Grimes wins Midwest Section championshipThis is the third title for the Geneva Golf Club pro
Geneva Golf Club pro Lisa (Kluver) Grimes won her third LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section Championship last week at the Farm d’Allie Golf Club in Carencro, Lousiana, shooting a pair of 74s to grab a 14-stroke victory over Margie Muzik of Naperville, Illinois.
With that title, Grimes earns an entry into the next LPGA Championship as well as entry into the next LPGA T&CP Championship
This was Grimes’ third section title since 2002. Her last title came in 2009 when bad weather forced the field to play both 18-hole rounds in one day, with Grimes putting up scores of 76-77 for a 153.
Grimes also has three runner-up finishes in 2006, 2007 and 2010, with the last two coming on playoffs. She finished fourth in 2008. She is also a three-time Minnesota State Open champion.
A four-time winner on the FUTURES Tour prior to joining the LPGA T&CP, her best finish at a major was an impressive 12th place in the 1994 U.S. Women’s Open.
Grimes is well-known in Alexandria, helping to lead the Cardinals to two state championships in the first two Minnesota state tournaments ever held for girls’ golf.
She captured the individual state title as a senior in 1978 after shooting rounds of 72-75 for a 147.
Grimes is a graduate of Arizona State University.
VICTORY BRINGS REWARDS
Winners of the Championship and Senior Divisions earn an exemption into the field of the next scheduled LPGA T&CP National Championship; the winners of the Championship Division also earn an exemption into the field of the next scheduled LPGA Championship, an LPGA Tour event.
Each of the five LPGA T&CP sections (Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western) holds a Section Championship every year.
The format is 36-Hole Stroke Play in two divisions: Championship and Senior (50+). In addition, a non-competitive Diamond Division is offered for players who want to enjoy the experience without competing. A Pro-Am is also offered in conjunction with each event.