On the Road Again – The 2014 Symetra Tour

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For the world’s best young women professional golfers, the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic marked the beginning of their journey on the Road to the LPGA. While no one knows just what the journey has in store for these rising stars, there is one thing that we know for sure… the top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list at the end of the road will walk away with their LPGA Tour card for the 2015 season.

The Road to the LPGA

For the members of the 2014 Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA will be slightly longer than it has been in past years as four new events have been added to this year’s schedule:

  • The Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial
  • The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic
  • The Firekeeper’s Casino Hotel Championship
  • The Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic

The addition of these four events to the 2014 schedule will not only provide tour members with new challenges but will also provide an additional $500,000 in prize monies to the tour. Perhaps most notably, the addition of the Firekeeper’s Casino Hotel Championship and the Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic means that four out of the nineteen events scheduled for this season will be hosted by various branches of the Potawatomi Nation.

2013 SYMETRA TOUR

2014 SYMETRA TOUR

Dates

Name

Location

 

Dates

Name

Location

Feb 22-24

Visit Mesa Gateway Classic

Mesa

AZ

Feb 21-23

Visit Mesa Gateway Classic

Mesa

AZ

Mar 22-24

Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

Winter Haven FL

Feb 28-Mar 2

Volvik Championship

City of Industry

CA

Apr 26-28

Guardian Retirement Classic

Sarasota

FL

Mar 21-23

Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

Lake Wales

FL

May 9-11

Symetra Classic

Charlotte

NC

Mar 28-30

IOA Golf Classic

Longwood

FL

May 17-19

Friends of Mission Charity Classic

Asheville

NC

Apr 25-27

Guardian Retirement Classic

Sarasota

FL

Jun 14-16

Decatur-Forsyth Classic Presented by Tate & Lyle and Parks District

Decatur

IL

May 2-4

Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial

Ft. Myers

FL

Jun 21-23

Four Winds Invitational

South Bend

IN

May 8-11

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic

Greenwood

SC

Jun 28-30

Island Resort Championship

Harris

MI

May 16-18

Friends of Mission Charity Classic

Asheville

NC

Jul 12-14

Credit Union Challenge

Albany

NY

May 22-24

Symetra Classic

Charlotte

NC

Jul 19-21

Northeast Delta Dental Int

Concord

NH

Jun 6-8

Firekeeper’s Casino Hotel Championship

Battle Creek

MI

Jul 26-28

Credit Union Classic

Syracuse

NY

Jun 13-15

Decatur-Forsyth Classic Presented by Tate & Lyle and Parks District

Decatur

IL

Aug 9-11

IOA Golf Classic

Palm Harbor

FL

Jun 20-22

Four Winds Invitational

South Bend

IL

Aug 16-18

Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy

Richmond

VA

Jun 27-29

Island Resort Championship

Harris

MI

Sep 20-22

Volvik Championship

Kissimmee

FL

Jul 25-27

Credit Union Challenge

Albany

NY

Sep 26-29

Symetra Tour Championship

Daytona Beach

FL

Aug 1-3

Credit Union Classic Presented by Wegmans

Syracuse

NY

Aug 8-10

New England Charity Classic

Goffstown

NH

Aug 15-17

Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy

Richmond

VA

Sep 5-7

Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic

Mayetta

KS

Sep 18-21

Symetra Tour Championship Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach

FL

 

The Road Thus Far

The conclusion of the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic led to Alena Sharp capturing her first career Symetra Tour victory as she finished 12-under-par. Marissa Steen finished second two strokes behind Sharp at 10-under and Emily Talley, Becca Huffer, Sadena Parks & Jennie Lee tied for third at 9-under-par. Because Sharp is not a full-time member of the Symetra Tour, Marissa Steen will hold the number one spot in the “Race for the Card” heading into this weekend’s Volvik Championship while Talley, Parks, Lee & Huffer are in a four-way tie for second.

The journey on the Road to the LPGA has just begun and it is safe to assume that there will be many twists and turns along the way! To keep up-to-date on the 2014 Symetra Tour, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we’ll be posting updates from each event.

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