by Jay Hannah, NBC 24 WNWO
Monday, July 9th 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) — Four young women from Northwest Ohio were all looking to qualify for the Marathon Classic.
Three of them: Lily Rinker '18, Lizzie Win '16 and Pinya Pipatjarasgit '18, are all St. Ursula Academy Grads.
Two of them will be golfing this weekend at the Marathon Classic.
Pinya, SUA golf coach Jim McGowan, and Lizzie
Win, a Junior at Seton Hall, had the best round of the day with a 75 and will participate Thursday.
"My high school experience was one of a kind for someone coming out of Ohio. Lily, Pinya and I were so close my senior year, because we only played one year. They're basically better than me when I was that age, and I give them props for that."
Pipatjarasgit is also headed to this weekend's competition.
She just graduated from St. Ursula in May.
The future Brown golfer shot a 76.
"I think this just gave me a lot of confidence that I can compete in tournaments like this. This is the highest level tournament I've ever played in. Just this experience, I'll take with me through my college career."
The two qualifiers received sponsor invitations after two golfers dropped out from this weekend's Marathon Classic.
As far as the other St. Ursula grad, incoming Cincinnati Freshman Rinker shot an 80. Her father, Lee, was a part of the PGA Tour.
"You know, I have a lot of that in my family, so I like to say it's in my blood."
Also playing from the area was Shelby Warner. The 2017 University of Findlay grad was actually working for Marathon before this year.
She shot an 82.
"I mean I've been doing it for about a month and a half now. My last day at work was June 1st, so I've been kind of doing it full time for about a month and a half now. It's been eye opening."
The Marathon Classic's First Round will tee off Thursday, with the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday.