HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — Today, the Symetra Tour announced the return of the second annual Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. from May 28-30.
“The entire Mission Inn family is so pleased to, once again, be part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour in May of 2021,” said Bud Beucher, the Vice President and General Manager at Mission Inn Resort and Club. “We and our great sponsors, AdventHealth, Visit Lake, Keiser College of Golf, Lassiterware Insurance agency, Target Specialties, Kirby Tents, Kevco Builders, and Sysco Foods, are helping to make this event one of Central Florida’s premier women’s professional golf events.”
A full field of competitors will battle for a total purse of $200,000, an increase of $75,000 from the inaugural event last fall on the El Campeón course. Individuals 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 $30,000.
“We are thrilled that the Symetra Tour will return to Mission Inn Resort & Club during the 2021 Road to the LPGA schedule,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “It’s a testament to the wonderful support we receive from Lake County along with the exceptional hospitality from Bud Beucher’s team at Mission Inn. We’re excited to welcome the staff and players back to the region.”
Mission Inn Resort and Club has welcomed more than 20 NCAA Championships to its two courses, as well as several U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers. The Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship in 2020 marked the first LPGA Tour family event contested on the George O’Neil-designed track, El Campeón, which celebrates 104 years of golf history.
“We are honored to welcome the Symetra Tour back to Lake County for the 2021 Symetra Tour Mission Inn Championship,” said Lake County Commissioner and Tourist Development Council Chairman Doug Shields. “We hope the athletes, staff, and visitors enjoy the competition as well as everything that the Real Florida has to offer.”
Mission Inn Resort & Club will also host a pro-am event on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, contact John Konicek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for sponsorship and pro-am playing opportunities contact Roy Schindele (email@example.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 LPGA Tour career. 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 http://www.SymetraTour.com, as well as Facebook.com/Road2LPGA,
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Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. Since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities, and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. Symetra began its partnership with the Road to the LPGA in 2010 as the Symetra Classic title sponsor. It secured naming rights for the Symetra Tour in November 2011. In addition to its title sponsorship of the Tour, which runs through 2021, Symetra sponsors two events on the tournament schedule—the Symetra Classic and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship. For more information about Symetra, visit http://www.symetra.com