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The Shoprite LPGA Classic will award its final sponsor exemption for the June event based off a Twitter fan vote. Blair O'Neal is one of four players in the running.

UPDATE: Sharmila Nicollet has won the Twitter vote.


The LPGA will allow its fans to decide who will get the final sponsor exemption for its upcoming Shoprite LPGA Classic.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reported on Monday that fans can vote between four players in a Twitter poll that will be conducted next week. Those four players are Blair O'Neal, Sharmila Nicollet, Carly Booth and Susana Benavides.

O'Neal is a host on Golf Channel, who won that network's reality competition "Big Break." She also has an Instagram account that boasts 186,000 followers. Nicollet is an Indian golfer with 350,000 followers, which Rovell reports, is second to only Paula Creamer among LPGA players.

Booth is the most successful of the four players in the vote with two victories on the Ladies European Tour. Benavides is from Bolivia and played college golf at Ohio State.

The Shoprite LPGA Classic will be played in Galloway, N.J., June 2-4.

Anna Nordqvist is the defending champion.