The first 33 players on the LPGA money list, and 97 of the top 100, are in the field for next week's ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Bay Course of Seaview Resort in Galloway, N.J., tournament officials said Wednesday.
The 150-player field includes all the 2011 LPGA tournament winners to date - two-time champion Karrie Webb, Kraft Nabisco titlist Stacy Lewis, world No. 1 Yani Tseng, Sandra Gal, Maria Hjorth, and Suzann Pettersen.
Cristie Kerr, the top American at No. 4 in the world rankings, will be joined by Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, and past champion Angela Stanford, along with two-time ShopRite winner Juli Inkster, who will turn 51 next month.
Other members of the LPGA top 10 money-winners who will compete are Na Yeon Choi and I.K. Kim.
Three sponsor exemptions invited by tournament officials are 16-year-old Alexis Thompson, Egg Harbor Township resident Joanna Coe, and LPGA tour rookie Jaclyn Sweeney. Coe, who starred at Rollins College in Florida, is making her professional debut.