Mel Reid (left) and Caddy Ryan Desveaux celebrate with a trophy after Reid wins the Shoprite LPGA Classic golf tournament on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Galloway, NJ (AP Photo / Noah K. Murray)
Noah K. Murray
The field of 132 leading female golfers for the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Friday is impressive, with Major Champions, Hall of Famers and eight of the last 10 winners since 2011.
The 54-hole tournament takes place Friday through Sunday on the Bay Course at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Township. The golfers compete for a share of the US $ 1.75 million prize pool. Golf Channel is broadcast live on television every three days.
The field includes 16 players who competed in the Solheim Cup in early September, including reigning ShopRite champion Mel Reid, 2020 winner Lexi Thompson and two-time champion Anna Nordqvist.
Seven of the top 10 of the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings will be there: Jin Young Ko (2), Inbee Park (3), Sei Young Kim (4), Hyo-Joo Kim (5), Yuka Saso (7), Danielle Kang ( 8) and Brooke Henderson (10). ShopRite entrans who have won several major championships include Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome, Stacy Lewis, Jin Young Ko, Sei Young Kim and So Yeon Ryu. Major champions from 2021 include Patty Tavatanakit (ANA Inspiration), Saso (US Women’s Open) and Nordqvist (AIG Women’s Open).
New Jersey’s Marina Alex will be returning to Seaview, where she has been playing golf since she was a junior. Laura Davies, a World Golf Hall of Famer and a fan favorite of the Atlantic City area, will return to the ShopRite LPGA Classic.