ShopRite Classic returning after 3 year absence


NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—After losing at least seven tournaments since 2007, the LPGAis renewing an old acquaintance. The ShopRite Classic is returning to the LPGAlineup next year with a $1.5 million pure.

The New Jersey supermarket chain said Monday it is bringing back thetournament after a three-year absence. The event again will be held at theSeaview Resort in Galloway Township outside Atlantic City. It will be playedJune 14-20, coinciding with the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

ShopRite has been the sponsor for the Sybase Classic in Clifton for the pastthree years. Sybase decided to leave after this year’s event.

Sybase is considering other clubs in New Jersey. That would give New Jerseytwo LPGA events in 2010.