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Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I
Sylvania, OH
Jul 12-15
  • July 12 Golf Channel (Tape ET) 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  • July 13 Golf Channel (Tape ET) 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  • July 14 Golf Channel (ET) 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • July 15 Golf Channel (ET) 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Highland Meadows Golf Club
Sylvania, OH
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,600,000
  • Par: 71
  • History: This event began in 1984 but was off the schedule in 2011.
  • Yardage: 6,550

In her 121st start on the LPGA Tour, Thailand’s Thidapa Suwannapura finally found the winner’s circle.  The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I headed into a playoff Sunday after Brittany Lincicome couldn’t convert a birdie putt on the 72nd hole, and Suwannapura played the par-5 18th perfectly in the playoff.

Hole Description

A very difficult starting hole which requires a precise tee shot to the crest of the hill short of the creek. Club selection is very critical for the second shot to an elevated green which slopes from back to front.
A very picturesque par three from an elevated tee to a very severely sloped putting surface. A shot kept below the pin affords an excellent chance for birdies. A shot above the pin will test the skills of even the best putters.
This hole is set up by the tee shot. The tee shot should be played from left to right. Properly executed, it will leave a second shot with a medium iron to a relatively flat putting surface. Any shot over the green will present a difficult shot to save par.
A slight dogleg left, this hole offers a good birdie opportunity for the long hitters. A properly placed tee shot should set up a short iron to a severely sloped green. The second shot should be kept below the pin.
A dogleg right, this hole challenges players to take a short cut over the corner of the dogleg. This will leave a relatively short iron to a green well guarded in front by a large bunker. This green has a very difficult putting surface due to its large size and a ridge which runs from front to back down the entire length of the green.
A very tight par three to a bowl shaped green, well protected by bunkers left and right, the woods and a deep ravine along the entire left side of the green. An accurate iron shot kept below the pin could offer a good chance for a birdie.
This, the longest hole on the course, is set up again by a left to right tee shot to a narrow landing area. A solid drive and a good second shot should leave players with a medium to long iron to a small target with bunkers on the left and right.
This hole completes the trio of par threes on this nine. It is again a very pretty hole on which players must negotiate a creek to an elevated green, flanked by a large bunker in front of the green and a small pot bunker to the left. This green has some very difficult pin placements which require proper club selection if a birdie opportunity is to be presented.
This is the signature hole. A relatively short par four from an elevated tee to a fairway, sloping to a creek that winds its way up the entire left side of the fairway. A large bunker guards the right side of the fairway with out-of-bounds designation down the entire right side. Club selection is extremely important for the second shot, as players can only see a small portion of the green. Any shot played from over this green is very difficult and will most likely produce a bogey five.
Tournament Completed
Buick LPGA Shanghai Shanghai, China
Round 4 To Par Thru
1 Danielle Kang -13 F
T2 Lydia Ko -11 F
T2 Marina Alex -11 F
T2 Annie Park -11 F
T2 Wenbo Liu -11 F
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