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Symetra Tour to Host First Monday Qualifier in Battle Creek

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 22, 2015 - The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that the Tour will hold its first ever Monday Qualifier at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship on Monday, June 1 at Battle Creek Country Club. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. The maximum field size for the qualifier is 78.

The low two finishers will earn entry into the field for the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, which begins on Friday, June 5 and concludes with final round play on Sunday, June 7. The total tournament purse is $100,000 and the winner will earn $15,000.

"Interest in playing in Symetra Tour events continues to grow and we’re excited to host out our first Monday Qualifier to give local amateurs, professionals, as well as Symetra Tour members not in the field an opportunity to play their way into the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship," said Chief Business Officer Mike Nichols. "We’re using this as a test and, if successful, we plan on hosting more Monday Qualifiers in the future."

The Monday Qualifier will take place from the tournament tees. In the case of a tie, there will be a playoff for the two spots.

The qualifier is open to all amateurs and professionals. To get into the qualifier, you must send an application to Linda Small at LPGA Headquarters (100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32124) by Wednesday, May 27. Please direct questions regarding the qualifier to lead rules official Kelly Wergin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Symetra Tour

The Symetra Tour, the official Road to the LPGA, has begun its 35th competitive season in 2015. With the support of its umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. The top-10 money winners each season earn memberships on the LPGA Tour for the following season. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA including 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open champion Mo Martin and current Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 382 LPGA titles, including 45 major championships. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at http://www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA,Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.