Shannon Fish, Dana Finkelstein, Chiara Mertens
7:20 a.m. – 10th Tee
Shannon Fish is making her fifth start in Beaumont with her best finish of T-6 coming last year. The Texas native is coming off a missed cut at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic and will play alongside Dana Finkelstein and rookie Chiara Mertens in the first two rounds.
Finkelstein is making her first start in 2018 and second at the IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. Finkelstein competed on the LPGA Tour in 2017 after finishing seventh on the Symetra Tour money list earning LPGA membership. She made seven cuts in 17 starts and finished the season ranked first in driving accuracy (86.66%).
Mertens is making her first start in Beaumont.
Daniela Iacobelli, Britney Yada, Julie Yang
8:04 a.m. – 1st Tee
Two-time winner Daniela Iacobelli is looking for her first win since 2015.
She notched three top-10 finishes in 2017 including a runner-up finish at the Fuccillo Kia Classic but couldn’t find the winner’s circle. In her fourth appearance at the IOA Championship, she looks to improve on her T-46 finish in 2017.
Iacobelli is paired with Britney Yada and Julie Yang in the opening rounds. Yada is making her fourth appearance this week in Beaumont with her best finish of T17 coming last year. Yang is making her second start in Beaumont after finishing T-11 at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic.
Erica Popson, Hyemin Kim, Brittany Marchand
1:27 p.m. – 1st Tee
It’s a trio of past champions, each looking for their first victory in 2018.
Erica Popson makes her fifth appearance this week Beaumont with her best finish of T-58 coming in 2016. She will play alongside Hyemin Kim and Brittany Marchand in the opening rounds.
Kim arrives in Beaumont looking to build on her solid performance at the season-opening Florida’s Natural Charity Classic where she finished T-7 picking up her eighth career top-10 result. In Marchand’s her third appearance at the IOA Championship she looks to improve on her T-11 finish in 2017 and
Lauren Kim, Linnea Johansson, Stephanie Miller
1:27 p.m. – 10th Tee
Lauren Kim arrives in Beaumont already a winner in 2018 after winning the season-opening Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. The California native looks to better her T-6 finish in 2017 for an opportunity to earn back-to-back wins on the Symetra Tour.
The California native is grouped with second-year member Linnea Johansson and rookie Stephanie Miller in the first two rounds. This week, Johansson is making her first start in Beaumont hoping to shake off a missed cut in Florida. Miller is making her second start of the season and first at the IOA Championship.