Defending champion IK Kim has committed to play in the 2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. She will be joined in the field by past tournament champions Anna Nordqvist, Stacy Lewis, Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr, organizers announced today.
“Our list of defending champions includes some of the most recognizable names in professional golf and we’re always excited to welcome them back to South Jersey,” said Tim Erensen, executive director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “We’re proud to showcase these athletes for our fans and community partners and look forward to crowning a new champion this June.”
The field will also feature nine of the last 11 major winners including Pernilla Lindberg, Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and In Gee Chun, as well as fan favorites such as Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Michelle Wie and Christina Kim.
Tournament organizers also announced that Natalie Gulbis has accepted a sponsor exemption for the second straight year. Gulbis is one of the most popular players on tour and has been a proud supporter of the tournament and it’s many charitable efforts over her 13 years playing in the event.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will be held June 4 – 10, 2018. The 144-player field will compete over three rounds for a record $1.75 million purse at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey. The tournament will be televised live on Golf Channel. For more information visit www.shopritelpgaclassic.com.