Old American Golf Club | The Colony, Texas | Oct. 3-6, 2019
MONDAY PRE-TOURNAMENT MEDIA NIGHTLY ADVISORY
MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019
CONTACT: Colton Scott, Marketing & Communications, Octagon
[email protected], (325) 242-6232
2019 LPGA Storylines
Final Field for the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic
Monday Qualifying Results
ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: media.lpga.com
The Monday Box includes updated statistics through the Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group 1001 and the $1.3 million purse breakdown for the seventh edition of the Volunteers of America Classic: https://lpga.box.com/s/j11jjd4h5rhvcth0dp99wlf7a70heexj
144 players; 72 holes, stroke play; after 36 holes, the field will be cut to the top 70 and ties
$1.3 million; winner’s portion is $195,000
No. 17, par 5
TV TIMES (all times Eastern on Golf Channel)
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 1-4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 – 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 – 1:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 6 – 1:30-5 p.m.
WHITELINE PAR AND YARDAGE
35-36—71, 6,475 yards (par and yardage are subject to change through the start of the tournament)
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS-UP
2018: Sung Hyun Park, 131 (-11); Lindy Duncan, 132 (-10)
2017: Haru Nomura, 281 (-3); defeated Cristie Kerr with a birdie on sixth extra hole
2016: Jenny Shin, 270 (-14); Amy Yang and Mi Jung Hur, 272 (-12)
2015: Inbee Park, 269 (-15); Cristie Kerr and Hee Young Park, 272 (-12)
2014: Stacy Lewis, 268 (-16); Meena Lee, 274 (-10)
WHO’S IN THE VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA CLASSIC FIELD
Past Champions (3)
Sung Hyun Park (2018), Jenny Shin (2016), Inbee Park (2013, 2015)
2019 LPGA Tournament Winners (11 of 19):
Celine Boutier (ISPS Handa Vic Open), Cydney Clanton (Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational), Hannah Green (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Cambia Portland Classic), Brooke Henderson (LOTTE Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give), Mi Jung Hur (Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, Indy Women in Tech Championship), Eun Hee Ji (Dimond Resorts Tournament of Champions), Sei Young Kim (LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, Marathon Classic presented by Dana), Bronte Law (Pure Silk Championship), Jeongeun Lee6 (U.S. Women’s Open), Sung Hyun Park (HSBC Women’s World Championship, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship), Jasmine Suwannapura (Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational)
2019 LPGA Rookies (21 of 27):
Pajaree Anannarukarn, Sarah Burnham, Youngin Chun, Maria Fassi, Isi Gabsa, Kristen Gillman, Clariss Guce, Cheyenne Knight, Jennifer Kupcho, Jeongeun Lee6, Ruixin Liu, Louise Ridderstrom, Sarah Schmelzel, Klara
Spilkova, Lauren Stephenson, Linnea Strom, Elizabeth Szokol, Charlotte Thomas, Alana Uriell, Anne van Dam, Suzuka Yamaguchi
Texas Residents – Celine Boutier, Kristen Gillman (Austin), Mi Jung Hur, Kim Kaufman (Fort Worth), In-Kyung Kim, Sei Young Kim, Cheyenne Knight (The Woodlands), Brittany Lang (McKinney), Mirim Lee, Su Oh, Gerina Piller (Flower Mound), Angela Stanford (Fort Worth), Jin Yang
Texas Collegiate Alumnae – Kim Kaufman (Texas Tech University, 2013), Gerina Piller (University of Texas at El Paso, 2007), Angela Stanford (Texas Christian University, 2000)
MEDIA CREDENTIAL REMAINDER
Media credentials are now available for pick up at the 2nd floor of the Tribute Clubhouse, located at 1000 Lebanon Rd, The Colony, Texas – 75056. Please bring your confirmation email and a valid ID to pick up your media packet. Media parking is located at the Tribute clubhouse.
Advanced approval by the LPGA is required for media access to the tournament. If your outlet’s editor or director has not yet applied for credentials, please have them register online at LPGAMediaCredentials.com/. For specific interview or story requests, please contact the tournament media center.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 1st (Media Center in the Tribute Club House)
11:00 a.m. – Mark Harrison (Executive Dir. /CEO, Northern Texas PGA (All American Tour)
Stacy Dennis (Executive Dir., Texas Golf Association (Legends Junior Tour)
1 p.m. – Rolex Rankings No. 23 and Texas resident Mi Jung Hur
TBD: Rolex Rankings No. 222 and Texas resident Brittany Lang
TBD: Rolex Rankings No. 2 and defending champion Sung Hyun Park
Interview Transcripts available soon at tee-scripts.com
COMMUNITY AND SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE VOA CLASSIC
Women’s Leadership Summit
Tuesday, October 1st | 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | The Tribute at The Colony Golf Club
Held in conjunction with an official LPGA event, the Women’s Leadership Summit brings together leaders from multiple industries to explore workplace diversity and inclusion, share their own career and leadership experiences, and discuss strategies to drive long-lasting change.
Event Information: https://www.voaclassic.com/wls/
Tailgate on the Green
Tuesday, October 1 – Sunday, October 6 | 9th Fairway
The Tailgate on the Green will feature local partners, and a fun atmosphere for fans to watch football and lounge while cheering on the world’s best female golfers in action. The Tailgate on the Green is open to all ticketed spectators.
Open 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday 10/1, Saturday 10/5, and Sun 10/6
Open 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday 10/2, Thursday 10/3, and Friday 10/4
The Kids Zone presented by the Dallas Mavericks
Friday – Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 9th Fairway
The Kids Zone presented by the Dallas Mavericks is located within Tribute Live! and is open to all ticketed spectators.
Inaugural Tribute Trail 5K presented by AT&T
Saturday, October 5th | Old American Golf Club
The Tribute Trail 5K presented by AT&T is open for runners and walkers of all ages and will include views of Lake Lewisville while incorporating the natural beauty of the trails throughout the golf course at Old American Golf Club. The 5K trail will end at the Tailgate on the Green event area, located just off the 9 fairway where runners can enjoy on-site activations while cheering on the World’s best LPGA golfers.
Registration: 6:00 a.m.
Race start: 7:30 a.m.
Registration Link: https://www.voaclassic.com/5k/
$15 – Daily Grounds Tickets valid any one day: Tuesday – Sunday (October 1 – 6)
$25 – Weekly Grounds Tickets valid through the week: Tuesday – Sunday (October 1 – 6)
*Gates open to the public starting Tuesday, October 1*
*Kids 17 and under admitted free all week with a ticketed adult*
*Military personnel and veterans admitted free all week with valid military ID*
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MEDIA CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION
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ON-SITE LPGA MEDIA OFFICIALS
Megan McGuire, Tour Media Official
[email protected]; 386-405-1338 (cell)
Christina Lance, Senior Manager, Tour Media
[email protected]; 908-963-1691 (cell)