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Dreams Can Come True At The LPGA Volvik Amateur Pre-Qualifier

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ANN ARBOR — Athletes of all ages dream about making that one winning play, the one winning move, the one winning shot. With all the hopes and dreams, an opportunity rarely presents itself.

On Thursday, May 19 the chance to go beyond dreaming into doing will take place for female amateur golfers when the LPGA Volvik Championship conducts an 18-hole stroke play pre-qualifier at the Leslie Park Golf Course in Ann Arbor.

All participants must hold amateur status. As defined by the USGA, an amateur golfer, whether she plays competitively or recreationally, is one who plays golf for the challenge it presents, not as a profession and not for financial gain.

The two amateurs with the lowest scores qualify for an automatic exemption directly into the Official LPGA Local Qualifying Tournament to be held at Eagle Crest Golf Club on Monday, May 23. From the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, the top two women qualifiers will be invited to play in the 72-hole LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe, May 26-29.

Leslie Park is the City of Ann Arbor’s premier municipal golf course. It opened in 1967 and was designed by Arthur Hills and Larry Packard. The course is considered one of the finest public golf courses in Michigan.

Owned by Eastern Michigan University, Eagle Crest is the home course for the Men’s and Women’s Varsity Golf Teams. The course opened in 1989 and was originally designed by Gary Player and Karl Litten. In 2012, the course underwent major renovation under the direction of golf architect Jim Lipe.

For more information and to apply for the pre-qualifier at Leslie Park go to

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