For the Most Impactful Week of the 2023 Epson Tour season, Final 36-holes on Saturday and Sunday to Be Streamed Worldwide

French Lick, IN — In a week when the Epson Tour is playing for the largest prize pool and winner’s check in Tour history, fans of the women’s game will be able to follow along on a variety of viewing platforms as players jockey for one of the Top 10 positions at season’s end to earn their LPGA Tour cards.

The purse for this week’s 72-hole event is the largest in Epson Tour history at $335,000 – approximately $135,000 more than the average tournament this year.  The winner will receive a whopping $50,250. For comparison, the top money earner for the entire 15 event 2013 season earned $47,000.

French Lick Resort. Site of this weeks French Lick Resort Charity Classic presented by Old National Bank. The largest purse in Tour history is on the line. (Photo Credit: French Lick Resort)

“We are grateful to French Lick Resort for providing the Epson Tour and our athletes with this incredible opportunity,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours.  “We look forward to showcasing the scenic and challenging Pete Dye Golf Course and this important event to the entire world.”

Fans in the United States can tune-in on GolfChannel.com and lpga.com, as while international viewers can also tune-in on lpga.com.

“It’s a good indicator of where women’s golf is going,” said the Epson Tour’s top-ranked player, Lucy Li. “To see that kind of purse increase on one of the developmental tours is really awesome, and I think everyone’s super excited.”

A winner this season. American Lucy Li.

“It’s good news, because I feel like there should be more coverage,” said Rebecca Lee-Bentham. “This will only help the tour and women’s golf.”

Having the event streamed means a lot to the women competing for this week’s title, but even more-so for the international players with family in their home country. Australian competitor, Soo Jin Lee, is excited to tell her family they’ll have a way to watch her play this weekend.

“That’s really cool,” said a shocked Lee. “I’m going to tell my parents to get up at 1 o’clock in the morning to watch.”

Streaming will happen on Saturday and Sunday’s third and final round, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Australian Epson Tour member Soo Jin Lee.

“It’s very exciting to have a live stream,” said Chanoknan Angurasaranee. “It helps promote the tour and everyone on this tour as well.”

ABOUT EPSON TOUR

The Epson Tour (formerly the Symetra Tour) is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 42nd competitive season in 2022. With the support of entitlement partner Seiko Epson Corporation, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best female professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. In the last decade, the Epson Tour has grown from 15 tournaments and $1.6 million in prize money to $4.41 million awarded across 20+ events in 2022. With more than 600 graduates and alumnae moving on to the LPGA Tour, former Epson Tour players have won 459 LPGA titles.

Follow the Epson Tour at www.epsontour.com, as well as FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

ABOUT EPSON
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion. Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

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