The 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer crowns its winners: Mel Reid, and the local charities who will receive $1.5 million resulting from this year’s event.
The 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer has its champion. Mel Reid won this year’s event at 19 under par, finishing two strokes ahead of runner up Jennifer Kupcho. In her victory, Reid joins LPGA greats Lexi Thompson, Annie Park, Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis who have previously taken home the champion’s trophy. New Jersey’s own Megha Ganne – a high school student in Holmdel – also competed in the tournament. Megha is a former New Jersey State Golf Association Junior Girls champion, and qualified and competed in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open.
“We were delighted to once again host this great event in 2020,” said ShopRite spokesperson Karen Meleta. “Considering the extraordinary circumstances we all find ourselves in this year, our golf tournament will have an even greater impact on the organizations we support. We are incredibly proud to donate $1.5 million in grants to groups that are on the front lines in fighting hunger, supporting families and conducting important research and treatment to help those struggling with life-threatening illnesses.”
Some of the local charities and nonprofit organizations receiving grants from this year’s event include:
- Alzheimer’s New Jersey
- Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
- Community Food Bank of New Jersey
- Embrace Kids Foundation
- Goodwill Delaware & Delaware County
- Kessler Foundation
- Special Olympics New Jersey
- St. Barnabas Medical Center Foundation
- Val Skinner Foundation
The victories that take place off the course each year are impressive. Since becoming title sponsor of the event in 1992, we have donated more than $36 million to area hospitals, food banks, education and youth programs.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is supported by more than 450 companies. The 120-player field competed over four rounds for a total purse of $1.3 million. While fans weren’t able to attend this year’s event, the tournament was televised live on the Golf Channel.
Wakefern is proud of the role we play, improving our communities, empowering female athletes, and supporting the great game of golf.