Individual Ivy Women's Golf Champion to Earn ShopRite LPGA Classic Invite
PRINCETON, N.J. -- This year's Ivy League women's golf medalist will earn an invitation to the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic Qualifier, which will be held on May 30, at historic Seaview's Bay Course. Two amateurs are permitted to compete in the qualifier, and the Ivy League Champion will fill one of the two spots.
If the 2011 Ivy League Champion is unable to attend, then the 2011 runner-up will have first right of refusal and so on down the line. The second amateur spot in the ShopRite LPGA Classic Qualifier will be filled by the winner of a pre-qualifier, which will be held on Sunday, May 29.
The two low medalists at Monday's Qualifier will be entered in the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic field, which will be played June 3-5 on Seaview's Bay Course.
The 2011 Ivy League women's golf Championship begins tomorrow, April 22 at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, N.J. Friday's tee times are slated to begin at 8:00 a.m., with Saturday's second round beginning at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday's final round teeing off at 7:30 a.m.
Yale's Alyssa Roland won Ivy League medalist honors in 2010 as she carded a 227 (78-76-73) en route to becoming the Bulldogs' fourth individual Ivy champion. Currently a senior on Yale's roster, if head coach Chawwdee Rompothong taps Roland for her starting five, she would have a shot to become Yale's first repeat medalist. Roland narrowly edged current Penn sophomore Isabel Han for the 2010 title, as Han finished one shot off the pace with a 228 (79-74-75).
The 2010 ShopRite LPGA Classic attracted 99 of the top 100 players in the world, welcomed back 2010 U.S. Women's Open Champion Paula Creamer after a four-month hiatus, featured the professional debut of 15 year old super star Alexis Thompson, and finished with Ai Miyazato claiming the title and the world #1 ranking.