(Texarkana,TX/AR) – The Women’s All Pro Tour is finishing up the Race to Stage II with a three week stretch of tournaments . The Texarkana Children’s Charities Open  takes place July 14th – 17th and is the second of two dual event tournaments for the WAPT season. Texarkana Country Club and Northridge Country Club both will offer different challenges for the field and scores will reflect good play.

 

DATES: July 14-17, 2021

OFFICIAL NAME: Texarkana Children’s Charities Open

HASHTAGS: #TexarkanaCCOpen #WAPT #Road2LPGA

SCHEDULE: Ninth event of the WAPT 2021 season

VENUE: Texarkana Country Club & Northridge Country Club – Texarkana, TX

PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36), 6,500 yards & 72 (36-35), 6,300 yards

PURSE MONEY: Estimated $50,000 (winner claims $8,000)

PAST CHAMPIONS: 2020 Kristen Gillman (-17) 2019 Elaine Wood (+2)
CUT: After 54 Holes to top 40% of starting field and ties

SYMETRA EXEMPTIONS : Winner & runner-up earn exemptions into Twin Bridges Championship

 

FIELD OVERVIEW

SIZE: 98 players

FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/2TQRskT

WAPT WINNERS: 6 players

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

Monday, July 12th: Practice rounds all day at Northridge, call to set up tee times

Monday, July 12th: 1 PM Pro-Am at Texarkana Country Club

Tuesday, July 13th: Practice rounds in the AM at both courses until 4 PM

Tuesday, July 13th: Junior Clinic at 10 AM, Shoot-Out at 4:30 PM

Wednesday, July 14th: Round 1

Thursday, July 15th: Round 2, cut party at 6 PM (NCC)

Friday, July 16th: Round 3 

Saturday, July 17th: Final Round, Awards Presentation

 

RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK EIGHT

After the ninth tournament of the 2021 Women’s All Pro Tour season, the Race to Stage II rankings saw a new leader come into place after Jessica Porvasnik’s victory in Bella Vista.  

 

Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH) now holds the No. 1 spot after her win at the Bella Vista Charity Classic and has been playing great golf as of late, posting 3 top-5 finishes in her last 4 starts. Ginger Howard (Bradenton, FL) currently sits in 5th on the points list and is starting to find form after her victory in the first event of the year. Howard will need 3 more strong finishes to keep her spot in the top-5 at the end of the year.

  1. Jessica Porvasnik (Hickley, OH) – 1,262
  2. Pauline del Rosario(Philippines) – 1,018
  3. Fernanda Lira Solis (Mexico) – 862
  4. Gabriella Then (Rancho Cucamango, CA) – 817
  5. Ginger Howard (Bradeton, FL) – 768
  6. Alison Muirhead (Scotland) – 716
  7. Binny Lee (Frisco, TX) – 610
  8. Emma Broze (France) – 524
  9. Mariel Galdiano (Pearl City, HI)– 503
  10. Greta Voelker (Germany) – 492

 

NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:

This week’s field is made up of 98 players from 18 countries.

The breakdown of the 69 players per country in the field this week: United States (54), Canada (4), Mexico (4), Korea (2), Malaysia (2), Taiwan (2), Australia (1), China (1),  Colombia (1), Germany (1), France (1), New Zealand (1), Philippines (1), Paraguay (1), Sweden (1), Slovakia (1), Thailand (1), South Africa (1) 

 

The Texarkana Children’s Charities Classic is the start of the last stretch of tournaments for the Race to Stage II. The ladies of the WAPT will be taking on Texarkana Country Club or “Little Augusta” as the locals call it, along with Northridge Country Club. Another dual event will have the APT and WAPT switching courses throughout the week but both tours will finish the event at Texarkana Country Club on Saturday, July 17th. Points leader Jessica Porvasnik (Hinckley, OH) is back in the field as she tries to lock up a spot in the Race to Stage II. Porvasnik will be coming off her exemption at the Donald Ross Classic and will try to continue her good play she has displayed over the last few months. Greta Voelker (Germany) is also looking to make a push up the points list. Voelker is currently on 10th on the list to the Race to Stage II and has been playing very well over the last few weeks. A third place finish in Bella Vista was followed by a Monday Qualifier for a LPGA event.

Action gets underway at 7:30 A.M. CT the first two days of play. 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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