Tournament officials today announced that Ladies European Tour player Carly Booth and Wisconsin-native Casey Danielson have received the final two sponsor exemptions for the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Danielson will be making her professional debut in Green Bay following a stellar collegiate career at Stanford.
The inaugural $2 million Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic will be played July 3 to 9, 2017 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Booth and Danielson join Symetra Tour player Selanee Henderson as exemptions.
“We are delighted to provide this opportunity for Carly and Casey, and to allow Casey to make her professional debut in her native Wisconsin,” said Kelly McAnally, Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic tournament director. “Both of them have proven themselves as elite players and great ambassadors for women’s golf, and we look forward to welcoming them next month at our tournament.”
Booth, a native of Scotland, is a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour. She will also play the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, held the week following the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, after qualifying last month.
“I am really happy to accept an invitation to this new prestigious event,” said Booth. “I cannot wait to get across to Wisconsin and play in front of the Green Bay crowds. A week before the US Open too; absolutely perfect preparation.”
Danielson, a native of Osceola, Wisconsin, will make her professional debut at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Like Booth, she has also qualified to play the U.S. Women’s Open.
At Stanford, Danielson was team captain and a member of the 2015 NCAA Champion team. She also received the Dinah Shore Trophy, recognizing the most well-rounded female college golfer in the country.
“My roots are deep in the state of Wisconsin,” said Danielson, a four-time Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Champion (2009-2012). “I grew up swinging a golf club in my backyard, sometimes even in the snow. Playing in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Wisconsin is an exciting way to launch my professional career. I look forward to the opportunity to tee it up and help grow the game in my home state.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to have a great representation in Carly, Casey and Selanee,” said Josh Doxtator, COO for the Oneida Golf Enterprise Corporation. “All have the skillsets to win and we look forward to cheering them on throughout the event. Having representation Tribally, statewide and internationally was important; we achieved just that.”
A variety of advance ticket sale options are still available through the tournament website including Single Day Grounds Tickets ($25), Weekly Grounds Tickets ($70.00), Single Day Clubhouse Tickets ($60), Weekly Clubhouse Tickets ($150.00) and Tickets for The Deck at 17 Green where ticketholders are rewarded with discounted beers and brats when an LPGA player makes a birdie on the par 3, 17th hole. There will be an increase in ticket prices at the gate. Children 17 and under are admitted to the tournament free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
For more information about the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and to volunteer or buy tickets, please visit www.thornberrycreeklpgaclassic.com.