World's top LPGA golfers coming to Alabama for Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

Stacy Lewis (Source: RTJ Golf Trail)
Stacy Lewis (Source: RTJ Golf Trail)

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Some of the world's top female golfers are about to converge on Alabama for the inaugural 'Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic' to be held in Prattville. The event takes place September 18-21.

Stacy Lewis (United States), ranked No. 1 in the world, will be coming back as returning champion and will be joined by other LPGA winners including Lexi Thompson (United States), Katherine Hull Kirk (Australia), and Maria Hjorth McBride (Sweden). In total, players representing more than 25 countries will be in the tournament.

The ladies will tee off at the Senator Course at Capitol Hill along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

"From Lorena Ochoa winning here twice to Lexi Thompson becoming the youngest winner in the LPGA at that time, golf history has been made in Prattville. We are delighted Yokohama is bringing this great tradition back and will make it better than ever," said John Cannon, president of the RTJ Golf Trail.

"We are honored and excited to welcome Yokohama to the LPGA family," said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. "The River Region and RTJ Trail are fantastic hosts, and now together with Yokohama, we're excited to bring the world's best female golfers back to Prattville."

EDITOR'S NOTE:The RTJ is funded by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the primary lender to Raycom Media which owns this television station.