Don't Miss the 2016 Marathon Classic!
The 2016 Marathon Classic, presented by Owens Corning and Owens-Illinois, will kick off Thursday, July 14, at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. The world’s top LPGA players will compete over four days in an exciting showdown and an impressive display of talent for the sport. The final round will be played on Sunday, July 17.
Stacy Lewis: Two-Time LPGA Player of the Year
Toledo native and Marathon-sponsored player Stacy Lewis is the hometown favorite of the tournament. A two-time Rolex Player of the Year and Olympic hopeful, Lewis has had an exceptional professional career, including 11 LPGA Tour victories and ranking as number one in the world during the 2013 season. Currently ranked at number seven, Lewis will be vying to win the Marathon Classic alongside the defending champion, Chella Choi, who finished the tournament last year at 14 under par. Although not in the top ten at last year’s Marathon Classic, Lewis is currently the second-highest ranking American in the LPGA leaderboard, and is expected to perform well at this year’s Classic.
MPC Behind the Scenes
Aside from the tournament’s game play, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has been hard at work behind-the-scenes. Preparations for MPC’s involvement begin almost immediately after the completion of the previous year’s tournament. Each year, the tournament relies on nearly 1,500 volunteers to ensure success. MPC employees, retirees, and their families step up to the plate to work at the tournament in a variety of roles. This year, more than 110 MPC employees, retirees and their family members have volunteered to work during the tournament. Traditionally, MPC employees from across the country have traveled to Toledo to volunteer for the tournament, some from as far away as Louisiana.
Like last year, visitors to the MPC corporate tent can learn more about the company, while also entering into an hourly gas gift card giveaway. For a chance to win, tournament attendees can register for the raffle at our tent behind the 18th hole grandstand. The drawing will take place every hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for all four rounds.
Like last year, there will be a golf simulator—one of the most realistic simulators on the market—where participants will get yet another chance to win free gas cards. Participants will take turns hitting from the tee box to prizes.
We are pleased that the tournament will again be televised on the Golf Channel each night (8-10 p.m. on July 14 and July 15; 6-8 p.m. on July 16). New this year, the final round on July 17 will be televised live on CBS from 4 to 6 p.m.