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Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
El Dorado, Arkansas
Apr 26-28
Mystic Creek Golf Club
El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Format: 54 holes
  • Purse: $150,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the fifth year of the event.

  • Yardage: 6,509

A 1-over par 73 final round from Hyemin Kim (Seoul, Republic of Korea) secured her second career Symetra Tour title at the 2018 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. She defeated Brittany Benvenuto by three-shots to take home the trophy.

Hole Description

The opening hole is a dog leg right par 5 with a drop in elevation of 45 feet from tee to green. It is the longest hole on the golf course but doesn’t play the longest because of the elevation change. The landing area for the tee shot is one of the widest on the course. It is rare, even with a good drive, to be able to go for the green on the second shot so driver off the tee isn’t the only play.
A short par 4 that has a slight double dogleg feature. There is no need to hit driver. Hit something that you know will end up in the fairway. You must be on the left side of the fairway to have a clear shot into the green. A drive of 200-220 yards will leave a short iron approach into the green.
This is one of the longest par 4s on the golf course. There is water down the left side of the fairway all the way to the green. You can play conservative and aim towards the right side of the fairway, but this will leave a long iron or fairway wood into the green. Challenge the fairway close to the water and you will be rewarded with a mid to short iron into the green.
The first par 3 at Mystic Creek is the second longest par 3 on the course. The hole plays slightly shorter than the distance on the scorecard because it plays downhill. The green is guarded by 3 bunkers and water surrounding the left and back side of the green. The green has a ridge that divides the green and is similar to the 16th hole at Augusta National, though the slope is not as severe.
The shortest par 5 on the golf course. It is designed to be reached with two well struck shots. The fairway slopes right to left and the tee shot calls for a cut so plan to favor the right side.
This is one of the most scenic tee shots on the golf course. This straight away short par 4 is one you can attack. The fairway drops dramatically from the tee to the landing area and a creek runs along the left side of the fairway.
A short to medium par 3 and the first hole that doesn’t have water that can impact your approach shot. There is a large bunker that runs along the right side of the green. There is also a smaller bunker short left. There is a chipping area long left of the green, but the chipping area is well below the level of the green so the prospect of getting up and down is not good.
A medium length dog leg right par 4. Hitting the fairway on your tee shot is key to making a good score on this hole. There are two bunkers on the left side of the fairway in the bend of the dog leg. There is also a creek that hugs the right side of the fairway.
A long par 4 that bends to the left while the fairway slopes to the right. The fairway bottlenecks near the landing area. If you choose to be aggressive with driver and hit the fairway, you will be rewarded with a mid-iron into the green. Play it safe and hit fairway wood and you are faced with a long-iron or even wood into the green.
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