(Anna, TX) – The Women’s All Pro Tour is set to return to action this week after taking the past three weeks off.  The sixth stop of the WAPT season brings us to Anna, TX for the Oscar Williams Classic June 8-11 at Hurricane Creek Country Club.  Formerly known as the Hurricane Creek Classic, this year the tournament committee has decided to change the name of the tournament to the Oscar Williams Classic.  Oscar was a beloved and dedicated member to Hurricane Creek who passed away earlier this year.

“We are very excited to bring the future stars of the LPGA Tour back to Anna,” said WAPT president Gary DeSerrano. “We are certain the professional golfers will enjoy the course and the hospitality Anna has to offer.”

DATES: June 8-11, 2021
OFFICIAL NAME: Oscar Williams Classic
HASHTAGS: #OscarWilliamsClassic #WAPT #Road2LPGA
SCHEDULE: Sixth event of the WAPT 2021 season
VENUE: Hurricane Creek Country Club – Anna, TX
PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36), 6,600 yards
PURSE MONEY: Estimated $50,000 (winner claims $8,000)
PAST CHAMPIONS: 2020 Kristen Gillman (-14), 2019 Brittany Yada (-8)
CUT: After 54 Holes to top 40% of starting field and ties
SYMETRA EXEMPTIONS : Winner & runner-up earn exemptions into Prasco Charity Championship

FIELD OVERVIEW
SIZE: 98 players
FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/2SbvRTo
WAPT WINNERS: 6 players

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Sunday, June 6th: Afternoon Practice Rounds
Monday, June 7th: Morning Practice Round
Monday, June 7th: Pro-Am 12:30 PM shotgun start,
Monday, June 7th: All Pro Party 5:00-7:30 PM
Tuesday, June 8th: Round 1
Wednesday, June 9th: Round 2, Pink out day!
Thursday, June 10th: Round 3, Cut to 40%
Friday, June 11th: Final Round, Awards Presentation Following

RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK SIX
After the fifth tournament of the 2021 Women’s All Pro Tour season, just shy of the halfway point, the Race to Stage II rankings saw a bit of movement thanks to several strong performances at the second annual WLN Central Arkansas Open.

Fernanda Lira Solis (Mexico) holds the No. 1 spot after her win at the Mountain Ranch Championship and T-11 performance at the WLN Central Arkansas before the break.  After just two WAPT starts Pauline del Rosario (Philippines) checks into the top-10 at No. 3 after her third-place finish at the Mountain Ranch Championship and win at the WLN Central Arkansas Open.  She will look to build upon those performances this week.  Here is a look at the current top-10 heading into this week’s Oscar Williams Classic.

  1. Fernanda Lira Solis (Mexico) – 843
  2. Alison Muirhead (Scotland) – 716
  3. Pauline del Rosario (Philippines) – 705
  4. Ginger Howard (Bradenton, FL) – 641
  5. Binny Lee (Frisco, TX) – 610
  6. Mariel Galdiano (Pearl City, HI) – 471
  7. Dorsey Addicks (Big Sky, MT) – 408
  8. Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH) – 367
  9. Amanda Kim (O’Fallon, MO) – 329
  10. Ann Parmerter (Addison, TX) – 315

 

NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s field is made up of 101 players from 17 countries.

The breakdown of the 101 players per country in the field this week: United States (72), Mexico (5), Canada (4), Thailand (4), China (2), France (2), South Korea (2), Sweden (2), Australia (1), Chile (1), Germany (1), Indonesia (1), Malaysia (1), Ireland (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (1), Paraguay (1), Slovakia (1)

The Oscar Williams Classic follows three prominent tournaments that took place this past week: the Texas Women’s Open, the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open, and the LPGA’s US Women’s Open Championship.  The WAPT was represented in all three tournaments.  Texas Women’s Open champion Kenzie Wright (McKinney, TX) and low amateur Grace Kim (Sydney, Australia) who finished tied for third place will both be in the field this week.  Jessica Dreesbeimdieke (Juno Beach, FL) who tied for third at the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open will also be in the field this week.  Defending champion Kristen Gillman (Austin, TX) is competing in the US Women’s Open and will not be in Anna this year to defend her title.

Action gets underway at 7:30 A.M. CT all four tournament days with play starting off No. 1 and No. 10 tees.  A cut will be made after 54-holes to the top 40% of the starting field, including ties. Amateurs are included in the cut number. The field will be repaired before the final round and players will go off in reverse horseshoe with leaders teeing off last.  A trophy presentation by the clubhouse will follow the final round of play.  Attendance is free to the public.

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