Galloway, NJ (May 25, 2011) - The ShopRite LPGA Classic will be underway in less than a week, from May 30 - June 5 on the historic Bay Course at Seaview - A Dolce Resort, which is now owned by nearby Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The field includes 97 out of the LPGA's top 100 players on the 2011 money list including: Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng, Sybase Match Play champion Suzann Pettersen, reigning U.S. Women's Open champion Paula Creamer and Wegmans LPGA Championship winner Cristie Kerr. Sponsor exemptions include 16 year-old phenom, Alexis Thompson; South Jersey favorite, Joanna Coe, who will be making her professional debut at the tournament; and 2011 LPGA rookie, Jaclyn Sweeney.
"We are thrilled to welcome some of the game's greatest players to a new and improved Seaview Resort," said Tim Erensen, Tournament Executive Director. "With 25 of the top 25, and 97 of the top 100, scheduled to participate, we really have something for everyone, and look forward to watching this world class entertainment unfold right here on the Jersey Shore."
The 54-hole official event offers a $1.5 million purse and is June 3 - June 5. It will be televised live on the Golf Channel on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST. For tournament information and updates, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com.