■ WHAT: Marathon Classic, presented by Owens Corning and OI, a stop on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour.
■ WHERE: Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania.
■ WHEN: Begins Monday, with tournament competition Thursday through Sunday.
■ PURSE: $1.5 million; winner will receive $225,000.
■ FIELD: 144 (140 pros, 2 amateur invitees, plus 2 starters from Monday qualifying tournament held at Sylvania Country Club).
■ FORMAT: 72-hole stroke play. Field will be cut to the low 70 scores and ties after 36 holes.
■ DEFENDING CHAMPION: Chella Choi (14-under-par 270).
■ PROCEEDS: All Marathon Classic proceeds will benefit these children’s charities: Feed Lucas County Children, Kids Unlimited, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, East Toledo Family Center, Boys & Girls Club of Toledo, Adopt America, Evans Scholars, Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Girls on the Run, Providence Center, Camp Courageous, The Victory Center, Aurora Project, Sara’s Garden, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, Tiffin YMCA, Children’s Museum of Findlay, Literacy Coalition of Hancock County, Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund, Ronald McDonald House of NW Ohio.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
(At Highland Meadows Golf Club unless noted.)
■ 7:30 a.m.: PNC Pro-Am, shotgun start.
■ 12:30 p.m.: Qualifying tournament, Sylvania Country Club.
■ 1:30 p.m.: ProMedica/Hylant Pro-Am, shotgun start.
■ 11 a.m.: KeyBank Putting Pro-Am, practice green.
■ 6 p.m.: Huntington Gala Dinner & Show, SeaGate Centre.
(LPGA practice rounds throughout day.)
■ 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.: Two waves of Buckeye Broadband Celebrity Pro-Am (Top 60 LPGA pros participate based on current tour money list).
■ 7:15-9:15 a.m., and 12:15-2:15 p.m.: Marathon Classic first round, threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees.
(Kroger Senior Day)
■ 7:15-9:15 a.m., and 12:15-2:15 p.m.: Marathon Classic second round, threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees.
■ 7:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.: Marathon Classic third round, twosomes off No. 1 tee.
(Please see note.)
■ 4 p.m.: LPGA Junior Girls Clinic, driving range.
(The Blade Day)
■ 7:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.: Marathon Classic final round, twosomes off No. 1 tee. (Please see note.)
6 p.m.: Closing ceremony, 18th green.
(Championship Sunday sponsored by Toledo Clinic)
■ Note: Saturday and Sunday tee times and format are based on a post-cut field of 78 players or fewer. If the cut includes more than 78 golfers, players will compete in threesomes, going off both No. 1 and 10 tees, with tee times ranging from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., to accommodate a 6 p.m. finish for TV.
Weekly grounds badges ($60), or two for the price of one, are available at all Toledo area Kroger stores. Daily grounds tickets are available at the main gate for $15 Monday through Friday and $20 on Saturday and Sunday. To designate a charity to receive 100 percent of your purchase amount, or for weekly clubhouse ticket information, go to marathonclassic.com.
Located at the public parking lot at northeast corner of Centennial and Brint roads.
Will-call will be staffed during the following hours:
■ Monday: 7 a.m.5 p.m.
■ Tuesday: 8 a.m.5 p.m.
■ Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.6 p.m.
■ Thursday: 7 a.m.6 p.m.
■ Friday: 7 a.m.6 p.m.
■ Saturday: 7 a.m.4 p.m.
■ Sunday: 7 a.m.3 p.m.
The public lot is located at the northeast corner of Centennial and Brint roads. A $5 daily fee or $10 weekly fee includes shuttle bus service to and from the main gate at Highland Meadows.
Parking at Highland Meadows Golf Club and Highland Elementary School will be by pass only.
SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE:
■ Monday: 5:30 a.m.7 p.m.
■ Tuesday: 7 a.m.7 p.m.
■ Wednesday: 5:30 a.m.8 p.m.
■ Thursday: 5:30 a.m.9 p.m.
■ Friday: 5:30 a.m.9 p.m.
■ Saturday: 5:45 a.m.7 p.m.
■ Sunday: 5:45 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Passes must be displayed at all times.
Cameras will be permitted on the grounds Monday through Wednesday, but not on competition days.
Portable chairs are permitted, but no radios, TVs, picnic baskets, coolers, food or beverages may be brought onto the grounds.
All patrons and any items they carry may be subject to inspection by security and local law enforcement officials.