Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Drive On

Lopez withdraws from LPGA restart after positive COVID-19 test

Lopez withdraws from LPGA restart after positive COVID-19 test

More results from later tests were expected to be revealed as players conducted final practice rounds for the event, to be staged without spectators. She was the only positive to come out of coronavirus testing on Monday.

A caddie, who wasn't named, also tested positive in pre-travel testing last week and did not make the trip, the tour reported.

The LPGA said Marina Alex had no symptoms when she tested positive before leaving for Inverness. "I know this virus has affected so many lives and it is not something I am taking lightly". In the last seven days, she said, she has tested negative for the coronavirus three times. "I am self-isolating and will be following all the CDC and LPGA guidelines to get back to competing on Tour in a safe manner". I am really looking forward to returning to competition next week at the Marathon Classic. "Good luck to girls competing this week".

That means she will miss the Drive On Championship, set to start Friday at Inverness Club in Toledo. Alex and the caddie were the only positive tests.

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The tournament begins on Friday at the Inverness Club, the LPGA's first event in more than five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced the suspension of the Tour following the Women's Australia Open on February 16. She is in self-isolation and working with the LPGA and local health officials on contact tracing. The LPGA tested golfers and caddies prior to travel, and also upon arrival in Toledo.

LPGA Tour player Mariah Stackhouse believes more work must be done to reduce gender and racial inequality within golf, although is excited for the future of the women's game.

World number one Ko Jin-young and Park Sung-hyun (3) are among a number of top worldwide players who have chose to sit out the LPGA restart because of COVID-19 concerns and are instead sheltering at home while playing the Korean LPGA Tour.

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