LPGA Golf Tournament at Thorny Lea Golf Course
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) was back at the Thorny Lea Golf Course in Brockton, Massachusetts for the second year in a row with the W.B. Mason Championship portion of the Symetra Tour golf tournament. This year, the tournament was held from May 27- May 29, 2016 and once again was a huge success.
The W.B. Mason Championship is the eighth of twenty-three tournaments across fourteen states. This tournament featured the top 132 aspiring LPGA professionals across the globe. This year the purse was at $125,000. The winner earned $18,750 moving her up on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. The Symetra Tour gives the top ten on the list at the end of the tour LPGA membership for the 2017 season. Last year, Vicki Hurst of Melbourne, Florida won the tournament with her first victory in seven years and placed eighth on the Volvik Race for the Card money list giving her LPGA membership for 2016. This year, Natalie Sheary from West Hartford, Connecticut won her first Symetra Tour title at the W.B. Mason Championship going from 34th to 8th on the money list with $28,325, $18,750 of which comes from this tournament. On Friday, May 27 Sheary broke the course record with a 62. Marissa Steen of West Chester, Ohio came in second place winning $11,804 bringing her total to $38,765. This championship brought her to 2nd on the money list. The first place holder on the money list with $103,300, Madelene Sagstrom did not participate in the W.B. Mason Championship. Will these women continue to stay on top and get their LPGA membership for 2017? Only time will tell. If you want to keep track of the Volvik Race for the Card money list standings go to: http://www.symetratour.com/volvik-race-for-the-card.
Gates opened at 7:30 A.M. each day of the tournament. Volunteers included cart drivers, leader board operators, standard bearers and more. It was $25 to volunteer and all volunteers received an official tournament golf shirt, official tournament hat, lunch provided each day they worked and two weekly tournament grounds passes.
This is the second year that we have provided the rentals for this tournament. Our items that were present this year included chairs, tables, fencing, tents and staging for VIP areas. We were honored to be able to take part in such a prominent local event.
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