Symetra Tour's Donald Ross Classic returns to French Lick
July 10, 2019
Women's professional golf returns to the historic French Lick Resort as future stars of the LPGA Tour compete in the Symetra Tour's third annual Donald Ross Classic tomorrow (Thursday) through Saturday.
The acclaimed Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort will host 150 of the top rising talents in women's golf as they compete for a share of the 54-hole stroke-play tournament's $225,000 prize purse. The winner's share is $33,750. After 36 holes of championship play, the top 60 players and ties will compete for a share of the third-highest purse on the 2019 Symetra Tour schedule.
The three-round tournament is the signature event of a week-long celebration of women's golf hosted by Resort Charities, the charitable foundation of French Lick Resort, with proceeds from the festivities benefiting the Orange County Habitat for Humanity. The week kicked off with a pairings party yesterday followed by the popular Symetra Tour Pro-Am today.
"It's exciting when Symetra Tour and its field of talented players comes to French Lick, continuing the rich legacy of women's golf which began with the LPGA's 1958 French Lick Open," French Lick's director of golf Dave Harner said. "To be able to celebrate women's golf and support an outstanding organization like Habitat for Humanity that will impact so many families in our region is a huge honor for our staff and all involved."
The Orange County Habitat for Humanity, since 1992, has developed and constructed 27 new homes for Orange County residents.