New Jersey, Ashleigh Buhai defends her title

Roberta Liti and Benedetta Moresco are among the 144 competitors participating in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, an event on the LPGA Tour scheduled from June 7th to 9th at the Seaview Golf Club (Bay Course) in Galloway, New Jersey

by Andrea Gussoni
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New Jersey, Ashleigh Buhai defends her title
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Roberta Liti and Benedetta Moresco are among the 144 competitors participating in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, an event on the LPGA Tour scheduled from June 7th to 9th at the Seaview Golf Club (Bay Course) in Galloway, New Jersey.

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In a tournament with many top players absent, defending champion Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa will look to retain her title. However, much attention will be on the three players within the top ten of the Rolex Ranking: Filipina-turned-Japanese Yuka Saso (ranked 6th), who recently won her second US Women's Open and also claimed the Major in 2021, Australian Hannah Green (ranked 5th), and Korean Jin Young Ko (ranked 7th).

Despite the absence of some big names, there are several promising players in the field who are expected to provide excitement. These include Americans Angel Yin, Megan Khang, Lizette Salas, Alexa Pano, Danielle Kang, Mexican Gaby Lopez, Thais Atthaya Thitikul and Jasmine Suwannapura, Chinese Xiaowen Yin, Japanese Ayaka Furue and Nasa Hataoka, and Frenchwoman Perrine Delacour, fresh off her victory at the Dormy Open Helsingborg in Sweden, an event on the Ladies European Tour.

Among the past winners in the field, aside from Buhai, are Canadian Brooke M. Henderson (2022), Korean In Kyung Kim (2017), Australian Karrie Webb (2013), Brittany Lincicome (2011), and two-time winners Stacy Lewis (2012, 2014) and Swedish Anna Nordqvist (consecutive wins in 2015 and 2016).

Roberta Liti seeks redemption after missing the cut in her last outing (Mizuho Americas Open), although she has finished in the money five out of seven times previously. Benedetta Moresco, who also competes on the Epson Tour, is making her second appearance of the season on the major circuit.

Galloway is a township located in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. It is situated in the southeastern part of the state, near the Jersey Shore. The township covers a diverse area that includes suburban neighborhoods, rural areas, and portions of the Pine Barrens.

Galloway is known for its natural beauty, with abundant forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitats. It offers outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and birdwatching. The town is also home to several golf courses, including the Seaview Golf Club, which hosts professional golf tournaments like the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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