A Wisconsin native nabbed one of the final two sponsor exemptions for the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida early next month. Casey Danielson, originally of Osceola, will make her professional debut in Green Bay following a collegiate career at Stanford.
The other spot went to Ladies European Tour player Carly Booth. The Scotland native is a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour. She also will play the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, held the week following the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, after qualifying last month.
The inaugural $2 million Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is set for July 3 to 9 at Thornberry Creek. Danielson and Booth join Symetra Tour player Selanee Henderson as exemptions.
“We are delighted to provide this opportunity for Carly and Casey, and to allow Casey to make her professional debut in her native Wisconsin,” said Kelly McAnally, Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic tournament director. “Both of them have proven themselves as elite players and great ambassadors for women’s golf, and we look forward to welcoming them next month at our tournament.”
At Stanford, Danielson, who also qualified to play the U.S. Women’s Open, was team captain and a member of the 2015 NCAA Champion team. She received the Dinah Shore Trophy, recognizing the most well-rounded female college golfer in the country.
“My roots are deep in the state of Wisconsin,” said Danielson, a four-time Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association champion. “I grew up swinging a golf club in my backyard, sometimes even in the snow. Playing in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Wisconsin is an exciting way to launch my professional career.”