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Marathon Classic

The Blade's 2014 Marathon Classic Fan Guide

Your guide to the LPGA tournament

at Highland Meadows Golf Course July 17-20

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MARATHON CLASSIC FAN GUIDE

THE BASICS:

■ WHAT: Marathon Classic, presented by Owens Corning and O-I, a stop on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour.

■ WHERE: Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania.

■ WHEN: Begins Monday, July 14, with tournament competition Thursday, July 17, through Sunday, July 20.

■ PURSE: $1,400,000; winner receives $210,000.

■ FIELD: 144 (141 pros, 1 amateur, plus 2 starters from Monday qualifier 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: Beatriz Recari.

■ PROCEEDS: All Marathon Classic proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House, Anne Grady Services, The Arts Partnership of Hancock County, CASA Volunteer (Monroe), CASA Volunteer (Toledo), Camp Fire Northwest Ohio, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Christian Clearing House, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo, Findlay Family YMCA, First Tee of Lake Erie, Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Library, Gliding Stars of Findlay, Junior Achievement, Mobile Meals of Toledo, Putnam County Educational Service Center, Putnam County YMCA, Ryan’s Place (McComb), Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, Special Kids Therapy, United Way of Hancock County, and the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

(All events at Highland Meadows Golf Club unless noted.)

■ MONDAY

7:30 a.m.: 13abc/PNC Pro-Am, shotgun start.

1:30 p.m.: ProMedica/Hylant/Heidtman Steel Pro-Am, shotgun start.

■ TUESDAY

11 a.m.: KeyBank Putting Pro-Am, practice green.

(LPGA practice rounds throughout day.)

■ WEDNESDAY

7-9:20 a.m. and 12:10-2:20 p.m.: Fathead Celebrity Pro-Am. (Top 58 LPGA pros participate, based on 2014 money list).

■ THURSDAY

7:15-9:15 a.m., and 12:15-2:15 p.m.: Marathon Classic first round, threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

■ FRIDAY

7:15-9:15 a.m., and 12:15-2:15 p.m.: Marathon Classic second round, threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

■ SATURDAY

7:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Marathon Classic third round, twosomes off No. 1 tee.

■ SUNDAY

7:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Marathon Classic fourth round, twosomes off No. 1 tee. Award ceremony to follow completion of round at No. 18 green.

NOTE: The third and fourth rounds will be played in twosomes, all starting at No. 1, if the post-cut field is 76 players or less. If the field is larger, the tee times will be adjusted with play in threesomes off both the Nos. 1 and 10 tees to accommodate a 5 p.m. finish for television.

 

TICKETS:

Daily grounds tickets ($15 Monday through Friday; $20 Saturday and Sunday) are available at main gate. Advance ticket sales, plus information on The Blade Charity Ticket Program, available online at marathonclassic.com.

 

TICKET WILL-CALL:

Located at the public parking lot. 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: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

■ Sunday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

PUBLIC PARKING:

Public parking 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.

 

SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE:

■ Monday 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

■ Tuesday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

■ Wednesday 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

■ Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

■ Friday 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

■ Saturday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

■ Sunday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Parking at Highland Meadows Golf Club and Highland Elementary will be by pass only.

 

ADMISSION RULES:

Cell phones and beepers are not permitted. Cameras will be allowed on the grounds Monday through Wednesday, but not on competition days. Portable chairs are permitted. No radios, TVs, picnic baskets, coolers, food or beverages may be brought onto the grounds.

All patrons and any items they carry will be subject to inspection by security and local law-enforcement officials.

Admission passes must be displayed at all times.

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