(Dallas – Fort Worth, TX) – The Women’s All Pro Tour will be in Trophy Club, TX for the Kathy Whitworth Championship “The 88”. This is the fifth year WAPT has hosted the Kathy Whitworth Championship, and it is the first year it will be played in Trophy Club on the course named in the golf legend’s honor.
“Kathy Whitworth set new standards for women’s golf and was a pioneer of Ladies Professional Golf. I’m very excited and honored to be playing a tournament bearing her name and recognizing her accomplishments.” Ou Olankitkunchai said. “I am going to enjoy this week as well as prepare myself for LPGA Q-School Stage II in October. I cannot wait to be playing at Trophy Club and thank WAPT for hosting this prestigious event.”
Ou Olankitkunchai finished second in the PXG Race to Stage II points list and is headed to Venice, Florida in October. Olankitkunchai will be competing with the best of the best to earn her LPGA Tour card.
Adrienne Ahn is the sponsor exemption for this week’s Kathy Whitworth Championship. Ahn explains “As a junior golfer, getting an exemption into the Kathy Whitworth Championship is a great honor and privilege. It will be a tremendous learning experience to play alongside these accomplished women golfers who I look up to and aspire to be someday. I can’t wait to go out and have fun!”
The field will include over 60 LPGA and Epson Tour hopefuls as they look to take home the thirteenth championship of the 2023 season.
The Kathy Whitworth Foundation celebrates Kathy Whitworth’s legendary career by supporting participation in women’s golf. The foundation is committed to inspiring young women to embrace confidence, strong values, and responsibility which will, in turn, provide opportunities to develop leadership and sportsmanship skills for lifelong success.
Here is a look into the week ahead.
DATES: September 28 – September 30, 2023
OFFICIAL NAME: Kathy Whitworth Championship “The 88”
HASHTAGS: #WomensAllProTour #WAPT
SCHEDULE: 13th event of the WAPT 2023 season
VENUE: Trophy Club Country Club
PAR/YARDS: CVGAC: 72 (36-36), 6, 205 yards
PURSE MONEY: $45,000, winner claims $10,000
PAST CHAMPIONS: 2022- Gurleen Kaur (-9)
SIZE: 58 WAPT players
FIELD LIST: WAPT
Monday, September 25th:
Practice Rounds- (9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m)
Tuesday, September 26th:
Practice Rounds- (8:00 a.m- 12:30 p.m) Welcome Party For All- (6:30 p.m- 9:00 p.m)
Wednesday, September 27th:
Pro Am- (8:00 a.m- 6:00 p.m)
Thursday, September 28th:
Round 1- (8:00 a.m start)
Ladies Sip-n-Chip- (4:30 p.m- 6:00 p.m)
Friday, September 29th:
Round 2- (8:00 a.m start)
Junior Clinic- (4:30 p.m- 6:00 p.m)
Saturday, September 30th:
Final Round- (8:00 a.m start)
Awards Ceremony – (after final round)
Top 10 Money List for 2023:
Bi Shin (South Korea) – $49, 240.83
Gurleen Kaur (Houston, TX) – $41, 586.25
Ou Olankitkunchai (Bangkok, Thailand) – $41, 007.25
Elizabeth Wang (San Marino, CA) – $25, 537.92
Crystal Wang (Diamond Bar, CA) – $19, 575.00
Brigitte Thibault (Austin, TX) – $19, 476.25
Megan Osland (Canada) – $18, 453.33
Josee Doyon (Canada) – $18, 411.67
Emily Mahar (Australia) – $15, 867.5
Mary Parsons (Canada) – $15, 480.00
PXG RACE TO STAGE II STANDINGS GOING INTO WEEK 13
After 4 events of the 2023 Women’s All Pro Tour season, the PXG Race to Stage II has a top ten heading into week 13 in Trophy Club, Texas.
– Bi Shin (South Korea) – 2, 528
– Ou Olankitkunchai (Thailand) – 2, 197
– Gurleen Kaur (Houston,TX) – 2, 116
– Elizabeth Wang (San Marino, CA) – 1,484
– Brigitte Thibault (Canada) – 1, 197
– Crystal Wang (Diamond Bar, CA) – 1, 045
– Josee Doyon (Canada) – 976
– Megan Osland (Canada) – 910
– Jess Whitting (Australia) – 894
– Mary Parsons (Canada) – 886
NOTES ON THE LIST OF COMPETITORS:
This week’s WAPT field is made up of 60 players from 13 countries.
The breakdown of the players per country in the field this week: United States (43), Canada (3), Taiwan (2), Thailand (2), China (2), Philippines (1), Columbia (1), Myanmar (1), Sweden (1), Guatemala (1), Norway (1), Indonesia (1), and Australia (1).
Action gets underway at 8:00 A.M. CT for all three rounds. All players will play the Whitworth Course during the tournament. 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 round 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.