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LPGA players, volunteers adjust to Monroe

Pittsford, N.Y. - This year's Wegmans LPGA Championship is the being held at Monroe Golf Club for the first - and possibly last - time this year.  

"Since it's the last year to be represented here in Rochester, I said I want to do my duty as a Rochestarian and volunteer as much as I can to help my city," said Cheryl Poole.

Poole is a rookie volunteer and new to the LPGA. 

John Stone is on the other end of the spectrum. He has at least a dozen years' experience volunteering for the LPGA. Even so, the change in venue is a learning curve for him. 

"I have been at the main gate at Locust for umpteen thousand years," said Stone. "Now we're at a different spot every time. It's different, it's challenging. We got to learn a new spot each time."

It's also a new spot for spectators. They can shuttle in for free from Monroe Community College or pay to park at homes nearby. 

Brenda Turner of Macedon parked at a yard-turned-lot Monday with her husband. She said "We walked up a few holes to see the beauty of the course and layout. We like to sit and watch them all play."

Her husband George said, "The course is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. I think, to me, it seems like it's in better condition than Locust Hill."

Amidst the excitement, there is also a bittersweet note for the LPGA's final edition in Rochester. 

"We're going to miss the opportunity to see the people, the regulars," said volunteer Dick Morrill. "That's going to be a change for the regulars and for us."

 
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