Relationship Increases Weekly Tournament Qualifying Positions and Now Offers
Spots in LPGA Q-School’s Stage II

Dallas, TX  – The Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Symetra Tour and the Women’s All Pro Tour (WAPT) announced today the extension and enhancement of their relationship that was established starting in the 2019 season.

In 2021, each WAPT tournament will award spots into a corresponding Symetra Tour event for the top two finishers.  Additionally, the top five players on the season’s WAPT Player of the Year program will receive exemptions into Stage II of LPGA Q-School.  Both opportunities will be available up to Stage I of LPGA Tour Q-School, which is scheduled for August 19-22 at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. 

“Just as the Symetra Tour serves as the ‘Official Qualifying Tour of the LPGA Tour’, the WAPT provides aspiring professionals the opportunity to play in quality tournament competition and be ready to compete at a high level when the opportunity presents itself,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour.  “The depth of talent in women’s worldwide professional golf has never been higher, and this enhanced relationship will allow players who may not currently have access to Symetra Tour events to earn their way into our tournaments.”

The success story of the Symetra Tour-WAPT partnership was highlighted this year by the performance of Sarah White (Kentwood, Mich.) who parlayed her exemption from the WAPT Texarkana Children’s Charity Classic to compete and win at the Symetra Tour’s Founders Tribute at Longbow in Mesa, Ariz., earning her Symetra Tour Membership for the 2021 season.

 

 

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“It was a great opportunity to show the other girls competing on the WAPT that it is possible to make it”, White said. “The WAPT truly prepared me for this opportunity.”

Matilda Castren was another success story in 2020. The Florida State grad played a full season on the 2019 WAPT. After a solid season on the WAPT, Matilda went on to earn a conditional LPGA Tour card and won this season on the Symetra Tour. 

 

 

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“We are excited to provide a clear path for those ladies dreaming of playing the Symetra and LPGA Tours”, said WAPT President Gary DeSerrano. “The WAPT not only provides more playing opportunities but a true path to the Symetra and LPGA Tours.”

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