MAINEVILLE, Ohio — The 13th stop on the 2019 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Epson Tour to TPC River’s Bend in the Buckeye State for the second annual Prasco Charity Championship from June 28-30.
“We made history last year with this tournament becoming the first LPGA Tour family event played on a course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR,” said Mike Nichols, the Chief Business Officer of the Epson Tour. “To continue the relationship with Prasco and provide our players with a true championship test of golf is fantastic. We are really looking forward to year two.”
Greeting the 144-player field in Maineville, Ohio is a total purse of $125,000. Individuals are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share for the event is $18,750.
“Having the next wave of LPGA Tour stars come through southwest Ohio and providing the ultimate in hospitality is something we are very proud of,” said Jack Hunter, the General Manager of TPC River’s Bend. “There is something special about the talent and work ethic all the competitors have in pursuit of their dreams. It’s exciting to be part of that journey and to keep growing this event as a stop that is circled on everyone’s calendar.”
Defending champion Muni He (Chengdu, China) is not among the competitors, as she finished tied for 27th at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to earn Priority List Category 14 status for the 2019 LPGA Tour season. The victory was one of four top-25 results for He last season.
“This tournament will forever have a special place in my heart because it is where I won my first event as a professional golfer,” He said. “I couldn’t be more thankful for Prasco, TPC River’s Bend and the local community. The support they provide to women’s professional golf and especially the Epson Tour is really awesome to witness. Good luck to the entire field and best wishes for another amazing week.”
Action gets underway at 7:30 a.m. ET all three days with play starting off No. 1 and No. 10 tees in the first and second round. Meanwhile, all groups will head off No. 1 tee in twosomes for the final round with a trophy presentation to follow on No. 18 green.