SYLVANIA, Ohio – Nasa Hatoaka in Sylvania, of Japan, is the winner of the Marathon Classic 2021.
“Shot a 19 under par in 3 rounds. She was well on the way to setting a new tournament record, but we got rain on the last round but she still won 6,” said Judd Silverman, Tournament Director of Marathon Classic.
Silverman said this was the first time the finals had washed out in 37 years. The final round started on Sunday and players were allowed to play for around 2 hours before being called from the field.
“You know, after that it never stopped raining. We kept watching the radar and were hopeful, but unfortunately they never came out, ”said Silverman.
Before there was an interruption, fans were excited to be back on track this year after being banned from the coronavirus last year.
“Last year was so difficult without the fans so it’s just great that the fans are coming back to the sport in general and it was just great to have people out there again,” said Silverman.
Now it’s on to the Solheim Cup. Silverman said it will be a one-off event as the LPGA relocates the tournament every 4 years.
“They know Toledo and Inverness were lucky enough to win the application and all I know is that our community will come out in droves to support the Solheim Cup and hopefully cheer the Americans on to win the Soehim Cup back,” said he.
The Solheim Cup will be held from August 31st to September 6th.