Canada, the big news was that Inbee Park didn’t win a fourth consecutive tournament. However, she shot four rounds in the 60s, was 16-under and finished T14. So it’s not like she is off her game all of a sudden. Plus, Park placed T3 at Highland Meadows last year.
  • Angela Stanford: Stanford finished T4 at the U.S. Women’s Open three weeks ago and shot 26-under to finish second in a playoff last week in Canada. She finished second at Highland Meadows last year, is riding a streak of 10 consecutive sub-par rounds at the Sylvania, Ohio course and has three career top-10s in the tournament.

Darkhorse

  • Gerina Piller: Piller is battling to make the United States Solheim Cup team and is coming off a T6 in Canada last week that included a career-best 62 with nine birdies in the third round.

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