Meijer LPGA Classic Features Major Champions, Top Ranked Players

Meijer LPGA Classic Features Major Champions, Top Ranked Players

Tournament benefits Simply Give program to stock Midwest food pantries.

This weekend’s Meijer LPGA Classic features many of the world’s top women’s golfers including Lydia Ko (3), Minjee Lee (5), 2015 Champion Lexi Thompson (7), Hyo Joo Kim (8) and two-time Champion Brooke Henderson.

The field also includes four past champions of the Meijer LPGA Classic, including Defending Champion Jennifer Kupcho (2022), So Yeon Ryu (2018), Lexi Thompson (2015) and Brooke Henderson (2017, 2019).

In all, the Meijer LPGA Classic field boasts 20 major champions, 19 of the Top 30 players in the world, six former World No. 1’s and many of the greatest players in the game today.

The field also includes three notable sponsor exemptions:

  • Rachel Kuehn, a senior at Wake Forest and member of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Team National Champions. Kuehn was the first Wake Forest women’s golfer in program history to be named ACC Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. She is currently ranked fifth in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings.
  • Paige Crawford, winner of the women’s division of THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Invitational at Blythefield Country Club on June 7, earning an exemption to the both the Meijer LPGA Classic next week and the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in July. Crawford won THE JOHN SHIPPEN LPGA Tour event of the year at the Meijer LPGA Classic, earning an exemption to compete in the Cognizant Founders Cup in May.
  • Brooke Biermann, a rising junior at Michigan State University, who will be making her LPGA Tour debut. Biermann won her first collegiate event during her sophomore year at MSU, finishing co-medalist at the NCAA Palm Beach Regional and helping to secure the team’s first NCAA Regional win and advancing to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships in May.

Proceeds from the Meijer LPGA benefit the

the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. The 2022 tournament raised $1.25 million for local food pantries through Simply Give. In total, the eight tournaments combined have generated more than $8.65 million for the Meijer Simply Give hunger relief program. Additionally, in 2022, Meijer also donated $25,000 to a hunger relief organization of tournament Champion Jennifer Kupcho’s choice. She selected Grand Rapids-based Kids’ Food Basket as a thank you to her host family, who had ties to the organization.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com. Follow the action and stay up-to-date on the latest tournament news by following #ForeHunger and #MeijerCommunity on social media.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer has a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. The retailer’s other primary pillars of giving include Diversity & Inclusion, local giving, sustainability, and health and wellness. For additional information on Meijer community engagement efforts, please visit www.meijercommunity.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.


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