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PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA Final Round

Aug 19, 2014
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The Wegmans LPGA championship may be leaving, but not before the fans were treated to a playoff. Inbee Park retained the title with the playoff win, treating the long-time Rochester supporters to an ending they deserved. WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo was there to snap photos from the final round of the final tournament which you can see on our Flickr page.

PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA Third Round

Aug 17, 2014

Saturday marked the third round of the Wegmans LPGA championship at Monroe Country Club. WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo captured the action on the penultimate day of the tournament which you can see on our Flickr page.

PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA Second Round

Aug 16, 2014
Fred SanFilipo / WXXI

The second round of the 2014 Wegmans LPGA took place Friday at Monroe Golf Club. Check out photos from the second round taken by WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA First Round

Aug 15, 2014

The first round of the Wegmans LPGA teed off on Thursday morning at Monroe Golf Club. WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo captured the action and you can see the photos on our Flickr page.

PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA Practice Round

Aug 15, 2014

The stars of the LPGA tour took to the course at Monroe Golf Club on Wednesday to practice for the final Wegmans LPGA in Rochester. Browse through the practice round photos taken by Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page.

The Little Theatre will host a public party for a small magazine with a devoted local following in the art community. Lake Affect turns 20 years old. We'll talk to publisher Michelle Cardulla about art, perseverance, and finding a way to make a living when you constantly feel like you could go broke.

Then we'll sit down with Jerry Stahl, Wegmans LPGA Tournament Co-Chair, about the tournament's history. They tee off in Rochester for the final time (or so it seems) on Thursday morning.

To start the show, we spend a few minutes with Linda Hampton, the longtime tournament organizer for the Wegmans LPGA Championship, to discuss the impact of the LPGA's announcement the event is moving to the New York City area in 2015

We then spend the rest of the hour discussing the impact of illiteracy in Rochester, and how Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR) is trying to eradicate it. We talk with LVR Executive Director Bob Mahar, who is joined by Jennifer Stevens, Delmi Rivera, Jake Pietruszewski, and Irina Statnikova.

Wegmans LPGA

This summer will be final time Rochester will host the Wegmans LPGA Championship, as the tournament will move to the New York City area in 2015, according to reports from theDemocrat and Chronicle.

The official announcement will come at a press conference tomorrow. 

This year's tournament was moved from Locust Hill Country Club -- which hosted the tourament for 37 years -- to Monroe Golf Club. 

China's Shanshan Feng picked the right day to shoot the lowest score of the week at Locust Hill. With her final round 67 on Sunday, she captured the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Feng is the first person born in mainland China to win an LPGA event.

She says she doesn't look at the leaderboard, and never got nervous because she didn't think she was leading.

Her six-under-par 282 total was two shots better than four other golfers.

Feng is the seventh player to record her first LPGA victory in the LPGA Championship.