(Wichita, KS) – The Women’s All Pro Tour finishes the fourth series in the PXG Race to Stage II in Wichita, KS for the Heritage Classic. Rolling Hills Country Club is welcoming the WAPT for the first time ever! Rolling Hills CC is best known for being a key piece in the founding of the LPGA Tour. The club that helped found the biggest tour in women’s golf is now helping players achieve that dream on the WAPT. The Heritage Classic is one of the biggest prize pools of the year, with an additional $10,000 added to the overall purse and the top-2 players from the week earning exemptions into the Epson Tour’s Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, MI.
DATES: June 28-July 1, 2022
OFFICIAL NAME: Heritage Classic
HASHTAGS: #WAPT #PXGRaceToStageII #HeritageClassic
SCHEDULE: Eleventh event of the WAPT 2022 season
VENUE: Rolling Hills Country Club
PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36), 6,369 yards
PURSE MONEY: Estimated $65,000 (winner claims $10,000)
PAST CHAMPIONS: N/A
CUT: After 36 Holes to top 40% of starting field and ties
EPSON EXEMPTIONS : Winner & runner-up earn exemptions into the Epson Tour’s Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship
SIZE: 83 players
FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/3A4MJ1W
WAPT WINNERS: 9 players
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: all times in parentheses are start times
Sunday, June 26th: Practice Rounds, Welcome Party (6 PM)
Monday, June 27th: AM Practice Rounds, Pro-Am at Rolling Hills CC (1 PM)
Tuesday, June 28th: Round 1, Ladies Night (6 PM)
Wednesday, June 15th: Round 2 and cut day, Jr Clinic & Pizza Party (4 PM)
Thursday, June 16th: Round 3, Sunset Celebration Party (6 PM)
Friday, June 17th: Round 4 and award presentation on 18 green, Awards Party after
PXG RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK ELEVEN
After the first ten tournaments of the 2022 Women’s All Pro Tour season, the PXG Race to Stage II the top-3 sees a new name enter the mix once again.
Miranda Wang (Pebble Beach, CA) stays put in the first spot with her second place finish at the WLN Central Arkansas Open followed by a top-5 finish at the Bella Vista Charity Classic and a second place finish at last week’s Oscar Williams Classic. Kathleen Scavo (Benicia, CA) falls out of the top-3 for the first time all year after not playing for the last couple months after gaining significant Epson status during their reshuffle earlier this year. Erika Smith (Orlando, FL) stays in the second spot following another solid finish after her win two weeks ago in Natchez. The new name in the top-3 is Mariel Galdiano (Orlando, FL) who had a strong week in Natchez before claiming her first win on the WAPT last week at the Oscar Williams Classic. Here is how the top-10 looks heading into the Heritage Classic:
- Miranda Wang (China) – 1,522
- Erika Smith (Orlando, FL) – 1,244
- Mariel Galdiano – (Orlando, FL) – 1,242
- Kathleen Scavo (Benicia, CA) – 1,100
- Julie Houston (Allen, TX) – 965
- Jordy LaBarbera (Allen, TX) – 947
- Sarah Rhee (Lynnwood, WA) – 933
- Amanda Tan (Singapore) – 888
- Alison Muirhead (Scotland) – 817
- Amanda Kim – (O’Fallon, MO) – 735
NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s field is made up of 83 players from 19 countries.
The breakdown of the 83 players per country in the field this week:
United States (55), Australia (5), New Zealand (4), Japan (2), Singapore (2), Thailand (2), Brazil (1), Colombia (1), Hong Kong (1), India (1), Korea (1), Myanmar (1), Mexico (1), Netherlands (1), Philippines (1), Slovakia (1), Sweden (1), Scotland (1), South Africa (1)
The Heritage Classic will feature 8 of the top-10 girls in the PXG Race To Stage II points list. Mariel Galdiano (Orlando, FL) has been the player to beat over the past two weeks. Galdiano has led 7 of the 8 rounds in the past two tournaments capturing a win and a top-5 finish. Jordy Labarbera (Allen, TX) is the name sitting on the outside looking in heading into Wichita. LaBarbera has had the best season of her career this year on the WAPT with second place finish and several top-5 and top-10 finishes. The T3 finish in her hometown last week should give her the confidence she needs to put together a good week at Rolling Hills. Sarah Rhee (Lynnwood, WA) has been the most consistent player of the season, only finishing one tournament outside of the top-10. Unfortunately for Rhee, she has not been able to get her first win or sneak into the top-5 consistently to gain the points she needs to get into the PXG Race To Stage II Top-5. If Rhee keeps up her consistent play however, it is tough to see how she will not finish the season in the top-5.
Action gets underway at 7:30 A.M. CT the first two days of play. A cut will be made after 36-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 two rounds based on score 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.