The 10th edition of the Meijer LPGA Classic will take place at the Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Michigan, from June 13 to 16, 2024. It will bring together 144 of the best players on the LPGA Tour, including Céline Boutier and Agathe Laisne who will represent France. The players will also compete for qualification for the next Olympic Games and for a prize pool of $3 million.

Meijer LPGA Classic: Boutier and Laisne in the running

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Leona maguire excelled at Blythefield Country Club when Meijer LPGA Classic. In 2023, winning the tournament with an impressive final round of 64, edging Ariya Jutanugarn with two shots. It was her third appearance at this course, after finishing second in 2021 and losing in a three-way playoff the following year. Despite a slow start to the season, Maguire showed his strength during the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards, where she reached the final, but lost to Nelly korda.

Year after year, the best players have come to Blythefield Country Club and they will do so once again this season. World number one Nelly Korda is the headliner of this tournament, where she is preparing to make her first start since her surprising absence from theUS Women's Open. Korda will be able to rely on good vibes for her return to Michigan, as she not only won there in 2021, but also finished tied for second place in 2022. She is joined by Minjee Lee, who shared the lead on the 54th hole at the US Women's Open, but lost on the final day to finish tied for ninth. Céline Boutier, the third-ranked player in the world, will participate in a tournament in Michigan for the first time since 2022. Boutier has never managed to enter the top 30 in her previous appearances at Blythefield. Atthaya Thitikul, who rose to the top of the rankings at the US Women's Open, is also present in Michigan. Thitikul has four top-12 finishes in five starts so far this year, after missing the start of the season with a left thumb injury.

A decade of events held at Blythefield Country Club has produced an impressive list of champions who have lifted the trophy in Michigan. Lexi thompson, winner in 2015, is back this year. She announced at the U.S. Women's Open that she would retire from competition at the end of the season and will likely make her final appearance this week in Michigan. The 2016 champion, Sei Young Kim, and the double winner BRooke Henderson, who won in 2017 and again in 2019, are also present this week. With Henderson's second win at Michigan, she earned her ninth career victory on the LPGA Tour and became Canada's winningest golfer, male and female. Jennifer kupcho is also back this season, beating Maguire and Korda in the playoffs to win in 2022.

The Meijer LPGA Classic is one of the final two tournaments allowing golfers to advance in the Rolex rankings to qualify for the next Paris Olympics. The representatives of each country will be chosen according to the world ranking, with only 60 places available. The top two players from each country will qualify and nations with up to four players in the top 15 of the world rankings will be able to send four representatives. The teams will be definitively established on June 24, after the KPMG Women's PGA Championship of the following week.

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