DURHAM, N.C. – Highlighted by the professional debut by recent Duke graduates Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire, the Blue Devil golf program will feature six players in the 2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer June 8-10 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club Bay Course in Galloway, N.J. Also competing will be Brittany Lang, Celine Boutier, Laetitia Beck and Yu Liu.
The Maguire twins announced this week the signing with Modest! Golf, the exclusive management company set up by Niall Horan and the Modest! Management group. They also will feature a sponsorship deal with KPMG, the global professional service company that has invested in other golfing stars such as Phil Mickelson, Stacy Lewis and Ireland’s Paul Dunne. Other brand associations for the Maguire’s include Allianz, Puma Golf and PING golf equipment.
The Duke golfing family will tee off Thursday beginning at 7:15 a.m., with Beck. Other times include Lang (7:37 a.m.), Lisa Maguire (7:48 a.m.), Liu (7:59 a.m.), Boutier (9:05 a.m.) and Leona Maguire (12:48 p.m.).
Leona Maguire competed in the ShopRite LPGA Classic pro-am Wednesday and teamed with 2001 NCAA Champion and future 2018 Duke Hall of Fame inductee Candy Hannemann.
For more information on the ShopRite Classic visit www.shopritelpgaclassic.com. Fans will be able to follow the action via the Golf Channel on June 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., June 9 from 3-5 p.m., and June 10 from 3-5 p.m.