GALLOWAY, N.J. (May 5, 2011) - Rollins senior golfer Joanna Coe has been granted a sponsor exemption to play in the 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J. it was announced Wednesday.
Coe played in the 2010 event and missed the cut after rounds of 75-81. She earned her way into the field by shooting a 68 in the qualifier. A May's Landing, N.J. native, was a crowd favorite last season.
This season, Coe will be using the event as her professional debut.
"We have a tremendous field of players, which already includes 98 of the top 100 players on the LPGA's current money list," said Tim Erensen, Tournament Executive Director. "Alexis (Thompson) and Joanna both bring great story lines to the event and it wouldn't surprise anyone if they both were in the hunt come Sunday afternoon."
Coe is finishing up one of the best careers in Rollins women's golf history, earning All-America honors her first three seasons. She was the NCAA Division II national champion as a freshman in 2008. Coe leads the Tars into the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship May 11-14 in Allendale, Mich.