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Rockford Pro/Am Announces Changes

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The organizers of the 40th annual Rockford Pro/Am announced changes to this year's field on Monday.

US Open Champion Brittany Lang has committed to replace Gerina Piller. Her tied-for-8th place finish at the US Open moved her to 15th in the World Rankings to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Piller joins Stacy Lewis as former Rockford Pro/Am participants who will play in the Summer Olympics.

The U.S. Women's Open victory is Brittany Lang's first career major and her second on the LPGA Tour.

The Pro/Am also received commitments from PGA Tour winners Billy Hurley III and Brendon Todd.

Hurley III played in Rockford last year and won the Quicken Loans National in June. He is the only Naval Academy graduate to play and win on the Tour. Along with a two-year exemption on Tour, the win gains Hurley III entry into the WGC-Bridgestone, the PGA Championship, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the Masters, and the Players Championship.

Brendon Todd played in the 2013 Rockford Pro/Am and won the 2014 Byron Nelson.

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