Included is top-ranked Stacy Lewis, a native of The Woodlands who was the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, and No. 2 Yani Tseng. Other top 10 players on the commitment list released today include Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazoto and Suzann Pettersen. The 72-hole event offers a $1.3 million purse and will be played at Las Colinas Country Club.
Saginaw resident Angela Stanford, a former TCU standout, and Fort Worth resident Heather Bowie Young will be among the Texans competing in the LPGA’s first full-field event played in D-FW since the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
Tournament officials are reserving four spots in the field for amateurs, with two going to college golfers who have qualified for the tournament (Madison Pressel, Casey Grice) and two more going to high school players who will take part in an April 22 qualifier.
Tournament officials still need more volunteer workers at the event. Individuals interested in information about volunteering or purchasing tickets can visit www.NTShootout.com or call 214-393-2198.
_ Jimmy Burch