All-America golfers and May graduates Ali Murtaugh and Kristen Kriegshauser have been invited to compete in the Best Buy Charity Classic today in Minneapolis.
The event is being held at Prestwick Golf Club while the U.S. Women's Open is taking place at Interlachen Country Club in Minneapolis from Thursday to Sunday.
The 2007-08 Duramed FUTURES Tour National Golf Coaches Association All-American Team from NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III were all invited to participate in the event as well as the Ping NGCA Player of the Year and NGCA Freshman of the Year from Divisions II and III.
Murtaugh is a three-time all-America selection by the NGCA including second team in 2007 and honorable mention this year and in 2006. She finished in a tie for sixth at this year's NCAA Division III Championships and led the Tigers to a second straight runner-up team finish. Murtaugh finished the season with a 79.8 stroke average and an 80.6 career average.
Kriegshauser earned honorable mention all-America honors in 2007 and was a second team choice this year. At this year's Division III Championships, she placed in a tie for 10th. Kriegshauser finished the season with a 79.6 stroke average and 82.1 for her career.
The pair were honored at a gala on Thursday evening and are participating in the Best Buy Charity Classic College Am on Friday. Furthermore, all honorees will have the opportunity to attend the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday.
Over the past decade, this event, supporting the Best Buy Children's Foundation, has encompassed a celebration of women's professional golf which has proven to be mutually beneficial for both Best Buy and the LPGA professionals alike.