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Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship Returns to Symetra Tour
“The entire Mission Inn family is so pleased to, once again, be a part of the LPGA’s Symetra Tour in May of 2021,” said Bud Beucher, Vice President and General Manager at the Mission Inn Resort & Club. “We and our great sponsors, Advent Health, Visit Lake, Keiser College of Golf, Lassiterware Insurance Agency, Target Specialties, Kirby Tents, Kevco Builders and Sysco Foods are helping to make this tournament 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, on the El Campeon course, a member of the Florida Historic Golf Trail. Individuals will compete in a 54-hole stroke-play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes, with the winner’s share for the Championship at $30,000.
“We are thrilled that the Symetra Tour has returned to Mission Inn 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.”
The Mission Inn Resort & Club has welcomed more than 20 NCAA Championships to its two outstanding courses, as well as several U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers. The Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship in the fall of 2020 marked the first LPGA Tour Family event contested on the George O’Neil- designed track, which celebrates 104 years of golf history.
“We are honored to welcome the Symetra Tour back to Lake County, Florida for the 2021 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 Real Florida has to offer.”
Mission Inn Resort & Club will host two Pro-Am events on Wednesday May 26 and Thursday May 27th. For more information including volunteer opportunities contact John Konicek at [email protected]; and for sponsorships and Pro-Am playing opportunities contact Roy Schindele at ([email protected]).
Located minutes from downtown Sarasota, the Meadows Country Club now has their 2021 Summer Memberships available for purchase. The membership period will start on May 1st and end on October