Riviera Nayarit to Host Pro Golf Qualifying Tournament
Published Apr 18, 2012, 12:52pm -
One of the most anticipated tournaments, The Symetra Tours (previously known as the Ladies Professional Golfers Association Futures Tour), is coming back to our destination, hosted by Riviera Nayarit for a third consecutive time next April 23 - 29 with $125,000 USD in prizes, the highest in the entire tour.
Professional golfers will begin arriving in Riviera Nayarit on April 23 to do their practice rounds at El Tigre Golf & Country Club at Paradise Village, in Nuevo Vallarta—a 72-par course with 6,433 yards, designed by Robert Von Hagge.
This will be the third tournament in the tour previously known as the LPGA Futures Tour, which has produced brilliant players like Mexican Lorena Ochoa, Christina Kim, Jin Young Pak, Miriam Nagl, Violeta Retamoza, Grace Park and Kathleen Ekey, among many others.
The official rounds will begin on April 27, and a Pro-Am tournament has been scheduled for the previous days. The tournament’s format will be of 54 holes, with a cutoff at the top 70 scores, and the lowest ties after the first 36 holes. This event will have an expected participation of 144 players, including some amateurs. The total $125,000 USD in prizes include $17,500 for the first place and $12,500 for the second place.
Source: Riviera Nayarit