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EPSON Tour Returns to Mission Inn Resort & Club in May

Howey-in-the Hills, Florida–The Epson Tour, the official qualifying tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, is slated to return to the stately Mission Inn Resort & Club in just two months’ time for the fourth straight year. The INOVA Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship will take place from May 24-28th at the historical El Campeon Golf Course.

One hundred and forty-four ladies will compete in a 54-hole, stroke-play format with a total purse of $200,000 and a winner’s share of $30,000. A cut will be made to the low 60 scores and ties after 36 holes. Before the competition begins there will be two Pro-Ams on May 24 & 25 where one professional will tee it up with three amateurs for a fun day.

“(The win) was a bit unexpected, but that win was the turning point of my career. I took that confidence and went out and put up some good scores at the LPGA ShopRite Classic presented by Acer and LPGA Meijer Classic for Simply Give,” said Gina Kim, winner of the 2022 INOVA Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship. “That gave me a chance to play in two majors–the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the Amundi Evian Championship–so I just want to give a huge shoutout to them for making this girl’s dream come true. I can’t tell you how grateful I am; they really made a change in my career.”

Three of the 19 champions on the 2022 Epson Tour are currently entered to play in this year’s competition–Jillian Hollis, Daniela Iacobelli and Britney Yada will compete in hopes to secure another victory. Epson Tour veterans Kim Kaufman, Gabby Lemieux and Lindsey McCurdy are also slated to tee-it-up on El Campeon this year.

Destiny Lawson and Jennifer Rosenberg are two of the 2023 rookies entered to play. Lawson is a native of Ocala, Fl. and Rosenberg has recorded a win on the Ladies European Tour (LET).

The Epson Tour enters its 43rd competitive season in 2023 as the official quaifying tour, “The Road to the LPGA.” With the support of the 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 $4.9 million awarded across 20+ events in 2023. With more than 600 graduates and alumnae moving on to “The Big Show” with former Epson Tour players having won 466 LPGA titles.

The Mission Inn, Florida’s Premier meeting & golf destination resort, is centrally located in beautiful Lake County, Florida just 45 minutes from Orlando and about two hours from Tampa/St. Petersburg. With 176 graciously appointed guest rooms and suites, the Resort features distinctive Spanish Colonial architecture, surrounded by impeccably maintained grounds, beautiful rolling hills and a complete array of activities for young and old. Recreational amenities include two championship golf courses, tennis, pickleball, jogging and bicycle trails, volleyball courts, outdoor pool and hydro-spa, fitness center, and a marina offering pontoon boats, bass fishing boats and kayaks for eco-touring. The 6,200 square-foot Spa Marbella provides an extensive menu of treatments and services to relieve pain and soothe the soul.

Additionally, there are four delectable dining options and over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

Best of all, the Mission Inn treats its guests like family with as much pampering or as little as needed. The Resort has recently been acquired by MMI Hospitality from Flowood Mississippi which has plans to invest millions in improvements and additional amenities to the property.

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