El Dorado, Ark. (July 20, 2021) – Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas will host The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by Pepsico September 18 – 26, 2021. 2021 marks the sixth year the Symetra Tour event has been played at Mystic Creek, recognized as the No. 1 “Golf Course You Can Play in Arkansas” and No. 34 on Golfweek’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” in 2021. A field of 108 professionals will compete in the 54-hole tournament competing for a purse of $175,000.
Cydney Clanton drained a birdie putt on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff against Julieta Granada to capture the 2019 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, her second career Symetra Tour victory. The Symetra Tour is the official qualifier of the LPGA, with a mission to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since its inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown to $4 million in prize money awarded over the course of 24 tournaments. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have more than 427 LPGA titles.
Golf fans are encouraged to attend the El Dorado Shootout and support the professional golfers. Sponsor and volunteer information can be found at www.eldoradoshootout.com Thanks to First Financial Bank, spectators and the general public are invited to attend this world-class sporting event free of charge. For the first time in tournament history, two nonprofit organizations have been selected as the 2021 charitable beneficiaries – Susan G. Koman and #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation (an El Dorado-based non-profit), both of which provide financial support to individuals impacted by cancer.
This year’s tournament will also feature the debut of Mystic Creek Golf Club’s new clubhouse. Set amid tall cathedral pines, the clubhouse opened to the public in January 2021 and features an all-exposed timber structural system with columns that support both the main dining area in The Grill and the upper terrace. The clubhouse’s exterior employs other organic materials, including red cedar siding, glass, and weathered zinc. The natural elements flow into the interior with exposed beams and a wood roof deck. The new clubhouse includes Mystic Grill, a golf shop with the latest golf equipment and apparel, and men's and women's locker rooms. Open to golfers and non-golfers alike Tuesday through Sunday, Mystic Grill features a full-service bar with panoramic views of the golf course through floor-to-ceiling windows, plus an outdoor patio that overlooks the 18th green.
Mystic Creek Golf Club is an 18-hole, Kenneth Dye, Jr-designed course managed by Troon’s Honours Golf division. Open since May 2013, Mystic Creek Golf Club features cathedral pines similar to Augusta, high-flashing bunkers similar to those designed by A.W Tillinghast and domed greens with runoffs similar to Pinehurst No. 2. Just after opening in 2013, the semi-private course was named one of the “Best New Courses” by Golf Digest. With impeccable course conditions and outstanding service, Mystic Creek Golf Club continues to be recognized as the regions premier course. In addition to The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, Mystic Creek has also hosted a number of other high profile events, including the Men’s Sunbelt Collegiate Championship and the Women’s Southland Conference Championship in 2021.
For more information on The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by Pepsico, visit www.eldoradoshootout.com or follow at Facebook.com/road2eldo, Twitter.com/ROAD2ELDO, and Instagram @road2eldo. For information on Mystic Creek Golf Club, visit www.golfmysticcreek.com or call (870) 312-0723.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.
About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour's mission is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra's inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4.0 million in prize money awarded in 2019 and 2021. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 445 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com.
About Murphy USA
Murphy USA (NYSE: MUSA) is a leading retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise with more than 1,650 stations located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast United States. The company and its team of nearly 15,000 employees serve an estimated 2.0 million customers each day through its network of retail gasoline and convenience stations in 27 states. The majority of Murphy USA's sites are located in close proximity to Walmart stores. The company also markets gasoline and other products at standalone stores under the Murphy Express and QuickChek brands. Murphy USA ranks 322 among Fortune 500 companies.
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