EL DORADO, Ark. — The 18th stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to Mystic Creek Golf Club in the Natural State for the sixth annual Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, September 24-26.
“Murphy USA has focused on hosting a first-class event since day one, and Mystic Creek Golf Club provides arguably the sternest test our athletes face all year,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “The brand-new clubhouse and immaculate course conditions will welcome a world-class field vying for the ten LPGA Cards in the final three tournaments of the season.”
Greeting the 108-player field in El Dorado, Ark. is a total purse of $175,000. Individuals are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.
Defending champion Cydney Clanton (Winston Salem, North Carolina) is not among the competitors. Her win here was one of six top-20 finishes in the 2019 season. Clanton ended the season at No. 27 in the Race for the Card. This year on the LPGA Tour, Clanton claimed a second-place finish at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.
“Good luck to all the players playing in the 2021 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. 2019 was an amazing event at an amazing venue,” said Clanton. “The fans and community were great. What a cool place to win and what a great challenge of golf.”
Action gets underway at 7:30 a.m. CT in the first and second round with play starting off No. 1 and No. 10 tees all three days. Meanwhile, final-round action will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a trophy presentation to follow on No. 18 green.