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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" teesoff Thompson teesoff 8.27.15 All the latest from across the state's golf scene. ...Next WEEK! Click our Icon to Subscribe! Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic begins today in Prattville Once again the Senator Course at Capitol Hill in Prattville hosts many of the top women golfers in the world, including former champions Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson, plus Brittany Lincicome, and defend- ing champion M.J. (Mi Jung) Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. This venue, part of the statewide Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, is sure to be a ne test. There are a large contingent of players with state- wide ties in the eld including former Auburn players Karlin Beck, Marta Sanz, Carlie Yadloczky and Cydney Clanton, and former University of Alabama players Stephanie Meadow, Brooke Pancake, Jennifer Kirby, Kathleen Ekey and Jenny Suh. Current UA golfer, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur champion and 2015 NCAA Individual champion Emma Talley is also play- ing as an amateur, as is her fellow UA senior Janie Jack- son, of Huntsville, who advanced from open qualifying after a playo . Last year, Hur red a closing round 66 to win by four shots from then-World No. 1 Lewis. It was Hur's second LPGA win and she accom- plished it in some style with a tournament-record four- round total of 21-under-par. She admitted to being wary of Lewis -- who wouldn't be -- but played her own game and nished very strong with ve birdies in her last 11 holes to secure the "W." "It made me a little nervous (Lewis who also charged to a closing round Kathleen Ekey and Jenny Suh. Current UA golfer, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur champion and 2015 "It made me a little nervous (Lewis who also charged to a closing round from left to right, M.J. Hur, Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson and Brittany Lincicome

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