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Marathon Classic

Three groups to watch at Friday's Marathon Classic

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    Stacy Lewis tees off with IK Kim and Angel Yin at 1:21 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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    St. Ursula's graduate Lizzie Win consults with her caddie before putting on No. 9 in the first round of the LPGA Marathon Classic Thursday at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

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    Paula Creamer watches her shot off the No. 18 fairway in the first round of the Marathon Classic Thursday at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

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A crowded Marathon Classic leaderboard at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania offers plenty of intrigue for Friday’s second round.

For those headed to the course for Day 2 of the tournament, here are three groupings that will be of interest:

1) I.K. Kim, Stacy Lewis, and Angel Yin (1:21 p.m., No. 1 tee)

Kim and Lewis, a Toledo native, own three major championships. Lewis, always a crowd favorite, has her own cheering section, the “Lew Crew.” Kim is one shot off Thidapa Suwannapura’s lead and Lewis is three back.

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St. Ursula's graduate Lizzie Win consults with her caddie before putting on No. 9 in the first round of the LPGA Marathon Classic Thursday at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

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2) Paula Creamer, Chella Choi, Yu Liu (1:10 p.m., No. 1 tee)

Creamer (even) and Choi (3-under-par) are past Marathon Classic winners, while Liu (even) is an LPGA Tour rookie who almost won a tournament in May. Creamer’s is perhaps the most popular player in the Marathon Classic’s history.

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Paula Creamer watches her shot off the No. 18 fairway in the first round of the Marathon Classic Thursday at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

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3) Lizzie Win, Brittany Benvenuto, Olafia Kristinsdottir (9:10 a.m., No. 10 tee)

Win, a St. Ursula graduate and current Seton Hall player, shot 4 over in the first round. She received a sponsor’s exemption to play in her first Tour event. Kristinsdottir (1-under) is the first professional golfer from Iceland and Benvenuto is a rare left-hander on the Tour.

Contact Kyle Rowland at: krowland@theblade.com, 419-724-6110, or on Twitter @KyleRowland.

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