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Lydia Ko headlines star-studded Volvik Championship field

Lydia Ko won her second major championship on Sunday.
Lydia Ko won her second major championship on Sunday. (Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The official players list for next week’s $1.3 million Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich., has been released, and includes nine of the top 10 money winners on the LPGA Tour.

Lydia Ko, who is currently the top ranked player in the Rolex Rankings, heads up the inaugural field that includes 23 of this years top 30 money winners, including Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Lexie Thompson, and Christie Kerr.

“We’re very excited about the field that will be joining us at the inaugural Volvik Championship,” LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said. “This field showcases some of the best athletes and role models our sport has to offer and we’re looking forward to a great week in Ann Arbor.”

Also in the field are seven of the 12 players from last year’s U.S. Solheim Cup team. The most notable absence being Michigan favorite Morgan Pressel who as a junior spent many summers with family in the Detroit area.

“When I saw the list of players we will have for our inaugural tournament, I was thrilled,” tournament director Keith Karbo said. “Ann Arbor is now set to have a world-class event with world-class golfers.”

The LPGA Volvik Championship will be held over Memorial Day weekend and will join the Meijer LPGA Classic, which is hosted in Grand Rapids, as the second tournament on the LPGA Tour schedule in the state of Michigan.

VOLVIK CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Lydia Ko
Inbee Park
Sei Young Kim
Lexi Thompson
Amy Yang
Cristie Kerr
So Yeon Ryu
Shanshan Feng
Brittany Lincicome
Hyo Joo Kim
Suzann Pettersen
Minjee Lee
Mirim Lee
Chella Choi
Yani Tseng
Mi Hyang Lee
Ilhee Lee
Jessica Korda
Candie Kung
Azahara Munoz
Austin Ernst
Angela Stanford
Ariya Jutanugarn
Eun-Hee Ji
Karine Icher
Pornanong Phatlum
Xi Yu Lin
Pernilla Lindberg
Kris Tamulis
Sakura Yokomine
Kim Kaufman
Lee-Anne Pace
Paula Creamer
Charley Hull
Michelle Wie
Jane Park
Sun Young Yoo
Mariajo Uribe
Jaye Marie Green
Sydnee Michaels
Wei-Ling Hsu
Caroline Masson
Catriona Matthew
Moriya Jutanugarn
Alena Sharp
Haru Nomura
Jennifer Song
Min Lee
Christina Kim
Ryann O’Toole
Marina Alex
Mi Jung Hur
Kelly Shon
Beatriz Recari
Min Seo Kwak
Ai Miyazato
Christel Boeljon
Ayako Uehara
Se Ri Pak
In Gee Chun
Brooke M. Henderson
Katie Burnett
Megan Khang
Paula Reto
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Julie Yang
Gaby Lopez
Simin Feng
P.K. Kongkraphan
Nontaya Srisawang
Thidapa Suwannapura
Annie Park
Giulia Molinaro
Brianna Do
Daniela Iacobelli
Dani Holmqvist
Lee Lopez
Alejandra Llaneza
Vicky Hurst
Casey Grice
Rachel Rohanna
Amy Anderson
Alison Walshe
Tiffany Joh
Perrine Delacour
Meena Lee
Caroline Hedwall
Jennifer Johnson
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Kemp
Sadena Parks
Grace Na
Budsabakorn Sukapan
Cyna Marie Rodriguez
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
Cydney Clanton
Ashlan Ramsey
Laetitia Beck
Cheyenne Woods
Sandra Changkija
Bertine Strauss
Lindy Duncan
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
Benyapa Niphatsophon
Jing Yan
Su Oh
Marion Ricordeau
Giulia Sergas
Stephanie Kono
Brittany Altomare
SooBin Kim
Katherine Kirk
Amelia Lewis
Becky Morgan
Nannette Hill
Felicity Johnson
Christine Song
Celine Herbin
Belen Mozo
Dori Carter
Briana Mao
Haeji Kang
Samantha Richdale
Demi Runas
Ji Young Oh
Laura Davies
Ssu-Chia Cheng
Jane Rah
Dewi Claire Schreefel
Ashleigh Simon
Lisa Ferrero
Victoria Elizabeth
Prima Thammaraks
Jiayi Zhou
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
Heather Bowie Young
Karlin Beck

ALTERNATES

Anne Catherine Tanguay
Nicole Jeray
Caroline Westrup
Jaclyn Jansen
Ginger Howard
Hannah Collier
Paz Echeverria
Lorie Kane
Silvia Cavalleri
Amy Hung
Danah Bordner
Stephanie Meadow
Elizabeth Nagel
Sue Kim
Kristy McPherson
Kendall Dye
Beth Bader
Jean Bartholomew
Ashli Bunch
Mindy Kim
Cindy LaCrosse
Candy Hannemann
Megan Grehan
Sara Banke

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