March 10, 2021 – The Symetra Tour will start the 2021 season at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, AZ for the inaugural Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic from March 18-21. The “Road to the LPGA” members ready to return after months of preparation will be joined by three amateurs looking to gain experience at the next level.
Tournament host, Longbow Golf Club, extended their sponsor exemption to Rose Zhang (Irvine, California). While only 17-years-old, Zhang is no stranger to the professional stage. She made the cut in her first LPGA Tour event three years ago at the ANA Inspiration and finished T60. Since then, she has competed in several other LPGA Tour events including two U.S. Women’s Opens and recorded a career-best Tour finish of T11 at the 2020 ANA Inspiration.
“Rose first played in competition at Longbow Golf Club as a 13-year-old high school freshman in the 2017 AJGA Heather Farr Classic. Since then, her accomplishments on the course have earned her rankings across the board and she consistently is a leader on the AJGA circuit where she is number one in Rolex AJGA girl’s ranking,” said Bob McNichols, the General Manager of Longbow Golf Club. “I have no doubt Rose will challenge the field of competitors here in Mesa.”
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MESA, Ariz. — The Symetra Tour announced today that Longbow Golf Club will host the inaugural Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic from March 18-21 to open the 2021 Symetra Tour season.
“We are proud to welcome Carlisle to the LPGA Tour family and are excited to open the 41st season of the Symetra Tour near their headquarters in Arizona,” said Mike Nichols, the Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “It is especially rewarding that a company of Carlisle’s stature has chosen to support these female athletes chasing their dreams.”
A full field of competitors will battle for a total purse of $200,000. Individuals are set to compete in a 72-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.
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