Philadelphia Cricket Club LPGA teaching professional and LPGA Tour winner Meaghan Francella to compete as sponsor exemption - Tickets on sale at www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com
GALLOWAY, N.J., May 15, 2023 – 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic defending champion Brooke Henderson, former World No. 1 players Jin Young Ko, Cristie Kerr and Ariya Jutanugarn and major champions and fan favorites Georgia Hall, Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome headline an elite field of early commitments for the 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, tournament organizers announced today.
In addition, LPGA Tour winner and Philadelphia Cricket Club teaching professional Meaghan Francella has accepted a sponsor exemption for a second consecutive year, taking place June 9-11 at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel in Galloway, N.J.
The 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic will feature a 144-player field competing for a share of a $1.75 million purse. In addition to Henderson, past champions committed to the event include Mel Reid (2020), Annie Park (2018), In Kyun Kim (2017), two-time winners Anna Nordqvist (2015-16) and Stacy Lewis (2012, 2014), Brittany Lincicome (2011), Cristie Kerr (2004) and Angela Stanford (2003).
“We are excited to continue New Jersey’s epic stretch of LPGA Tour events in 2023 with the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer in June, serving as Atlantic City’s kickoff sporting event of the summer,” said ShopRite LPGA Classic media director Jeremy Friedman. “We look forward to welcoming back to Seaview the world’s top professional golfers as well as our passionate South Jersey sports fanbase.”
Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming weeks special ancillary events taking place throughout the week at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, additional sponsor exemptions and field commitments. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
Atlantic City’s largest sporting event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic is one of the LPGA Tour’s longest running events. For three decades, golf fans from across the northeast have converged upon Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore to watch the top female golfers in the world compete on the famed waterfront course. The tournament not only hosts one of the strongest fields in women’s golf, but it also annually creates more than $19 million in economic activity in the region.
Since 1992, more than $40 million has been donated to area hospitals, food banks, education and youth programs. At the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic, dozens of nonprofits received grants and donations totaling more than $1.5 million during a luncheon hosted by Wakefern Food Corp., the largest U.S. retailer-owned cooperative and the logistics, merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite stores.
Tickets on Sale: Tickets are on sale for the ShopRite LPGA Classic exclusively at www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com. Ticket packages include exclusive hospitality and general admission tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2023 tournament tickets will be completely digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate.
All military (active, retired, reserve and veteran), service personnel (police, fire, EMS) and front-line workers (doctors and nurses) and accompanying family will receive complimentary admission to the three days of competition at the 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 9-11), courtesy of SERVPRO. All service personnel also will receive access into the Patriots’ Pavilion presented by Kleenex and SERVPRO. All military and service personnel must show proper identification at the main gate as well as at the Patriots Pavilion to gain entry.
ShopRite will once again offer Price Plus Club card holders two (2) free daily grounds tickets with a valid Price Plus Club card. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and its subsidiary, Braven Health, also will offer all card holders two (2) complimentary free daily grounds tickets, valid during competition rounds.
There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic (**Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees**):
- Daily Grounds:
- Weekly Grounds:
- Hard Rock Suite - 17th Green:
- Champions Club – 18th Green Hospitality:
- General admission daily grounds, valid for one round Friday-Sunday, June 9-11 (tournament rounds).
- General admission daily grounds, valid Friday-Sunday, June 9-11 (tournament rounds)
- Luxury greenside suite offering exclusive views of the 17th green. Includes upgraded food and beverages and cash bar. Each purchase valid for one round of competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
- Luxury greenside suites overlooking the 18th green. Includes upgraded food and beverages and open bar for alcoholic beverages. Each purchase valid for one round of competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer continues its tradition of supporting several charitable organizations, with 100 percent of advance ticket sales going to a number of participating partners.
For more information on the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com, and on social media @ShopRiteLPGA on Twitter, @ShopRiteLPGA on Instagram and ShopRite LPGA Classic on Facebook.
About Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
Set on 670 acres of Galloway, N.J., coast and woodlands, Seaview is home to two world-class golf courses and a 296-room hotel. The Bay Course opened in 1914 and was designed by Hugh Wilson and Donald Ross. The 6,300-yard layout is less a test of length, and more a test of imagination, accuracy and short game. The Bay Course presents a Scottish-links feel, dramatic seaside views, deep pot bunkers and small undulating greens. It is the current host of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, as well as nine holes of the 1942 PGA Championship.
The Pines Course opened in 1929 and was designed by William Flynn and Howard Toomey. Unlike the Bay Course, the Pines winds its way through New Jersey woodlands, presenting elevation changes and bountiful doglegs. The course measures 6,800 yards, and it features large bunkers and expansive, sloping greens. The 16th hole was the site of Sam Snead’s miraculous 60-foot chip-in to win the 1942 PGA Championship – his first major.
For more information on Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, visit www.seaviewgolf.com. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon, manages the golf operations at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
About the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the LPGA Tour. It is held annually in Atlantic City on the Bay Course at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, and features the world’s best female professional golfers competing over three rounds for a share of the $1.75 million purse. The ShopRite LPGA Classic is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global sports marketing and event management agency. For more information on the ShopRite LPGA Classic, visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic..com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
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