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Greater Lansing Welcomes National Golf Championship Event May 11-14

Michigan Business Network
May 4, 2021 1:00 PM


LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), Olivet College, and Forest Akers Golf Course at Michigan State University are pleased to announce that starting May 11th Greater Lansing will be the focal point of the Women’s college golf world as it hosts the Division III NCAA National Championships. 

The event will bring 25 schools with 131 student-athletes from across the country, to battle it out on the links, May 11-14 at East Lansing’s Forest Akers West. 

“Olivet College is excited to see the top NCAA Division III women’s golfers from across the nation coming to Lansing for the championships,” said Ryan Shockey, Athletic Director at Olivet College. “We are also excited to be working with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority to put on a first-class championship experience for the competitors and everyone attending the event. This championship is a prime example of the great things we can accomplish together.” 

Bryan Harris, GM at Forest Akers shares, “Forest Akers couldn’t be prouder to be the host course for the NCAA DIII Women’s National Championships. The course is in great shape and we can’t wait to host some of the best golfers in Women’s DIII collegiate sports to East Lansing.” 

“It’s an honor to have been selected as the host for this national event,” said Meghan Ziehmer, Associate Executive Director for the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. “The success in securing high-profile NCAA golf events speaks to the strength of the partnerships with our local collegiate partners and golf courses.”

The mission of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is to positively impact the area’s economy by marketing the region as a travel destination.


GLSA Mission Statement: 
Our mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. We will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, with a special emphasis on the underserved population; and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.

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