The Symetra Tour tees it up this week for the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout; three featured groups highlight the 136-player field that will compete for a $150,000 purse from September 14-16 at the Mystic Creek Golf Club.
Stephanie Meadow, Marta Sanz Barrio, Kendall Dye
7:59 a.m. – 1st Tee
Three winners in 2018, Stephanie Meadow, Marta Sanz Barrio, and Kendall Dye, are grouped together during the opening rounds of the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. Meadow won the second event of the season by defeating Carleigh Silvers in a sudden-death playoff. Meadows has six additional top 10s in 2018 and sits third in the Volvik Race for the Card standings. Sanz Barrio has had her share of struggles this season with only one other top 10 result which came last week at the Garden City Charity Classic. But with another top 10 performance, she will continue to move up the in the standings. Dye can also move into the top 10 with a win in El Dorado. Dye has two additional top 10 this season and has twice finished in the top 35 at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout where she looks to win her fourth career title.
Dottie Ardina, Huize Lian, Carlie Carr
12:55 p.m. – 10th Tee
Dottie Ardina is playing alongside Huize Lian and Carlie Carr in the opening rounds of the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. She leads the Tour’s money list and ranks first in scoring average at 70.11. Ardina enters the week with four top 10s on the season primed for her first victory and securing her LPGA Tour card for the 2019 season. Lian has struggled this season on Symetra Tour with just four cuts made. The rookie from China will make her first start in El Dorado and looks to find the winner’s circle for the first time in her career. Carr has three top 10 finishes on the season; this will be Carr’s second start in El Dorado where she looks to improve on her T14 finish from a year ago.
Allyssa Ferrell, Sarah Schmelzel, Charlotte Thomas
1:17 p.m. - 1st Tee
Alyssa Ferrell has had an up-and-down season on Symetra Tour but is coming off her best performance of her career, a win at the Garden City Charity Classic. The American hopes to be the first to make a second appearance in the winner’s circle, she is making her third start in El Dorado and looks to better her T72 result in 2015. Ferrell will play alongside Sarah Schmelzel and Charlotte Thomas in the opening rounds. Schmelzel is making her second start in El Dorado and looking for another top 10 on the season. The second-year member has four top 10 results, and with another solid week, she has the opportunity to move up in the race standings. Thomas has six top 10s on the season which has her sitting at No. 4 in the Volvik Race for the Card standings and in a good position secure her card for the 2019 LPGA season with another solid performance.