Hall-of-Famer and Past Champion Karrie Webb to Make LPGA Return at the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic

 Hall-of-Famer and Past Champion Karrie Webb to Make LPGA Return at the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY, N.J., May 26, 2022 – World Golf Hall-of-Fame member and multiple major champion Karrie Webb will return to LPGA Tour competition at the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, taking place June 6-12 at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel in Galloway, N.J.

Webb, a seven-time major champion from Australia who is the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic champion, last competed on the LPGA Tour in January at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, where she finished T52.

“We are honored to have Karrie Webb return to Seaview for the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, one of her favorite events on the LPGA Tour schedule,” said tournament director Bill Hansen. “We look forward to welcoming Karrie into our world-class field that serves as the kickoff sporting event for the summer in Atlantic City.”

Webb will join a 144-player international field at the ShopRite LPGA Classic that features past champions from the past 10 years including defending champion Celine Boutier, Mel Reid (2020), I.K. Kim (2017), two-time winners Anna Nordqvist (2015-16) and Stacy Lewis (2012, 2014) and Brittany Lincicome (2011). The current field includes several of the world’s top-ranked players, including World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, major champions Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Inbee Park, and multiple LPGA Tour winner Nasa Hataoka. 

New Jersey native Marina Alex, who captured her first LPGA Tour win in four years in April at the Palos Verdes Championship presented by Bank of America, also will return to South Jersey to compete in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, as will Philadelphia resident and LPGA Tour winner Meaghan Francella, current LPGA teaching professional at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Atlantic City’s largest annual sporting event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic returns to its traditional dates on the LPGA Tour schedule in June and, for the first time in history, will broadcast live on network television. CBS Television Network will carry Sunday’s final round and stream live on Paramount+. GOLF Channel will air the first two rounds and the first hour of Sunday’s final round, with CBS airing the final two hours.

Tickets are now on sale for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, exclusively at www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com. Ticket packages for the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic include exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2022 tournament tickets will be digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or be printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate.

There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic, which can be purchased in advance online. 

  • Any One Day Grounds Ticket: $20
  • Weekly Grounds: $40
  • Hard Rock Suite: $175 (complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks with cash bar – located on the 17th green)
  • Champions Club on 18: $275 (complimentary food and drinks)

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, nearly $40 million has been donated to area hospitals, food banks, education and youth programs. At the 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, dozens of nonprofits received grants and donations totaling more than $1.5 million during a luncheon hosted by Wakefern Food Corp., the logistics, merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite stores.

The 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic, which took place in October and welcomed fans back to the championship, was won by Boutier, who recorded the second LPGA Tour title of her career. Boutier matched her career-low score on Sunday’s final-round with a 63 to reach 14-under par, holding off Jin Young Ko, Inbee Park and a charging Brooke Henderson.

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