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BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM)—The first round of golf began Thursday at the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club.

Nine of the top 10 women golfers in the world are among the 144 competitors vying for $1.5 million in prize money.

WZZM 13's Steve Zaagman spoke with LPGA representative Kraig Kann as the players reached the 18th hole.

Michelle Wie teed off at 1:27 p.m. Thursday, but withdrew with an injury after playing nine holes.

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Grace Choi, the amateur from University of Michigan, teed off at 1:38 p.m. Thursday.

The second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic starts 7 a.m. Friday.

The first round of play unfolds in the Meijer LPGA Classic Thursday. WZZM

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