ALBANY, N.Y. — The 13th stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Epson Tour to Pinehaven Country Club in the Empire State for the first edition of the Twin Bridges Championship, July 23-25.
“As the longest running tournament host city, the history of the Epson Tour and its pipeline of creating future LPGA stars is intertwined with Albany,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “The addition of Pinehaven County Club to this storied history will give our players a new challenge as well as a fresh opportunity for our sponsors to enjoy.”
Greeting the 144-player field in the capital of New York is a total purse of $175,000. 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 $26,250.
“After a year without the Epson Tour in the Capital Region, we could not be more excited to welcome back the future stars of the LPGA Tour,” said Jim Miller, Twin Bridges Championship Tournament Director. “Joining us this year in supporting the players’ dreams of playing on the LPGA Tour are title sponsor Twin Bridges Waste & Recycling and host Pinehaven Country Club. Together we are eager to have an incredible week and cannot wait to see who will raise the trophy on Sunday afternoon.”
Defending champion Robynn Ree (Redondo Beach, California) is not among the competitors, as she was a 2019 Epson Tour graduate. The victory in Albany was the first of two for the University of Southern California alumna and helped her finish at No. 8 in the Race for the Card.
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 for the final round with a trophy presentation to follow on No. 18 green.