Justine Dreher, Jenny Haglund, Laura Wearn
8:25 a.m. – 10th Tee
Justine Dreher makes her first start in South Bend after coming off a T-8 finish at the inaugural Valley Forge Invitational. She will play alongside rookie Jenny Haglund and Laura Wearn in the first two rounds.
Haglund arrives in South Bend looking to pick up Symetra Tour win number two; she currently maintains a firm grasp on the Volvik Race for the Card No. 1 position. The Sweden native has put herself in contention on more than one occasion this year with four top-10s, including a win at the Symetra Classic.
Wearn has yet to win on the Symetra Tour this season, but she notched her best result of the year, a runner-up finish, at the Valley Forge Invitational. She is making her fourth start in South Bend looking to improve on her T-20 finish in 2016.
Elizabeth Szokol, Julie Yang, Marissa Dodd
8:36 a.m. – 1st Tee
Volvik Race for the Card No. 3 Elizabeth Szokol arrives in South Bend already a winner in 2018 after winning the IOA Invitational; she has three top-12 finishes in five starts this season and looks to be the first to earn a second victory in 2018. She is grouped with Julie Yang and Marissa Dodd in the opening rounds.
This week, Yang makes her first start in South Bend after coming off a T-23 finish at the inaugural Valley Forge Invitational. Dodd is making her third start in Greenwood with the first two starts resulting in missed cuts; she’s hoping the third time is the charm and picking up the first win of her career.
Pajaree Anannarukarn, Carleigh Silvers, Fatima Fernandez Cano
1:15 p.m. – 10th Tee
Pajaree Anannarukarn, a rookie on the Symetra Tour, has four top-10s in five starts with her best result a runner-up finish at the IOA Invitational in May. She sits No. 6 in the Volvik Race for the Card standings and looks to continue moving up the money list. In her first appearance in South Bend, Anannarukarn will play alongside Carleigh Silvers and fellow rookie, Fatima Fernandez Cano.
Silvers arrives a local favorite and would love nothing more than to pick up her first Symetra Tour win in her home state. Her best result this season came at the IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in April where she finished runner-up. She finished tied for 27th at the Four Winds Invitational a year ago.
This week, Fernandez Cano makes her first start in South Bend after coming off a T-31 finish at the inaugural Valley Forge Invitational.