Final Wegmans LPGA week begins with Pro-Am

Updated: 08/12/2014 12:10 AM
Created: 08/12/2014 12:08 AM WHEC.com

Two things Rochester loves are Wegmans and golf. The two have been married together since 2011 and this week will be the final hooray for the Wegmans LPGA Championship. In its final year, the LPGA will be hosted at Monroe Golf Club after 37 years of Locust Hill hosting the event.

The week started off Monday with the Wegmans Pro-Am, a laid back event that required a different approach for the women this year as they got used to the new course. Monroe Golf Club is much different than Locust Hill. It's nearly 1,000 yards longer and has much more sand. It will be a greater challenge, but one the women are embracing.

The shot of the day didn't come from a pro. It came from local amateur Christy Schultz, who double-eagled 14 from 188 yards out. Schultz has won seven district tournaments in Rochester and played at Purdue, but she's never had a shot like this before.

"It was exciting, we went crazy jumping up and down," said Schultz.

The pharmaceutical rep and mother of two was paired with pro Brittany Lincicome, who tweeted a photo of Christy picking up her ball after the shot.

"She told me she tweeted it. I'm honored I'm on Brittany's Twitter," said Schultz.

There are still a few LPGA events ahead of the first round. On Tuesday, the Conversation with Champions luncheon takes place and you can also watch the women practice. The second pro-am takes place Wednesday. Thursday's first round begins at 7:15. We will have tee times once they are announced.

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