Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic '23 in Oregon


Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic '23 in Oregon
Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic '23 in Oregon

Roberta Liti will participate in the Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic (August 18-20), the first of two Epson Tour races held on the west coast of the Beaver State. On the course of the Wildhorse Golf Course, in Pendleton, Oregon, 144 athletes will compete for the prize pool of $ 200,000 with a first coin of 30,000.

The American Daniela Iacobelli defends the title in a field that includes 8 of the 10 best of the Race For The Card (order of merit): the Malaysian Natasha Andrea Oon (n. 2), the French Agathe Laisne (n. 4), the American Jenny Bae (n.

5), Roberta Liti (n. 6), the Americans Gigi Stoll (n. 7) and Jenny Coleman (n. 8), the other South Korean Minji Kang (n. 9) and another American, Becca Huffer (#10). In addition to them, other athletes who have already won this year are also favored by the forecast: the Chinese Miranda Wang (IOA Championship), the Canadian Alena Sharp (Champions Fore Change Invitational) and the Taiwanese Tsai Ching Tseng (Island Resort Championship).

Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic, schedule

Liti comes from another good performance, the 14th place in the Four Winds Invitational, which allowed her to maintain the sixth position in the order of merit which at the end of the season will grant the 'cards' for the LPGA Tour 2024 to the top ten classified.

In 13 tournaments played, the Tuscan has obtained five top ten – including one third and three fourth places – and on ten occasions she has not gone below 17th place. The competition will take place over 54 holes, with a cut after the first 36 which will leave the first 60 classified and the tied with the last useful score in the competition.

Women's golf in Europe only depopulated some time after the creation of the LPGA in the United States of America. In 1978, the Women's Professional Golfers' Association (or simply WPGA) was founded, underpinning the largest operating Professional Golfers' Association in the United Kingdom.

The following year a tour was established with Carlsberg as its main sponsor and including 12 tournaments (36 holes), including the Women's British Open. For his first two seasons the Tour fields were rated for 36 strokes, later increased to 54; the prize money also underwent an increase, going from the initial 80,000 pounds to 250,000 in 1981, at the cost, however, of the loss of important tournaments and sponsorships.[4] At the end of the 1981 season the collaboration with Carlsberg ended, [5] and despite an initial optimism, [6] the Ladies European Tour experienced a period of crisis which culminated in the cancellation of further stages.

In the second part of the eighties the circuit found itself with only 10 tournaments left and its future was called into question.