By Samantha Rubin, Communication Manager – Rich Harvest Farms

Who is the best golfing nation in the world? The wait is finally over. Starting in 2014, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will launch a new, biennial global event called the International Crown. The inaugural tournament will debut July 21-27, 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, and then in 2016, journey to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

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This event will feature teams from eight countries battling for the right to be “Crowned” the world’s best golf nation. Showcasing the strength of Golf’s Global Tour, this even-year tournament will feature a four-day, match-play format.

Rich Harvest Farms is encouraging the local community to tune into the inaugural International Crown to preview what is to come to Sugar Grove in 2016! The Golf Channel will be providing live coverage of the Crown on the following days and times:

Thursday, July 24 – Friday, July 25: 10:30am – 2:30pm (CST)
Saturday, July 26 – Sunday, July 27: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (CST)

For more information on the International Crown, please visit or



United States
Stacy Lewis
Paula Creamer
Lexi Thompson
Cristie Kerr

South Korea
Inbee Park
So Yeon Ryu
Na Yeon Choi
I.K. Kim

Mika Miyazato
Ai Miyazato
Sakura Yokomine
Mamiko Higa

Pornanong Phatlum
Ariya Jutanugarn
Moriya Jutanugarn
Onnarin Sattayabanphot

Azahara Munoz
Beatriz Recari
Carlota Ciganda
Belen Mozo

Anna Nordqvist
Caroline Hedwall
Pernilla Lindberg
Mikaela Parmlid

Chinese Taipei
Yani Tseng
Teresa Lu
Candie Kung
Phoebe Yao

Karrie Webb
Minjee Lee
Katherine Kirk
Lindsey Wright

The final field of eight countries was determined by the combined Rolex World Rankings of the top four players from each country as of the Rolex World Rankings published at the conclusion of the 2013 CME Group Titleholders event on Sunday, November 24, 2013. (Countries must have had a minimum of four ranked players to be eligible.) The final field of 32 players was determined on Monday, March 31, 2014 according to the Rolex World Rankings at the conclusion of the Kia Classic.

Note: If a player ranked in the top-4of a pre-qualified country chooses not to compete, or is unable to compete, the spot will be filled by the by the next highest ranked, available player from the Rolex World Ranking for that country, dating back to the Rolex World Rankings at the conclusion of the 2014 Kia Classic.