DAYTONA BEACH, FL — The 20th and final stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to the Jones Course at LPGA International in the Sunshine State for the Symetra Tour Championship from October 7-10.
“It’s always a welcome sight to return to our headquarters to award the 10 LPGA cards at the conclusion of play in the Tour Championship. Our athletes and staff have staged 19 events in 14 states en route to the season finale here in Daytona Beach,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “In addition to the 10 players whose lives we will change on Sunday, it’s also great to be able to impact the lives of the youth in our local community through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and their Swing for Success event we host each year.”
Greeting the 108-player field in Daytona Beach is a total purse of $250,000. Individuals are set to compete in a 72-hole stroke play event with a cut to the low-60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share for the event is $37,500.
“Each year we are honored to host a championship event here in Daytona Beach, at LPGA International, that is life changing for 10 unique members of the Symetra Tour who will graduate onto the LPGA Tour,” said Ryan Ronk, Symetra Tour Championship Tournament Director. “Next week has been highly anticipated as the Tour returned to a full season and competition levels are higher than we have ever seen them before. Our organizing committee cannot wait to name another champion next week, as well as raise money via our Success Events charity 5K and golf tournament to help the youth and families in need in our local community.”
Defending champion Frida Kinhult (Fiskebackskil, Sweden) is among the competitors. The win last fall was her first career win. Kinhult claimed two more top-10 finishes last year of a tie for seventh at the Founders Tribute and tie for fifth at the Symetra Classic, which helped her finish at No. 4 in the 2020 Race for the Card. Her season-best result this season of a tie for fourth came at the IOA Golf Classic presented by RP Funding.
“I can’t believe I’m almost through my second year on tour already, time really does fly when you are doing what you love,” said Kinhult. “Since winning the Tour Championship last year, I have learned so much about myself and my game. I know this final push can make a big change and I’m excited to keep challenging myself in the game that I love every week.”
Action gets underway at 8:00 a.m. ET all four rounds with play starting off Nos. 1 and 10 tees. On Sunday, a trophy presentation will follow the completion of play on No. 18 green.