Natalie Gulbis, Sierra Brooks, Nathalie Filler and Gabi Ruffels have accepted sponsor invitations to compete in the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta, tournament organizers announced today.
Gulbis has been one of the most popular players in LPGA history among fans, sponsors and her fellow tour members. Her professional career, which began in 2001, included a breakthrough win at the Evian Masters and career winnings of nearly $5 million.
Brooks, a collegiate star at the University of Florida and a rookie sensation on the Symetra Tour, will play in her first LPGA event as a professional. A native of Orlando, Fla., Sierra had a stellar college career as an All-American at the University of Florida.
Ruffels, a senior at the Univ. of Southern California, is one of the top collegiate golfers in the country. She is a former U.S. Women’s Amateur and North & South Amateur champion and was also a 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur runner up.
Filler, a resident of Tampa, is an accomplished teaching professional and a Class A Member of the PGA of America. She most recently won the North Florida PGA Women’s Sectional Championship and will be competing in her first LPGA event.
“We’re thrilled to provide these four exciting golfers with playing opportunities and look forward to watching them showcase their skills against the best golfers in the world,” said Scott Reid, Executive Director of the Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta.
The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta will be held Nov. 16-22, 2020, at the newly imagined Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla. The inaugural tournament will feature 108 players competing for a share of the $1.5 million purse.
Please visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information about the tournament.
About the Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta
The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta is the LPGA’s annual tournament in the Tampa Bay region and features the world’s best female golfers competing over four rounds for a share of the $1.5 million purse. The tournament is contested at the newly-renovated Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched golf experience. The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging & Konica Minolta is operated by Eiger Marketing Group, a global marketing and event management agency. In addition to managing professional golf tournaments, Eiger also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue chip clients. Visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information.