(Paris, TX) – The seventh stop of the Women’s All Pro Tour season brings us to Pairs, TX for the Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship June 15-18 at Paris Country Club.  This year’s tournament is the third annual Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship.

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

DATES: June 15-18, 2021
OFFICIAL NAME: Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship
HASHTAGS: #KathyWhitworthParisChamp #WAPT #Road2LPGA
SCHEDULE: Seventh event of the WAPT 2021 season
VENUE: Paris Country Club – Paris, TX
PAR/YARDS: 70 – 6,000 yards
PURSE MONEY: Estimated $50,000 (winner claims $8,000 minimum)
PAST CHAMPIONS: 2020 Celine Boutier (-7), 2019 Alazne Urizar Zapata (-3)
CUT: After 54 Holes to top 40% of starting field and ties
SYMETRA EXEMPTIONS : Winner & runner-up earn exemptions into Donald Ross Classic

FIELD OVERVIEW
SIZE: 
98 players
FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/3ghv1On
WAPT WINNERS:
 7 players

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Sunday: Practice Rounds
Sunday: Meet the Pros Welcome Party 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday: Morning Practice Rounds
Monday: Pro-Am 1 p.m. shotgun awards with live music and apps to follow
Tuesday: Round 1
Tuesday: Jr. Clinic from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Pine Ridge
Tuesday: WAPT party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with dinner provided
Wednesday: Round 2
Thursday: Round 3, Cut to 40%
Friday: Final Round, Awards Presentation Following

RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK SEVEN
After the sixth tournament of the 2021 Women’s All Pro Tour season, we are just over the halfway point in the Race to Stage II.  The rankings saw a bit of movement thanks to several strong performances at the third annual Oscar Williams Classic.  The top-5 at the end of the season will earn a spot in the LPGA’s qualifying school’s second stage.  Here is a look at the current top-10 heading into this week’s Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship.

  1. Pauline del Rosario (Philippines) – 868
  2. Fernanda Lira Solis (Mexico) – 843
  3. Alison Muirhead (Scotland) – 716
  4. Ginger Howard (Bradenton, FL) – 673
  5. Binny Lee (Frisco, TX) – 610
  6. Mariel Galdiano (Pearl City, HI) – 503
  7. Emma Broze (Stillwater, OK) – 477
  8. Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH) – 442
  9. Dorsey Addicks (Big Sky, MT) – 408
  10. Ann Parmerter (Addison, TX) – 343

 

NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s field is made up of 98 players from 16 countries.
The breakdown of the 101 players per country in the field this week: United States (67), Mexico (6), Canada (5), South Korea (3), China (2), Columbia (2), France (2), Malaysia (2), Thailand (2), Germany (1), Indonesia (1), Ireland (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (1), Paraguay (1), Sweden (1)

Defending champion Celine Boutier (Clamart, France) is competing on the LPGA this season and will not be in Paris this year to defend her title.  This year’s tournament features seven of the top-10 players on the Race to Stage II standings.  In addition, newcomers Gabriella Then (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and Olivia Mehaffey (Northern Ireland) sit just outside the top-10 and will look to improve upon their standings this week.  Sydney Youngblood (Durant, OK) will look to have another good showing here this year after finishing in a tie for third last year.

Action gets underway at 8:00 A.M. CT the first three 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 final round will begin at 7:30 A.M. and will be a single tee start 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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