LPGA Tour tees it up in Ann Arbor this week

Many of the best female golfers in the world will tee it up in Ann Arbor this week as the LPGA Tour’s Volvik Championship returns to Travis Pointe Country Club. More than 30,000 spectators expected to attend.

At last year’s inaugural event, Ariya Jutanugarn (-15) shot a final round 5-under 67 to capture her third consecutive LPGA win by five strokes.

The LPGA Volvik Championship was developed from the desire to create a professional sports event that would benefit the local community, support charity, and grow the economy.

This professional golf tournament will be internationally televised in over 150 countries and create a $20 million economic impact for southeast Michigan. Being played through Memorial Day weekend, the event will raise awareness for charities, including those that benefit military families.

Constructed by Bill Newcomb, the signature golf course at Travis Pointe is one of the most beautiful in the state. The course, ranging from 5,264 yards to 7,326 yards, has hosted countless championship tournaments since the course’s opening in 1977.

This year’s field includes many of the top LPGA players looking to cash in on the impressive $1.3 million purse. The first round is Thursday with gates opening at 7 a.m.

Tickets are available at www.volviklpga.com/tickets/

 

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