Big names set to play this week at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Mobile, Al. - In 2011, Maria Hjorth ran off four birdies over her last five holes to claim her fifth LPGA Title of her career, on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

Her win also marked her second victory on a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course, in the state of Alabama.

This year's field will feature the defending champion, as well as some of the top American players in the Rolex Women's Wolrd Golf Rankings.

Some of those players are; Cristie Kerr (4), Paula Creamer (10), Stacy Lewis (9) and Brittany Lincicome.

Other fan favorites who have committed to tee it up this year in Mobile include; Morgan Pressel, Azahara Munoz, Suzan Pettersen, Christina Kim, Ai Miyazato (winner last week in Hawaii) and Natalie Gulbis.

"Anytime you have the top American players Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome, plus crowd favorites like Christina Kim, Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis, we are in for a great week of entertaining golf in Mobile," tournament director Jonathan Romeo said of the 2012 event.

Teenage sensation Lexi Thompson will also be back in Mobile to try and finish off what she started last year on this course.

Thompson held the 54 hole lead, but faltered late in her final round to relinquish the lead, and ultimately finish in a tie for 19th after posting a six-over, 78 on Sunday.

Of course, Thompson did turn her season around, becoming the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour when she captured the Navistar LPGA Classic, in Prattville, Al.

Also playing this year will be every member of the winning European Solheim Cup team, as well as all members of the American side, minus Michelle Wie.

The Mobile Bay LPGA Classic's charity of choice is Hope For The Warriors. 50% off all ticket sales prior to the 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic will go to Hope For The Warriors.   

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