Proud New Jersey native Marina Alex was given the honor of hitting the first tee shot of the 69th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club. Alex hails from Wayne, N.J., which is not too far from the Lower Course in Springfield, so the opportunity to share such a special moment with her friends, family and hometown crowd is something that she will never forget. It was also a perfect wrap-up to what’s been dubbed the “Year of Women’s Golf in New Jersey” as the LPGA Tour has played four events in the Garden State since the middle of May.

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