Peters Wins Qualifier, Exemption for Meijer LPGA Classic
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Using a two-under 70, University of Michigan women's golferCatherine Peters claimed medalist honors in the collegiate qualifier for the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic today (Tuesday, June 23) at the Blythefield Country Club.
Northwestern's Kaitlyn Park earned the second spot after shooting a 72, while Wolverines Grace Choi and Megan Kim each fired rounds of 76. Peters and Park will now compete in the LPGA event held Tuesday through Sunday, July 21-26 back at the Blythefield Country Club.
Starting on the sixth hole of the shotgun formatted qualifier, Peters struck early with a birdie on the 10th hole to go one under, before a bogey on the 12th drew her back to even. After parring her next seven holes, she sank her second birdie of the round on No. 2 to move back into the red. Two more pars and a closing third birdie on her final hole, No. 5, positioned her at two under as she claimed the top spot by two strokes.
Nearly 35 competitors from Big Ten schools Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin as well as local universities Ferris State, Grand Valley State and Davenport played for two exempted spots to play in the July LPGA event.
Peters is the second Wolverine to compete in the Meijer LPGA Classic after Choi and MSU's Lindsey McPherson were given exemptions to last year's event.