DAVIDSON, NC — The sixth stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to River Run Country Club in the Tarheel State for the tenth annual Symetra Classic, May 14-16.
“We can’t thank River Run Country Club enough for their flexibility last year in hosting the Symetra Tour Championship”, said Mike Nichols, the Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “Now we are excited to return with the Symetra Classic where Leona Maguire claimed her second win of 2019 on her way to the LPGA Tour. We can’t wait to see who will join her next as the ‘Road to the LGPA’ standings begin to take shape.”
Greeting the 144-player field in Davidson, NC is a total purse of $175,000. Players are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke-play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share for the event is $26,250.
“Last year, hosting the Symetra Tour Championship, was a week we will never forget,” said Tom White, General Manager of River Run Country Club. “We are even more excited for the Symetra Classic to return to River Run next week. The future stars of the LPGA always impress us, and we are honored to be just one part of their big dream.”
Defending champion Peiyun Chien (Pingtung, Chinese Taipei) is among the competitors next week. The victory was one of her three top-25 results last season and her second career win on the Symetra Tour. Chien finished the 2021 season No. 9 in the “Race for the Card.”
“It was great to win for a second time on the Symetra Tour last year. While it was a different location last year, I am excited to return to the Symetra Classic and defend my title,” said Chien. “I also want to thank the Symetra team for all they continue to do for us on tour and the great events they put on throughout the year.”
The schedule of events for the tournament week include a free Junior Clinic presented by Clean Juice on Wednesday, May 12th and the Official Pro-Am on Thursday, May 13th. The first and second round action gets underway at 7:30 a.m. ET off No. 1 and No. 10 tees. The final round players will all tee off No. 1. Following the final group on Sunday, the trophy presentation will take place on No. 18 green.