(Texarkana, TX/AR) – The Women’s All Pro Tour starts its last series of the year with a dual event in Texarkana. The field of 78 will take on Texarkana Country Club and Northridge Country Club at the Texarkana Children Charities Open. Last year’s champion, Grace Kim, will not be in attendance to defend her title. Only two players who finished inside the top-10 in 2021 will be in attendance, leaving the leaderboard wide open for anyone.
DATES: July 13-July 16, 2022
OFFICIAL NAME: Texarkana Children Charities Open
HASHTAGS: #WAPT #PXGRaceToStageII
SCHEDULE: Twelfth event of the WAPT 2022 season
VENUE: Texarkana Country Club & Northridge Country Club
PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36), 6,415 yards & 71 (36-35) 6,282 yards
PURSE MONEY: Estimated $55,000 (winner claims $10,000)
PAST CHAMPIONS: 2021 Grace Kim, 2020 Kristen Gillman, 2019
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: 78 players
FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/3IqY1Q2
WAPT WINNERS: 7 players
Sunday, July 10th: Practice Rounds starting after 2 PM at TCC
Monday, July 11th: AM Practice Rounds at TCC, Practice round all day at NCC, Pro-am at 1 PM (TCC)
Tuesday, July 12th: Practice rounds all day (Both Courses), Shoot-Out at 4:30 PM at NCC
Wednesday, July 13th: Round 1
Thursday, July 14th: Round 2 and cut day, Cut Party at 6 PM
Friday, July 15th: Round 3
Saturday, July 16th: Final Round and Trophy Presentation
PXG RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK TWELVE
After the first eleven tournaments of the 2022 Women’s All Pro Tour season, the PXG Race to Stage II the top-3 has a new order heading into the last two weeks of the season!
Miranda Wang (Pebble Beach, CA) fell out of her first place spot after Mariel Galdiano (Orlando, FL) won back to back tournaments. The back to back victories for Galdiano was the first time ever a player in the Race To Stage II has won two tournaments in a row. With one more strong performance from Galdiano in Texarkana, she has all but wrapped up her spot in the top-5. Rounding out the top-3 is Erika Smith (Orlando, FL) who sits just under 200 points of the player in 4th place. Smith has played consistently all season, including a win in Natchez. She will look for a strong last two weeks to wrap up her top-5 spot. Here is how the top-10 looks heading into the Texarkana Children Charities Open:
- Mariel Galdiano – (Orlando, FL) – 1,742
- Miranda Wang (China) – 1,522
- Erika Smith (Orlando, FL) – 1,321
- Sarah Rhee (Lynnwood, WA) – 1,176
- Amanda Tan (Singapore) – 1,131
- Kathleen Scavo (Benicia, CA) – 1,100
- Julie Houston (Allen, TX) – 970
- Jordy LaBarbera (Allen, TX) – 967
- Alison Muirhead (Scotland) – 895
- Amanda Kim – (O’Fallon, MO) – 763
NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s field is made up of 78 players from 17 countries.
The breakdown of the 78 players per country in the field this week:
United States (53), New Zealand (4), Thailand (3), China (2), Mexico (2), Singapore (2), Taiwan (2), Canada (1), Colombia (1), France (1), Hong Kong (1), Japan (1), Korea (1), Myanmar (1), Philippines (1), Scotland (1), South Africa (1)
The Texarkana Children Charities Open will feature 8 of the top-10 players in the PXG Race To Stage II. Galdiano will not be in the field to try and win three straight tournaments however. Looking comfortable in the first place position, Galdiano is using her Epson Tour exemption and will be playing in New York before heading to Beaumont for the WAPT Tour Championship. Ginger Howard (Bradenton, FL) was the highest finisher from the 2021 tournament in Texarkana in the field this week. Howard also finished in the top-5 in last year’s Race To Stage II. She is currently sitting just outside the top-10 and will need two strong performances to move back into 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.