LPT Realty, second tournament of the Epson

Angelica and Benedetta Moresco will be on the starting tee of the IOA Golf Classic presented by LPT Realty, the second tournament of the Epson Tour scheduled from March 15th to 17th at the Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Florida

by Andrea Gussoni
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LPT Realty, second tournament of the Epson
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Angelica and Benedetta Moresco will be on the starting tee of the IOA Golf Classic presented by LPT Realty, the second tournament of the Epson Tour scheduled from March 15th to 17th at the Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Florida.

Epson Tour, news

The spotlight will once again be on the protagonists of the opening event, the Florida Natural Charity Classic: Colombian Valery Plata, who clinched victory in just her third appearance on the circuit, Slovenian Ana Belac, who finished second after a playoff, Australian Cassie Porter, third, and Jenny Bae, fourth.

Many others, of course, are capable of challenging them, including Samantha Vilaubi, Laura Wearn, Mariel Galdiano, and Jillian Hollis, as well as Chinese players Miranda Wang and Michelle Zhang, Filipino Clarissa Guce, Malaysian Alyaa Abdulghany, German Sophie Hausmann, Spanish Ana Pelaez Trivino, Indian Diksha Dagar, and Japanese Ayako Uehara, to name a few.

The two Italians will aim to redeem their missed cut in Florida, and both possess the qualities to make a comeback. The prize money amounts to $200,000 with the winner receiving $30,000. The Epson Tour, formerly known as the LPGA Futures Tour, underwent sponsor-related name changes from 2006 to 2010, known as the Duramed Futures Tour, and from 2012 to 2021, known as the Symetra Tour.

It serves as the official developmental golf tour of the LPGA Tour, welcoming both professional women golfers and qualified amateurs. History The tour traces its roots back to Florida in 1981, initially operating as the "Tampa Bay Mini Tour." It transitioned to the Futures Golf Tour in 1983 and gained national tour status in 1999, designated as the "official developmental tour" of the LPGA Tour, the primary professional women's golf tour in the United States.

Grace Park, Marilyn Lovander, and Audra Burks were among the first players to earn automatic LPGA Tour exempt status by finishing at the top of the Futures Golf Tour Money List. Ahead of the 2006 season, the minimum age for participation was lowered to 17.

Subsequently, on July 18, 2007, the LPGA announced its acquisition of the Futures Tour, consolidating women's professional golf under a single umbrella. Previously, the Futures Tour had operated as a licensee of the LPGA.

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