(Muskogee, OK) – The Women’s All Pro Tour started the fall series swing in Paris, Texas and is now headed to Muskogee, Oklahoma for the Lake Area United Way Championship. The Lake Area United Way Championship is making a return to the WAPT schedule for the first time since 2019. The fall series swing is a great opportunity for players to get more competitive reps before Stage II Q School in October and the field will be very competitive with many Race to Stage II qualifiers signed up to participate.
DATES: September 28-30, 2022
OFFICIAL NAME: Lake Area United Way Championship
HASHTAGS: #WAPT #Road2LPGA
SCHEDULE: Second event of the WAPT 2022 Fall Series
VENUE: Muskogee Country Club
PAR/YARDS: 71 (35-36), 6,341 yards
PURSE MONEY: Estimated $35,000 (winner claims $5,000)
PAST CHAMPIONS: 2019 Yealimi Noh
CUT: No cut. Top 35% of field will receive a check
SIZE: 36 players
FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/3r8MEog
WAPT WINNERS: 2 players
Monday, September 26th: Practice Rounds All Day
Tuesday, September 27th: Pro-AM 8AM Start, 5PM Par-Tee On The Patio
Wednesday, September 28th: Round 1, Tee Party 3PM
Thursday, September 29th: Round 2, 5:30PM Sip and Chip Shopping, Member Hangout
Friday, September 30th: Final Round
NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s field is made up of 36 players from 11 countries.
The breakdown of the 41 players per country in the field this week: United States (25), Myanmar (2), Thailand (2), Australia (1), China (1), Colombia (1), Hong Kong (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Taiwan (1)
The Lake Area United Way Championship is the first time the WAPT will be revisiting Muskogee since 2019, when Yealimi Noh took home the first place trophy. Noh is now a LPGA regular and represented the United States in the most recent Solheim Cup. Some players that could follow in her footsteps this week include Gurleen Kaur and Kennedy Pedigo. Both Kaur and Pedigo turned pro in the spring of 2022 but have already put together strong starts to their professional careers. The former won last week’s Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship in only her second career start, while the latter has had four Top-20 finishes in her first five professional starts, including a second place finish in Texarkana. It is a smaller field this week in Muskogee, but the depth of the field is as good as any throughout the year.
Play begins Wednesday, September 28th at 8AM and is free to the public. We hope to see you out here!