The First Coast has hosted PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, Korn Ferry Tour and LOCALiQ events.
It’s now adding a women’s professional tournament to the mix — which will be played under two formats.
The Women’s Match Play Championship presented by PXG will be held at the two World Golf Hall of Fame courses Oct. 26-Nov. 7 of 2021, an official event of the Women’s All-Pro Tour.
A field of 64 players will compete in 54 holes of stroke play at the King & Bear, which will seed the players for the match-play portion of the event the following week at the Slammer & Squire.
There will be separate champions, chasing a total purse of $50,000. The WAPT has been a stepping-stone to the Symetra and LPGA Tours and has produced players such as Yealimi Noh, currently 63rd on the LPGA’s Rolex Rankings, and Symetra Tour winners Sarah White and Matilda Castren.
In addition to the competition, there will be a pro-am, junior clinics and other community activities.
There also will be leadership forums, executive networking and educational seminars provided by GenerationW, a national non-profit based in Jacksonville Beach by former PGA Tour executive and WNBA president Donna Orender.
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