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Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Photo Gallery

Here are some photos that my wife and I have taken the last couple of days at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland Mi.

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Preview

Before I get started with this week's tournament, I want to congratulate Sei Young Kim for winning the Marathon Classic. Kim started the final round with a one stroke lead over Lexi Thompson. When she  birdied holes 7,8,9,10, and 11, she increased her lead to six shots. Thompson would finish with a birdie on the 17th hole and an eagle on the 18th, but would fall two shots short. For Kim, it was her ninth victory on the LPGA Tour.

This week the LPGA moves back to the state of Michigan for the playing of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.

This will be tournament No. 20 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Official event rounds begin Wednesday July 17, and continue through Saturday July 20. The format will feature foursomes during the first and third rounds and four-ball during the second and fourth rounds. After 36 holes, the field will be a cut to the low 35 teams and any ties for 35th. In the event of a tie after 72 holes, the champions will be determined by a hole-by-hole pl…

Marathon Classic Presented by Dana Preview, Pairings, and More

Before I get started with this week's topic, I want to give a big congratulations to Shanshan Feng for winning the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. This one was a shootout that they would have been proud of at the O.K. Corral! Through the first 50 holes, Sung Hyun Park was an amazing 23 under par and looked as if she would shatter the LPGA record of 31 under par set last year by Sei Young Kim at this tournament. That wouldn't be the case though as Shanshan Feng and Ariya Jutanugarn made it a two player race going to the final holes. When Ariya birdied the 18th hole she pulled into a tie at 28 under par. Shanshan needed a birdie on the final hole to win. Her drive split the fairway perfectly, and then she put her approach shot to within three feet of the hole. When she sank the putt she had her 10th career LPGA victory, and first since 2017. For Sung Hyun Park (who won last week) it was a very disappointing finish, as she managed to shoot just even par her last 22 holes. Yealimi …