DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 18, 2014 – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to unveil the newest tournament added to the 2015 schedule: the Tullymore Classic at Tullymore Golf Resort in Canadian Lakes, Michigan, from June 29th through July 5th.
The 54-hole, stroke-play format will begin on Friday, July 3rd, and conclude on Sunday, July 5th. The top 144 up-and-coming professionals in women’s golf will compete for a total tournament purse of $100,000. The winner will earn $15,000 and have an opportunity to move into the top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list.
The top 10 on the year-end Symetra Tour money list earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2016 season.
Mike Nichols, current Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour and former Executive Director of the Champions Tour’s Farmers Charity Classic in Grand Rapids from 1998-2002, is proud to be bringing this event to Tullymore.
“As someone who lived in Grand Rapids for five years and always enjoyed the short trip to stay and play at Tullymore, I’m excited to bring a Symetra Tour tournament to one of my favorite resorts,” said Nichols. “Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and the Upper Peninsula communities are already passionate fans of the LPGA Tour and the Symetra Tour so this event was a natural addition.”
The Tullymore Classic is the fourth new event added to the 2015 schedule. New events have already been announced in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (GreatLIFE Sioux Falls Challenge), Rochester, New York (Toyota Danielle Downey Classic) and El Dorado, Arkansas (Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout). The 2015 schedule, which will be released in full by mid-January, is expected to feature the most events in 27 years.
“Tullymore Golf Resort is honored to have been picked as a tournament site on the 2015 Symetra Tour for the Road to the LPGA,” stated Tullymore’s CEO Terry Schieber. “Our staff members are eager to host the players and spectators and provide everyone an exceptional experience. The highly acclaimed golf course of our Tullymore Golf Club will be ready to offer its unique challenge throughout the Tullymore Classic.”
The LPGA Tour and the Symetra Tour are both no strangers to the state of Michigan. In 2014, the Symetra Tour held two events in the state. The FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship took place in Battle Creek while the Island Resort Championship was contested in Harris. Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids hosted the Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft for the first time in 2014.
“I grew up playing junior golf in Michigan and college golf at Michigan State so it gives me great pride to see another women’s professional golf event in the state,” said Symetra Tour professional, Laura Kueny, who has one win and four career top 10 finishes. “The Symetra Tour continues to provide me an opportunity to hone my skills and realize a dream of playing on the LPGA Tour.”
For more information about the Tullymore Classic including sponsorship opportunities, playing spots in the pro-am and volunteering information, contact CEO Terry Schieber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 231.660.3562 or Scot Cucksey, Tullymore’s Head PGA Golf Professional, email@example.com, 231.972.4837, ext. 252.