North Texas LPGA Shootout
Thursday-Sunday for tournament rounds; Las Colinas Country Club in Irving
Par: 71 Yardage: 6,410 yards
Purse: $1.3 million
TV: Golf Channel. Thursday round (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.); Friday round (5:30-7:30 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday rounds (2-5 p.m.)
Tickets: Available online at NTShootout.com. Prices are $25 daily, $75 for weekly tournament pass.
Notable: This is the LPGA’s first full-field event in Dallas-Fort Worth since the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The list of competitors includes 49 of the top 50 golfers on the LPGA Tour season money list. Spots have been reserved for two college golfers and two high school golfers who will compete as amateurs.
Still in the mix
Based on results in Monday qualifying events, tournament officials will add four players to the field for Thursday’s opening round. Two spots are being held for high school golfers, who have their own Monday qualifier, and two others are reserved for competitors in a Monday qualifier for touring professionals. Also competing with the touring pros will be Texas A&M golfers Chelsea Mocio and Katerina Ruzickova, the top two alternates from the North Texas Collegiate Shootout on March 12. Mocio is a Fort Worth Arlington Heights graduate.
Kathy Whitworth, an LPGA Hall of Famer with more career victories than any player in the history of professional golf (88), began hosting her high-profile junior golf event in 1999 at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth. Four confirmed competitors and one of the top alternates in the North Texas LPGA Shootout field are past winners of the Kathy Whitworth Invitational. The list:
| Year|| Winner|| NT Shootout|| LPGA major titles|
|2004||Paula Creamer||Competing||2010 U.S. Wom. Open|
North Texas LPGA Shootout field
A look at the commitment list for the North Texas LPGA Shootout, to be played Thursday-April 28 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving:
Karlin Beck, Amanda Blumenherst, Christel Boeljon, Julia Boland, Heather Bowie Young, Dori Carter, Nicole Castrale, Silvia Cavalleri, Irene Cho, Esther Choe, Chella Choi, Na Yeon Choi, Carlotta Ciganda, Jacqui Concolino, Paula Creamer, Laura Davies, Laura Diaz, Lauren Doughtie, Moira Dunn, Kathleen Ekey, Victoria Elisabeth, Austin Ernst, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Veronica Felibert, Shanshan Feng, Katie Futcher, Sandra Gel, Jennifer Gleason, Julieta Granada, Casey Grice, Natalie Gulbis, Numa Gulyanamitta, Sophie Gustafson, Hee-Won Han, Mina Harigae, Marcy Hart, Caroline Hedwall, Maria Hjorth, Katherine Hull-Kirk, Amy Hung, Mi Jung Hur, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Daniela Iacobelli, Karine Icher, Juli Inkster, Nicole Jeary, Eun-Hee Ji, Tiffany Joh, Felicity Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Sara Maude Juneau, Moriya Jutanugam, Lorie Kane, Danielle Kang, Haeji Kang, Taylore Karle, Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Mindy Kim, Song-Hee Kim, Jessica Korda, Candie Kung, Cindy LaCrosse, Brittany Lang, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Ilhee Lee, Jee Young Lee, Jennie Lee, Meena Lee, Mi Hyang Lee, Seon Hwa Lee, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Pernilla Lindberg, Paige Mackenzie, Mo Martin, Caroline Masson, Catriona Matthew, Lisa McCloskey, Kristy McPherson, Sydnee Michaels, Ai Miyazoto, Mika Miyazoto, Paola Moreno, Becky Morgan, Kayla Mortellaro, Belen Mozo, Azhara Munoz, Anna Nordqvist, Ryann O’Toole, Jin Young Pak, Se Ri Pak, Brooke Pancake, Hee Young Park, Inbee Park, Jane Park, Suzann Pettersen, Pornanong Phatlum, Gerina Piller, Stacy Prammanasudh, Madison Pressel, Morgan Pressel, Jane Rah, Beatriz Recari, Jennifer Rosales, So Yeon Ryu, Lizette Salas, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Hee Kyung Seo, Giulia Sergas, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, Jenny Shin, Jiyai Shin, Karin Sjodin, Nicole Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Jennifer Song, Angela Stanford, Marina Stuetz, Karen Stupples, Thidapa Suwannapura, Kris Tamulis, Lexi Thompson, Yani Tseng, Momoko Ueda, Mariajo Uribe, Alison Walshe, Wendy Ward, Kim Welch, Michelle Wie, Lindsey Wright, Amy Yang, Sun Young Yoo.
LPGA Medical (1)
Top-10 Week prior (2)
LPGA Winner week prior (1)
Shootout Amateur (2)
Reilley Rankin, Ji Young Oh, Christina Kim, Sandra Changkija, Sarah Kemp, Meaghan Francella, Hannah Yun, Victoria Tanco, Danah Bordner, Jessica Shepley, Jill McGill, Cydney Clanton, Nicole Hage, Lisa Ferrero, Jiayun Li, Kelly Jacques, Frances Bondad, Katie Burnett, Sophia Sheridan, Marita Engzelius, Hanna Kang, Amelia Lewis, Maria Hernandez, Marina Alex, Haley Millsap, Sue Kim, Min Seo Kwak, Paz Echeverria, Alejandra Llaneza, Perrine Delacour, Inhong Lim, Shasta Averyhardt, P.K. Kongkraphan, Brianna Do, Mitsuki Katahira, Jordan Hardy, Michelle McGann, Eunjung Yi, Diana D’Alessio, Beth Bader, Jean Bartholomew, Jamie Hullett, Stephanie Louden, Janice Gibson.