Christina Kim & Amateur Maisie Filler Receive Sponsor Exemptions to Pelican Women’s Championship

Lauren Coughlin and Isi Gabsa Round Out 108-Player Field via Monday Qualifier at TPC Tampa Bay


Ten of the Top-15 in the World are Committed to the Championship, Featuring New World No. 1 Nelly Korda, Fan-Favorites and Major Champions


Now in its Second Year, Pelican Women’s Championship to Welcome Fans for the First Time


BELLEAIR, Fla., Nov. 9, 2021 – The tournament field for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James was finalized on Monday following the Monday Qualifier at TPC Tampa Bay, where Lauren Coughlin (3-under-par 68) and Isi Gabsa (2-undar-par 69) captured the top two spots to gain entry into the championship, taking place Nov. 11-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.


Following the conclusion of the Monday Qualifier, tournament officials announced the final two sponsor exemptions – LPGA Tour winner and Solheim Cup veteran Christina Kim and amateur Maisie Filler, a sophomore at the University of Florida and a member of the Florida Gators women’s golf team. Filler was the low amateur in the Monday Qualifier with an even-par 71.


Taking place Nov. 11-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., 108 of the game’s top women professional golfers will converge upon Tampa Bay to compete in the 72-hole championship for a share of the $1.75 million purse. GOLF Channel will televise all four days of coverage Thursday-Sunday.


The field features 10 of the top-15 ranked players in the world according to the Nov. 8 Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, including new World No. 1 Nelly Korda, Jin Young Ko (2), Sei Young Kim (4, defending champion), Lydia Ko (5) Yuka Saso (6), Nasa Hataoka (8), Brooke Henderson (10), Danielle Kang (11), Patty Tavatanakit (12) and Lexi Thompson (13). Nineteen of the 24 players who competed in the recent Solheim Cup in early September are entered in the field, including all 12 members of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.


Tampa Bay area residents Brittany Altomare, Brittany Lincicome and Elizabeth Szokol are also entered into the field, as well as Bradenton native, Jessica Korda, joining her sister, Nelly.


The Pelican Women’s Championship made its debut in 2020 without spectators and will welcome fans to Pelican Golf Club for the first time. Sei Young Kim captured the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship in 2020 by three strokes at 14-under par, her 12th victory on the LPGA Tour.


Tickets are on sale for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship exclusively online at www.PelicanLPGA.com. A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, military members (active, reserve, retired and veterans) will gain free access to the tournament grounds all week. Children under the age of 18 gain free admittance with a paid adult.


For more information on the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, follow the tournament’s social media handles, including @PelicanLPGA on Twitter, @PelicanLPGAon Instagram and Pelican Women's Championship on Facebook.