Epson Tour: Chacon first title, 26th Moresco

Briana Chacon, competing in only her third event on the Epson Tour after earning her card at the Qualifying School, emerged victorious at the Atlantic Beach Classic

by Andrea Gussoni
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Epson Tour: Chacon first title, 26th Moresco
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Briana Chacon, competing in only her third event on the Epson Tour after earning her card at the Qualifying School, emerged victorious at the Atlantic Beach Classic, finishing with 206 (67 70 69, -7) strokes, ahead of Jessica Porvasnik and Kim Kaufman, who tied for second with 207 (-6).

On the Atlantic Beach Country Club course in Florida, where the tournament took place, Benedetta Moresco finished in 26th place with 214 (74 70 70, +1), while her sister Angelica missed the cut (tied for 77th with 147 – 70 77, +5).

Epson Tour, results

Occupying fourth place with 208 (-5) were Karen Chung, Lauren Stephenson—who led after the first two rounds—and Colombian MariaJo Uribe. Tied for seventh with 209 (-4) were Amanda Doherty, Kendra Dalton, Cydney Clanton, and Japanese player Yurika Tanida.

22-year-old Briana Chacon from Whittier, California, who had missed the cut in her first two events of the season, earned a prize of $45,000 from a total purse of $300,000. The Epson Tour, formerly known as the LPGA Futures Tour and previously named the Duramed Futures Tour from 2006 to 2010, and the Symetra Tour from 2012 to 2021 due to sponsorship reasons, is the official developmental golf tour of the LPGA Tour.

It provides a platform for professional women golfers and qualified amateurs to hone their skills. History: The tour was established in Florida in 1981 under the name "Tampa Bay Mini Tour" before officially becoming the Futures Golf Tour in 1983.

In 1999, it attained national tour status as the "official developmental tour" of the LPGA Tour. Notably, Grace Park, Marilyn Lovander, and Audra Burks were the first players to earn automatic LPGA Tour exempt status by finishing in the top three on the Futures Golf Tour Money List.

In a move to facilitate younger talent, the minimum age for participation was lowered to 17 before the start of the 2006 season. The LPGA officially acquired the Futures Tour on July 18, 2007, consolidating women's professional golf under one governing body, having previously operated as a licensee of the LPGA.

Duramed, a pharmaceutical company, served as the tour's title sponsor from 2006 until the conclusion of the 2010 season. The tour was briefly referred to as the "LPGA Futures Tour" in 2011. Subsequently, in 2012, Symetra, an insurance provider based in the United States, became the title sponsor, prompting a name change to the "Symetra Tour." In January 2022, Epson America Inc.

signed a five-year title sponsorship agreement with the LPGA, leading to the tour being renamed the "Epson Tour."

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