Lauren Coughlin and Isi Gabsa round out 108-player field via Monday qualifier at TPC Tampa Bay; Ten of the top-15 in the world are committed to the championship, featuring new world No. 1 Nelly Korda, fan-favorites and major champions; Now in its second year, Pelican Women’s Championship to welcome fans for the first time
BELLEAIR, Fla., Nov. 9, 2021 – The tournament field for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James was finalized on Monday following the Monday Qualifier at TPC Tampa Bay, where Lauren Coughlin (3-under-par 68) and Isi Gabsa (2-undar-par 69) captured the top two spots to gain entry into the championship, taking place Nov. 11-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.
Following the conclusion of the Monday Qualifier, tournament officials announced the final two sponsor exemptions – LPGA Tour winner and Solheim Cup veteran Christina Kim and amateur Maisie Filler, a sophomore at the University of Florida and a member of the Florida Gators women’s golf team. Filler was the low amateur in the Monday Qualifier with an even-par 71.
Taking place Nov. 11-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., 108 of the game’s top women professional golfers will converge upon Tampa Bay to compete in the 72-hole championship for a share of the $1.75 million purse. GOLF Channel will televise all four days of coverage Thursday-Sunday.
The field features 10 of the top-15 ranked players in the world according to the Nov. 8 Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, including new World No. 1 Nelly Korda, Jin Young Ko (2), Sei Young Kim (4, defending champion), Lydia Ko (5), Yuka Saso (6), Nasa Hataoka (8), Brooke Henderson (10), Danielle Kang (11), Patty Tavatanakit (12) and Lexi Thompson (13). Nineteen of the 24 players who competed in the recent Solheim Cup in early September are entered in the field, including all 12 members of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
Tampa Bay area residents Brittany Altomare, Brittany Lincicome and Elizabeth Szokol are also entered into the field, as well as Bradenton native, Jessica Korda, joining her sister, Nelly.
The Pelican Women’s Championship made its debut in 2020 without spectators and will welcome fans to Pelican Golf Club for the first time. Sei Young Kim captured the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship in 2020 by three strokes at 14-under par, her 12th victory on the LPGA Tour.
Tickets are on sale for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship exclusively online at www.PelicanLPGA.com. A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, military members (active, reserve, retired and veterans) will gain free access to the tournament grounds all week. Children under the age of 18 gain free admittance with a paid adult.
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About Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta & Raymond James
The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James is the LPGA’s annual tournament in the Tampa Bay region and features the world’s best female golfers competing over four rounds for a share of the $1.75 million purse. The tournament is contested at the newly renovated Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched golf experience. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Raymond James and Konica Minolta is operated by Outlyr, a global sports, event management and lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in the development and execution of engaging events and experiences. In addition to managing 11 professional golf tournaments, Outlyr also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. For more information on the Pelican Women’s Championship, visit www.PelicanLPGA.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game-changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone. Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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