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Meijer LPGA Classic Reaches $2M Goal, Crowns Champ

Lilia Vu wins 10th Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.
Lilia Vu wins 10th Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.

The 10th Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give concluded June 16, generating $2 million – the goal set earlier this year – to help stock the shelves of hundreds of food pantries across the Midwest.

Lilia Vu of California won the four-day event, which was held at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Michigan, following a three-hole playoff. 

Including this year’s event, the Meijer LPGA Classic has generated more than $12 million for the Simply Give program.

“Reflecting on the past 10 years, it’s been wonderful to see the Meijer LPGA Classic truly flourish into one of the biggest events on the LPGA Tour, and we’re grateful to all who’ve made it a spectacular tournament year after year,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer president and CEO. 

“This tournament goes beyond the golf course, making a substantial impact on hunger relief through our Simply Give program and helping to keep our local food pantry shelves stocked for families in need. From the players to our spectators, community partners and volunteers, the impact of this event continues to make a difference for our neighbors in need.”

[RELATED: Meijer LPGA Classic Raises $1.25M For Midwest Food Pantries]

The victory was Vu’s fifth LPGA Tour win. In her first time playing since late March due to a back injury, she edged Lexi Thompson and third-round leader Grace Kim with a 5-foot birdie putt on the third playoff, the par-5 fourth hole. She carded a seven-under final round of 65 to take claim the title.

In addition to the $2 million raised by this year’s event, Meijer will donate $25,000 to a hunger relief organization of Vu’s choice as part of a tradition the retailer started in 2021. Details on Vu’s selection will be shared in the coming weeks.

This year’s tournament featured a field of competitors, including past champions, top-ranked LPGA players and emerging talents. With a record-breaking 1,371 volunteers, the four-day event also offered a variety of family-friendly activities, food experiences and opportunities for fans to engage with players.

“This year was a special one for us,” said Cathy Cooper, executive director of the Meijer LPGA Classic

“We extend our congratulations to Lilia and gratitude to the sponsors, volunteers, players and spectators who made this milestone event a resounding success. Plans are already under way for next year’s tournament, promising even more excitement and community impact.”

Dates for the 2025 Meijer LPGA Classic will be released the weeks ahead.

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