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Clifton to host LPGA Tour, top golfers in the world this week at Cognizant Founders Cup

Marina Alex laughs with her caddie, Brendan Woolley, as they leave the fourth tee during the final round of the LPGA's Palos Verdes Championship golf tournament on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Marina Alex laughs with her caddie, Brendan Woolley, as they depart the fourth tee all through the last spherical of the LPGA’s Palos Verdes Championship golfing event on Sunday, Might 1, 2022, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

CLIFTON — North Jersey will be internet hosting the best golfers in the entire world this 7 days as they compete for a person of the most prestigious titles in women’s golf.

The LPGA Tour’s Cognizant Founders Cup begins Thursday at Upper Montclair Region Club. And Wayne native Marina Alex, just times eliminated from the major acquire of her qualified job, is set to be a person of the headliners in an elite subject.

Sure, it’s a large golfing week for North Jersey. Here’s everything you will need to know about the Founder’s Cup.

The aspects

The Founders Cup was began in 2011 to honor the 13 founding associates of the LPGA Tour. It’s a 72-hole stroke participate in party that awards a $3 million purse ($450,000 to the winner), the largest prize in women’s golf exterior of a main or a period-ending party.

The event was performed in Arizona for its very first decade, final Oct it moved to North Jersey for the very first time and was contested at Mountain Ridge Region Club in West Caldwell.

This week, just 7 months just after Entire world No. 1 Jin Younger Ko gained with a rating of 18-less than-par, she’ll be among the favorites to win as the LPGA Tour returns to Upper Montclair for the to start with time considering that 2009.

Content homecoming

Marina Alex, the former Wayne Hills star, will be actively playing near to home and the timing could not be better. Significantly less than two weeks ago, Alex picked up the most amazing gain of her professional job.

With two of the leading three gamers in the planet in rivalry at the Palos Verdes Championship, Alex edged Jin Younger Ko and Environment No. 3 Lydia Ko with a 5-beneath-par 66 in the remaining round.

It was Alex’s 2nd gain on the LPGA Tour and her first given that 2018. The win moved her up 33 places to No. 28 in the world.

Event information

Class: Higher Montclair Nation Club, Clifton

Opened in 1928 and built by famous architect A.W. Tillinghast, the course was renovated in the 1950s by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The event training course will characteristic a composite from the 27 holes at the facility which has the uncommon difference of hosting the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour in its long history.

Par: 36-36—72

Yardage: 6,536

Area: The 144-gamers competing this week will include things like most of the prime 100 in the globe, which include Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson.

Defending champion: Jin Youthful Ko, who shot 18-below at Mountain Ridge in Oct of 2021

If you go

Tickets: Commence $40 for a day-to-day pass (any day Thursday through Sunday) and $125 for a weekly pass, with upgraded hospitality tickets accessible. All tickets incorporate on-web page parking. Veterans, very first responders, energetic military and Juniors 17 and beneath receive cost-free common admission. Go to www.thefounderslpga.com to invest in tickets or for additional information.

Routine

Wednesday: Pro-Am — gates open up at 6:45 a.m. with enjoy beginning at 7:15 a.m.

Thursday and Friday: 1st and Second rounds — gates open at 6:45 a.m. with engage in commencing at 7:15 a.m.

Saturday: 3rd round — gates open at 7 a.m. with engage in starting at 8:20 a.m. with the final group at 2:40 p.m.

Sunday: Closing round — Gates open up at 6:45 a.m. with engage in beginning at 7:43 a.m. with the ultimate team at 9:55 a.m.

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This article at first appeared on NorthJersey.com: Founders Cup: What you will need to know about LPGA Tour party in Clifton