Pros, amateurs play together at Meijer LPGA Classic

Karrie Webb during the Meijer LPGA Classic Pro-Am at Blythefield Country Club. (Aug. 6, 2014)
Karrie Webb during the Meijer LPGA Classic Pro-Am at Blythefield Country Club. (Aug. 6, 2014)


BELMONT, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly 200 golfers competed in the first ever Meijer LPGA Classic Pro-Am Wednesday afternoon at Blythefield Country Club.

Suzann Pettersen plays in the Meijer LPGA Classic Pro-Am at Blythefield Country Club. (Aug. 6, 2014)
(Suzann Pettersen plays in the Meijer LPGA Classic Pro-Am.)

It was an opportunity for both the professional and amateur golfers to get to know each other and the course before the first round of professional tournament play on Thursday.

As usual, the biggest crowds followed U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie around the 18-hole course in Belmont. It showcased the LPGA as it bills itself — a fan-friendly tour. There was not a spectator who wanted an autograph and left empty-handed.

For the professional players, it was also the last chance to find the secrets behind Blythefield, a course on which most of the players have never competed.

The first annual Meijer LPGA Classic tees off at 7:15 a.m. Thursday and the final championship round concludes Sunday.

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Visiting the Meijer LPGA Classic

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