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LPGA Championship moving to Monroe Golf Club

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The Wegmans LPGA Championship will have a new home and a new date next year.

The LPGA’s flagship event will continue to be played in Pittsford, N.Y., but will move to Monroe Golf Club from its former location at Locust Hill Country Club, as first reported June 9. The championship also is moving from its standard June date to Aug. 14-17. The site and date changes are one-year deals. The LPGA wanted the new date next year with the U.S. Women’s Open moving to June to be played the week after the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

“The LPGA is thrilled and grateful to continue our longstanding partnership with Wegmans, the Rochester region, and the golf fans that have shown us such incredible support and hospitality over so many years,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. “Our return in 2014 not only continues this major tradition in one of golf’s greatest cities, but also brings us to a new host venue. ”

Locust Hill has been home to the LPGA Championship since 2010, but has staged an LPGA event for 37 years. Whan thanked the club for its considerable contributions to the women’s tour. Monroe Golf Club is a Donald Ross design that is also home to the Monroe Invitational.

“I think we’re all excited to go back to Rochester again next year,” top-ranked American Stacy Lewis said. “Checking out a new course is always fun and I’ve heard great things about Monroe Golf Club. I’m excited to test it out.”