2011 Tour Winners Commit to Play at ShopRite LPGA Classic
Yani Tseng, Sandra Gal and Stacy Lewis
Galloway, NJ (April 19, 2011) - The competition at the ShopRite LPGA Classic just got tougher with the announcement that 2011 LPGA tour winners Yani Tseng, the current Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings No. 1, Sandra Gal and Stacy Lewis have committed to play. They will join Karrie Webb, the previously-announced Hall of Fame member and a two-time winner on tour this year. Play starts in five weeks on the historic Bay Course at Seaview - A Dolce Resort, which is now owned by nearby Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The tournament runs from May 30 - June 5 and will feature 150 of the world's best professional women golfers.
Tour play started this past February and all the tournament champions to-date plan to be at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Championship results are: Yani Tseng, Honda LPGA Thailand, Feb. 17-20; Karrie Webb, HSBC Women's Champions, Singapore, Feb. 24-27 and RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Phoenix, AZ, March 18-20; Sandra Gal, Kia Classic, City of Industry, CA, March 24-27; and Stacy Lewis, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Rancho Mirage, CA, March 31-April 3.
"The 2011 season is off to an exciting start," noted Tim Erensen, Tournament Executive Director. "We are thrilled to have these champions scheduled to compete."
The 54-hole official event will offer a $1.5M purse and will be televised live on the Golf Channel. For ticket, sponsor, volunteer and tournament information visit; www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 229 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $24 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA's ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $23 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA Futures Tour serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.
Seaview Resort in Galloway Twp., NJ is an historic seaside resort dating to 1915. In 2010 it was purchased by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, which updated and made improvements to the property to continue its tradition of elegant accommodations for vacations, golf outings, weddings and corporate events. Operated by Dolce Resorts and Troon Golf, the resort seamlessly transitioned into the Stockton College community, where it plays an integral role in an expanding Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Located on 670 wooded acres of New Jersey pinelands, the resort features 271 guestrooms and suites as well as 36 holes of championship golf on two world-renowned courses, and 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Additional information is available at www.dolceseaview.com.