The PXG Race To Stage II Will Provide Advancement and Financial Support To Players
DALLAS, TEXAS – The continues to expand on its goals of providing the best support, development, and opportunities for women golf professionals dreaming of playing on the LPGA Tour. Today, WAPT announced that will take a leading role in the newly named PXG Race To Stage II program. The marquee program will not only reward top finishers for their accomplishments over the season with playing exemptions, but it will also underwrite scholarships for qualifying school.
“Sometimes all it takes to achieve great things is someone to recognize and support potential,” said Renee Parsons, President and Executive Creative Director of PXG Apparel. “We’ve seen first-hand the incredible work being done by the WAPT and believe that there are a number of women in their program who have the talent and the grit to play at the highest level. We are excited to walk side-by-side with these women this year and offer extra support along the way.”
In 2021, the WAPT and the LPGA established the WAPT’s Race To Stage II. The season-long points race rewarded the top five (5) players, at the season’s end, with exemptions into Stage II of the LPGA’s Qualifying School. The inaugural recipients included Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio), Pauline Del Rosario (Philippines), Gabby Then (California), Ginger Howard (Florida), and Sofia Garcia (Paraguay).
“This is an exciting time in women’s golf,” said Gary DeSerrano, President of the WAPT. “From the LPGA to the WAPT, corporate America has begun to see the value of supporting women’s sports and in particular, women’s golf.”
In 2022, PXG joins the WAPT as title sponsor for the PXG Race To Stage II. The PXG Race To Stage II will not only provide the top five (5) players exemptions directly to Stage II of LPGA Tour Qualifying, but will pay for each player’s entry fees! Additionally, the number one player will receive a $5,000 bonus check for being the WAPT Player of the Year in 2022. By sponsoring the PXG Race To Stage II, PXG continues to demonstrate their support for women’s golf.
“We are thrilled to have Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) join us as sponsor of our Race To Stage II,” said Gary. “They have been at the forefront of innovation in club design, marketing, and support of women’s golf. PXG is the perfect partner to help us provide our top athletes with advancement opportunities and much needed financial support.”
Established in 2019, through a partnership with the LPGA, the Women’s All Pro Tour (WAPT) is the Official Qualifying Tour for the LPGA’s Symetra Tour and provides opportunities for advancement within the LPGA Tour system.
“Our main goals in partnering with the WAPT are all about developing players and providing playing opportunities,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, Chief Tour Operations Officer – . “PXG’s support of the WAPT and the Race to Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament fits right into these goals to help athletes reach the next level.”
About the WAPT
A subsidiary of K&G Sports LLC, the WAPT represents one of the best development opportunities for golfprofessionals in the USA to hone their competitive skills, while preparing for a life on the Symetra and LPGA Tours. Current LPGA Tour players who began their pro career on the WAPT include Savannah Vialabi, Kaitlyn Papp and 2021 Solheim Cup members, Yealimi Noh and Matilda Castren. Follow the WAPT on the web at www.wapt.golf, facebook.com/waprotour/, Twitter: @WAPTGolf, and Instagram @womensallprotour
Luke Otto, Digital Producer, WAPT
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