(Beaumont, TX) – The Women’s All Pro Tour and the PXG Race to Stage II will be in Beaumont, Texas for the Beaumont Emergency Hospital Babe Zaharias Open which also doubles as the 2023 WAPT mid-season Championship. Beaumont Country Club is welcoming the WAPT for the fourth time with the field looking to take home a piece of this week’s purse. The field will include over 98 LPGA and Epson Tour hopefuls as they look to take home the sixth championship of the 2023 season. 

DATES: May 23-26, 2023

OFFICIAL NAME: Beaumont Emergency Hospital Open Babe Zaharias Foundation

HASHTAGS: #WAPT #PXGRaceToStageII #MidSeasonChampionship

SCHEDULE: Sixth event of the WAPT 2023 season

VENUE: Beaumont Country Club

PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36), 6,441 yards

PURSE MONEY: Estimated $75,000 (winner claims $15,000)

PAST CHAMPIONS: 2022 – Miranda Wang, 2021- Kaitlyn Papp, 2020 – Julie Aime
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 in Battle Creek, Michigan.


SIZE: 98 players

FIELD LIST: https://bit.ly/3q0NHsX


Monday, May 22nd:

Pro-Am – (All day)

Welcome Party – (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 23rd:

Round 1 – (7:30 a.m. start)

Wednesday, May 24th:

Round 2 and cut day – (7:30 a.m. start)

Thursday, May 25th:

Round 3 – (7:30 a.m. start)

Friday, May 26th:

Final Round – (7:30 a.m. start)

Awards Ceremony – (after final round)


After four events of the 2023 Women’s All Pro Tour season, the PXG Race to Stage II has a top ten heading into week six in Beaumont.

1 – Bi Shin (South Korea) – 786

2 – Gurleen Kaur (Houston,TX) – 716

3 –  Emily Mahar (Australia) – 604

4 – Ou Olankitkunchai (Thailand) – 569

5 – Mikayla Fitzpatrick (Phoenix,AZ) – 563

6 – Samantha Vodry (Little Elm, TX) – 550

7 – Yoonhee Kim (San Ramon, CA) – 493

8 – Elizabeth Wang (San Marino, CA) – 484

9 – Leslie Cloots (Belgium) – 415

10 – Josee Doyon (Canada) – 412


This week’s field is made up of 98 players from 25 countries.

The breakdown of the 76 players per country in the field this week: United States (55), Canada (4), Australia (4), Thailand (3), Philippines (2), Sweden (2), India (2), Austria (2), Columbia (2), Philippines (2), France (2), China (2), Mexico (2), Finland (2), Argentina (1), Brazil (1), United Kingdom (1), Guatemala (1), Indonesia (1), Chile (1), South Korea (1), Myanmar (1), Norway (1), New Zealand (1), Paraguay (1)

This week also starts our first event of the new Collegiate Series. The five laddies competing in the summer opener this week are Makenna Henry (Midwestern State), Flossy Hobbs (Texas Southern), Mallorie Luitwieler (University of North Texas), Syd Moss (University of Memphis), and Meagan Winans (University of Oklahoma). The Collegiate Series competitors have the opportunity to compete alongside the pros, earn World Amateur Golf Ranking points, and the series winner will earn an Epson Tour start at the Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic on August 18-20 in Pendleton, Oregon. 

Action gets underway at 8:00 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.