Marathon Classic

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Marathon Classic
Tournament information
Location Sylvania, Ohio, U.S.
Established 1984
Course(s) Highland Meadows Golf Club
Par 71
Length 6,428 yards (5,878 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund $1.4 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Se Ri Pak (1998)
To par −23 Se Ri Pak (1998)
Current champion
New Zealand Lydia Ko
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The Marathon Classic, in full the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I, is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was founded in 1984 and has been played yearly, except in 1986 and 2011, in Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb northwest of Toledo.

History[edit]

The tournament was founded after PGA Tour caddie Judd Silverman, a Toledo native, sought to bring a ladies professional golf tournament to his hometown. He contacted sponsors and actor Jamie Farr, also a Toledo native, brought his name and several of his celebrity friends to the tournament. Throughout the history of the event, children's charities in Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan have been the charitable beneficiaries of the tournament. They have received more than $6.2 million[1] during the event's history.

From 2004 to 2010, the title sponsor was Owens Corning, the world's largest manufacturer of fiberglass and related products, headquartered in Toledo, near the site of the tournament. In 2012, they became a presenting sponsor. Kroger, one of the largest American supermarket chains, with headquarters in Cincinnati, has also been involved as a sponsor of the tournament since 1997. Owens-Illinois (O-I) will begin being a sponsor during the 2012 tournament.

From 1984 to 1988 the tournament was held in the village of Holland at the Glengarry Country Club, which became Stone Oak Country Club in 1988.[2][3] The event moved several miles north to the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania in 1989, where it is currently played.

The largest playoff in LPGA history took place at the 1999 Jamie Farr, a six-player affair involving Karrie Webb, Carin Koch, Sherri Steinhauer, Se Ri Pak, Kelli Kuehne, and Mardi Lunn. Pak won it on first hole of sudden death by making a ten-foot birdie putt.[4]

In 2007, Se Ri Pak won the Farr for the fifth time, becoming only the fourth LPGA golfer to win the same tournament on five different occasions.

The tournament was at risk of ending after 2009, due to a variety of circumstances including the slumping worldwide economy and reported dissatisfaction with LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens. Late in August 2009, after Bivens had resigned under pressure, it was announced that the tournament would continue for at least one more year, albeit with a sharply reduced purse.[5]

On June 29, 2010, LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan announced the Farr Classic would return for at least three more years beginning in 2012.[6] The tournament took a one-year hiatus in 2011, as the Toledo area will host the U.S. Senior Open, a major championship on the Champions Tour, at the Inverness Club.

On December 2, 2011, tournament director Judd Silverman announced that the Jamie Farr Classic would have a new name and a new logo. The tournament would be known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I.[7] On January 8, 2013 the LPGA announced that Marathon Petroleum was replacing Jamie Farr as the title sponsor.[8]

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1984–1996: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic
  • 1997–2000: Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
  • 2001–2003: Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL
  • 2004–2010: Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger
  • 2012: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I
  • 2013: Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I

2012 course layout[edit]

Highland Meadows Golf Club

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total[9]
Yards 347 162 380 375 392 155 575 132 375 2,893 376 391 395 355 184 389 400 513 532 3,535 6,428
Par 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 34 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 37 71

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Venue Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2014 Jul 17–20 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 67-67-70-65=269 −15 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,400,000 210,000
2013 Jul 18–21 Beatriz Recari  Spain 69-65-67-66=267 −17 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000 195,000
2012 Aug 9–12 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 67-68-67-62=264 −20 7 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000 195,000
2011 No tournament
2010 Jul 1–4 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 64-67-68-71=270 −14 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2009 Jul 2–5 Eunjung Yi  South Korea 68-66-61-71=266 −18 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,400,000 210,000
2008 Jul 10–13 Paula Creamer  United States 60-65-70-73=268 −16 2 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000 195,000
2007 Jul 12–15 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 63-68-69-67=267 −17 3 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000 195,000
2006 Jul 13–16 Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 68-66-67-65=266 −18 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,200,000 180,000
2005 Jul 7–10 Heather Bowie  United States 72-66-69-67=274 −10 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,200,000 180,000
2004 Aug 5–8 Meg Mallon  United States 66-69-74-68=277 −7 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,100,000 165,000
2003 Aug 14–17 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 69-67-64-71=271 −13 2 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2002 Jul 11–14 Rachel Teske  Australia 67-73-64-66=270 −14 2 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2001 Jul 5–8 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 70-62-69-68=269 −15 2 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
2000 Jul 6–9 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-67-66-71=274 −10 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000 150,000
1999 Jul 1–4 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 68-69-68-71=276 −8 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 900,000 135,000
1998 Jul 9–12 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 71-61-63-66=261 −23 9 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 800,000 120,000
1997 Jul 3–6 Kelly Robbins  United States 67-64-67-67=265 −19 8 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 700,000 105,000
1996 Jul 5–7 Joan Pitcock  United States 68-66-70=204 −9 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 575,000 86,250
1995 Jul 7–9 Kathryn Marshall  Scotland 67-71-67=205 −8 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 500,000 75,000
1994 Jul 8–10 Kelly Robbins  United States 69-70-65=204 −9 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 500,000 75,000
1993 Jul 2–4 Brandie Burton  United States 68-66-67=201 −12 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 500,000 75,000
1992 Jul 3–5 Patty Sheehan  United States 70-73-66=209 −4 1 stroke Highland Meadows Golf Club 400,000 60,000
1991 Jul 5–7 Alice Miller  United States 69-66-70=205 −8 Playoff Highland Meadows Golf Club 350,000 52,500
1990 Jul 6–8 Tina Purtzer  Canada 67-72-66=205 −8 4 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 325,000 48,750
1989 Jul 7–9 Penny Hammel  United States 69-66-71=206 −7 2 strokes Highland Meadows Golf Club 275,000 41,250
1988 Jun 2–5 Laura Davies  England 69-70-69-69=277 −11 3 strokes Glengarry Country Club 275,000 41,250
1987 Jul 2–5 Jane Geddes  United States 71-73-69-67=280 −8 2 strokes Glengarry Country Club 225,000 33,750
1986 No tournament
1985 Aug 1–4 Penny Hammel  United States 72-69-72-65=278 −10 1 stroke Glengarry Country Club 175,000 26,250
1984 Jul 5–8 Lauri Peterson  United States 68-72-65-73=278 −10 2 strokes Glengarry Country Club 175,000 26,250

Source:[10]

Tournament records[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
2008 Paula Creamer 60 (−11) 1st Highland Meadows Golf Club

Source:[11]

Multiple winners[edit]

  • 5 wins

See also[edit]

  • Glass City Classic: a LPGA Tour event that was played at Highland Meadows Golf Club in 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Charities
  2. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (May 11, 1988). "Glengarry will change name". Toledo Blade (Toledo, Ohio). p. 19. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Club history". Stone Oak Country Club. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pak wins crowded playoff". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. July 5, 1999. p. 3C. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Continues". Golf Digest. September 2, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Farr Classic to go on hiatus in 2011". ESPN. Associated Press. June 30, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (December 2, 2011). "New name, new logo for Farr Classic". Toledo Blade (Toledo, Ohio). Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Marathon Petroleum Corporation Joins LPGA Family as Title Partner of Northeast Ohio Tour Event". LPGA. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic - Course". jamiefarrowenscorning.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jamie Farr Toledo Classic: Past Winners". LPGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Creamer shoots 11-under 60". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). July 11, 2008. p. D5. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°43′05″N 83°43′23″W / 41.718°N 83.723°W / 41.718; -83.723