PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA – The 120-player field for the fifth Guardian Championship has been finalized by the Epson Tour. The “Road to the LPGA” begins its final stretch leading up to the Epson Tour Championship in the Yellowhammer State from September 16-18 at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama. Play will happen on the Senator Course.
Individuals will compete in a 54-hole, stroke-play format for $200,000 and a winner’s share of $30,000. A cut will be made to the top 60 and ties after 36 holes. Admission for the tournament is free.
“Hosting the Guardian Championship in Prattville is just another way to bring a city that is truly focused on community together,” said Tournament Director, Bonnie Coleman. “The city and local residents take so much pride in this event every year and are proud to host some of the most talented ladies from around the world. The Prattville area actually being my hometown makes this just a little more special for me.”
Eight of the top-10 players in the Ascensus Race for the Card will compete for this week’s title, as well as 10 of the 11 2022 champions. The Epson Tour’s most recent champion, Daniela Iacobelli, will also tee it up following an off week and her win at the Wildhorse Ladies Golf Classic.
“I’m excited to be back on the road being able to finish out the season without any pressures,” said Iacobelli.
Sierra Brooks and Katelyn Sisk (née Dambaugh), who finished T2 at last year’s event, also return to Prattville to compete for the 2022 title.
“I’m really excited to get back to Prattville,” said Sisk. “We are always taken such great care of at this tournament, and it’s a course and an event that I love and really look forward to.”