Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic Returns to French Lick Resort in 2018

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The road to the LPGA with its future stars will compete on the Donald Ross course July 12-14 and benefit the Orange County Habitat for Humanity

FRENCH LICK, IN – The legacy of women’s golf at French Lick Resort will once again be on display as the future stars of the LPGA will compete in the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic July 12-14, 2018.

The week-long charity event and celebration of women’s golf, hosted by Resort Charities, the charitable foundation of French Lick Resort, will benefit the Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

“We are extremely excited to have the Symetra Tour and all the wonderful and talented players returning next summer,” Dave Harner, director of golf, said. “To be able to continue impacting women’s golf, as well as a great organization like Habitat for Humanity that will touch the lives of so many families in our region, is truly an honor for everyone involved.”

The Orange County Habitat for Humanity provides a major impact on the French Lick community and the surrounding region by providing home ownership opportunities to low income families through the building of new single-family dwellings using donated materials and labor. Since 1992, the organization has developed and constructed 27 new homes for Orange County residents.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with French Lick Resort Charities on the Symetra Tour to raise funds to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in Orange County,” Stacy Ables, the OCHH fundraising coordinator, said. “Our mission is to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and this relationship will allow us to expand our reach and bring awareness to the need for affordable housing.”

The Donald Ross Classic at French Lick, won this year by Erynne Lee at 12-under-par in an exciting three-hole playoff over August Kim, will feature 150 aspiring LPGA Tour players competing in a 54-hole stroke play event for a $200,000 purse and a spot on the 2018 LPGA Tour.

Mark your calendar and join Indiana’s premier resort destination for an exciting event that will have a major impact on the community. Below is the schedule of events.

  • Tuesday, July 10 – Symetra Tour Pro-Am Pairings Party
  • Wednesday, July 11 – Symetra Tour Pro-Am – Donald Ross Course
  • Thursday, July 12 – Championship Round 1 – Symetra Tour Donald Ross Classic
  • Friday, July 13 – Championship Round 2 – Symetra Tour Donald Ross Classic
  • Saturday, July 14 – Championship Final Round – Symetra Tour Donald Ross Classic

Pro-Am and Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information email or call:

Tyler Jordan: tjordan@frenchlick.com           (812) 788-1550

Dave Harner: dharner@frenchlick.com          (812) 639-6857

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ABOUT FRENCH LICK RESORT

French Lick Resort is a Midwest travel destination that includes West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. Restored to its historic glory after a $560 million renovation, this resort in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot casino; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet; 45 holes of golf, including two of the state’s top-rated public courses in The Pete Dye Course at French Lick and The Donald Ross Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms; and an array of fine dining and family-friendly entertainment and recreation options. Visit www.frenchlick.com.

ABOUT THE SYMETRA TOUR

The Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and concluded its 36th competitive season in 2016. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7M in prize money to $3.5M in prize money awarded over the course of 23 tournaments — the most events since 1988. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 418 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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