Dallas, TX – The Women’s All Pro Tour, the official qualifying tour for the LPGA’s Epson Tour, will have a new sponsor in 2023 for the Player of the Year. Starting next year, the player who earns the most points in the PXG Race To Stage II will become the Carry Player of the Year.
“In our few short years of operation, the WAPT has been fortunate to attract amazing partners with like-minded goals of providing support and opportunities for our aspiring tour professionals,” said WAPT president Gary DeSerrano. “Carry exemplifies exactly what the WAPT stands for and we could not ask for a more fitting partner for our Player of the Year Award. We appreciate Donnie’s vision and look forward to crowning our inaugural Carry Player of the Year next August!”
The Carry Player of the Year will earn an extra $10,000 to go with their exemption into Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying School thanks to the PXG Race To Stage II. Carry was founded to help golfers in the early stages of their career who may not have the finances to compete in all the events needed to move them into the next level of professional golf. In addition to career funding, Carry facilitates unique golf experiences designed to bring the company’s investors and athletes closer together. The company already supports three players chasing their dreams on the WAPT and with Carry continuing to grow, the number of athletes that will benefit from Carry will continue to grow with them.
“Agreeing to sponsor the WAPT’s Player of the Year program was a no-brainer. Given the high quality of players who compete on the WAPT, the tour’s affiliation with the LPGA’s Epson Tour, and its partnerships with leading golf brands like PXG, I was flattered Gary and Kathy thought of Carry for this opportunity,” explains Carry CEO and Founder, Donnie Dotson. “We’re thrilled to be a new partner in support of the tour and its members’ careers, and we look forward to an exciting season in 2023!”
About the WAPT
A subsidiary of K&G Sports LLC, the WAPT represents one of the best development opportunities for golf professionals in the USA to hone their competitive skills, while preparing for a life on the Epson and LPGA Tours. 2019 LPGA Tour graduates include Yealimi Noh, Concord CA and Matilda Castren, Finland. Follow the WAPT on the web at www.wapt.golf, facebook.com/waprotour/, Twitter: @WAPTGolf, and Instagram @womensallprotour
Carry was founded to help “early-stage” professional golfers efficiently navigate the high costs of competition by connecting them with golf fans seeking to invest in the careers of elite athletes in exchange for unique access, special golf experiences, and potential financial returns. As part of its initial proof-of-concept, Carry funded nine up-and-coming pro golfers in 2022, including three full-time members of the Women’s All Pro Tour. The company looks forward to expanding its reach and catering to a broader group of athletes and fans in 2023. Carry is led by CEO and Founder, Donnie Dotson, who has a diverse background of experience, including business development and finance roles at Sportradar and Goldman Sachs, and as a former Marine and CIA-trained Operations Officer within the US Intelligence Community. Learn more at www.carry.golf.
About PXG Race To Stage II
In 2022, PXG joined the WAPT as title sponsor for the Race To Stage II. The PXG Race To Stage II does not only provide the top five (5) players exemptions directly to Stage II of LPGA Tour Qualifying, but PXG will pay for each player’s entry fees! By sponsoring the PXG Race To Stage II, PXG continues to demonstrate their support for women’s golf.