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Jutanugarn headlines field for Ann Arbor LPGA event

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Ariya Jutanugarn will return to Ann Arbor to defend her Volvik Championship title.

With the second annual LPGA Volvik Championship set to tee off next week, the field for the event at Travis Pointe Country Club is shaping up to be a strong one.

Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn has been confirmed to compete as five of the top six golfers in the world will be in Ann Arbor.

Jutanugarn is ranked No. 3 in the current Rolex rankings and is coming off a 2016 season in which she won five times while earning Rolex Player of the Year honors and finishing atop the LPGA Official Money list with $2,550,947 in earnings.

At the 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship, Jutanugarn carded a final round 67 to win by five strokes at 15-under par ahead of runner-up Christina Kim. It was Jutanugarn's third consecutive win on the LPGA Tour.

Only world No. 1 Lydia Ko will not be at Travis Pointe as No. 2 So Yeon Ryu, Jutanugarn, No. 4 in Gee Chun, No. 5 Lexi Thompson and No. 6 Shanshan Feng will be in the field. In addition, 17 of 25 of the top ranked players on tour will compete for the $1.3 million purse.

Other notable players in the field include Anna Nordqvist, Brooke Henderson, Stacy Lewis, Jessica Corda, Chella Choi, Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Kim along with veterans Laura Davies and Juli Inkster.

“We are pleased with the quality of the field,” Tournament Director Keith Karbo said. "There is a strong list of current top notch LPGA names along with some of the greats of the game that will tee it up."

Practice rounds will be played at Travis Pointe on Monday and Tuesday with the pro-am taking place on Wednesday. The tournament begins May 25 and finishes on May 28.

mcharboneau@detroitnews.com

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VOLVIK CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Marina Alex

Stacy Lewis

Beth Allen

Brittany Lincicome

Brittany Altomare

Pernilla Lindberg

Amy Anderson

Gaby Lopez

Aditi Ashok

Lee Lopez

Laetitia Beck

Mo Martin

Ashleigh Buhai

Caroline Masson

Katie Burnett

Catriona Matthew

Sandra Changkija

Ally McDonald

Ssu-Chia Cheng

Stephanie Meadow

Peiyun Chien

Wichanee Meechai

Chella Choi

Mika Miyazato

Na Yeon Choi

Giulia Molinaro

In Gee Chun

Becky Morgan

Karen Chung

Belen Mozo

Carlota Ciganda

Azahara Munoz

Cydney Clanton

Haru Nomura

Holly Clyburn

Anna Nordqvist

Paula Creamer

Su Oh

Laura Davies

Therese O'Hara

Perrine Delacour

Ryann O'Toole

Lindy Duncan

Lee-Anne Pace

Austin Ernst

Brooke Pancake

Laura Gonzalez

Escallon Annie Park

Shanshan Feng

Hee Young Park

Dana Finkelstein

Jane Park

Sandra Gal

Sung Hyun Park

Jaye Marie Green

Sadena Parks

Regan De Guzman

Maria Parra

Jennifer Ha

Katherine Perry

Mina Harigae

Suzann Pettersen

Nasa Hataoka

Pornanong Phatlum

Caroline Hedwall

Morgan Pressel

Brooke M. Henderson

Beatriz Recari

Celine Herbin

Mel Reid

Dani Holmqvist

Paula Reto

Wei-Ling Hsu

Demi Runas

Charley Hull

So Yeon Ryu

Mi Jung Hur

Madelene Sagstrom

Vicky Hurst

Lizette Salas

Karine Icher

Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong

Juli Inkster

Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Eun-Hee Ji

Alena Sharp

Tiffany Joh

Jenny Shin

Ariya Jutanugarn

Kelly Shon

Moriya Jutanugarn

Sarah Jane Smith

Kim Kaufman

Jennifer Song

Sarah Kemp

Nontaya Srisawang

Megan Khang

Angela Stanford

Christina Kim

Marissa Steen

Sei Young Kim

Jackie Stoelting

Katherine Kirk

Thidapa Suwannapura

Joanna Klatten

Kris Tamulis

P.K. Kongkraphan

Kelly Tan

Jessica Korda

Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras

Nelly Korda

Lexi Thompson

Olafia Kristinsdottir

Yani Tseng

Candie Kung

Emily Tubert

Min Seo Kwak

Ayako Uehara

Nicole Broch Larsen

Mariajo Uribe

Bronte Law

Karrie Webb

Maude-Aimee Leblanc

Michelle Wie

Ilhee Lee

Cheyenne Woods

Jeong Eun Lee

Julie Yang

Mi Hyang Lee

Angel Yin

Min Lee

Sakura Yokomine

Minjee Lee

Pavarisa Yoktuan

Amelia Lewis

Sun Young Yoo

ALTERNATES

Madeleine Sheils

Mariah Stackhouse

Dottie Ardina

Emily K. Pedersen

Jenny Coleman

Brittany Benvenuto

Britney Yada

Jessy Tang

Prima Thammaraks

Justine Dreher

Cindy LaCrosse

Ji Young Oh

Augusta James

Emily Collins

Allyssa Ferrell