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Toledo welcomes LPGA for 35th edition of Marathon event

Tournament formerly known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, after the Toledo-born actor, begins Thursday

35: Number of years that the LPGA has played in the Toledo, Ohio, area as the Marathon LPGA Classic begins Thursday at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. The tournament, formerly known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic after the Toledo-born TV actor of M*A*S*H fame, debuted in 1984. (No tournament was held in 1986 and 2011 as northwest Ohio hosted the PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open, respectively.) South Korean Se Ri Pak was a five-time winner of the Jamie Farr, from 1998 to 2007. Americans Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda, who are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, in the Rolex Rankings, headline the field in the LPGA’s second consecutive event in northwest Ohio to restart the season. Kang won last week at the Drive On Championship as the LPGA resumed play after a five-month suspension. Sei Young Kim will not defend her 2019 title and instead remain home in South Korea because of the global coronavirus pandemic (tee times).

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