Wegmans LPGA Championship could go to Monroe Golf Club

Wegmans LPGA Championship could go to Monroe Golf Club

The Wegmans LPGA Championship could be on its way to a new venue in the Rochester, N.Y., area.

After three years at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, it appears Monroe Golf Club, just 4 miles away, is willing to step in to host the LPGA Tour's signature championship.

A source told Golf News Net last week that the club is interested in taking over as the site of the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Multiple reports on Monday, including from Golf Channel and Golfweek, corroborated with the source's news.

While keeping the tournament in the Rochester area would be great for the relationship between the market at the LPGA Tour, it would mark the first time in 37 years that Locust Hill specifically has not hosted an event on the LPGA docket. Before becoming host of the LPGA Championship, Locust Hill had been the long-time home of a regular stop.

The Golf Channel report suggests a move to Monroe would come with a move in the 2014 date to August, so the LPGA Tour would not play two majors in three weeks with the U.S. Women's Open being played at Pinehurst No. 2 the week after the U.S. Open in a first-of-its-kind setup.

Monroe may also not become the permanent home for the championship so much as the Rochester market. Monroe could become part of a rotation of courses in the area that host the LPGA Championship, with Wegmans committed to a long-term partnership to sponsor the event.

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