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LPGA tournament sets next tee time

October 28, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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Blythefield Country Club in Belmont features an 18 hole, 6,859-yard course. Photo via

The LPGA has decided it’s returning to West Michigan next year.

The Meijer LPGA Classic, presented by Kraft, said today that after a successful inaugural tournament this summer, it will be back in Belmont, just north of Grand Rapids, next July 20-26 at the Blythefield Country Club.

The tournament will again benefit Meijer’s Simply Give hunger-relief program. This year’s event helped generate more than $600,000 for food pantries across the Midwest.

The 2014 tournament “greatly exceeded our expectations and afforded us an unmatched opportunity to raise awareness and funding for hunger relief in the Midwest,” said J.K. Symancyk, president, Meijer.

“The community really embraced this tournament, and we look forward to bringing another exciting event to them next year,” Symancyk said.

This August, more than 40,000 spectators witnessed LPGA rookie Mirim Lee win the tournament's title, with a birdie on the second playoff hole against fellow South Korean Inbee Park.

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