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The Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge, Symetra Tour at Willow Run

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09/01/2015

All week (September 1-6), the Symetra Tour will be in Sioux Falls, SD and they’ll be making history in a few different ways.

The Symetra Tour is the LPGA Tour’s development tour, equivalent to the PGA Tour’s Web.com Tour (formerly Nationwide) and baseball’s AAA system. The women competing on this Tour are tomorrow’s LPGA stars.

Now for the history part. History will be made as the event will mark the largest professional golf tournament ever hosted in the city of Sioux Falls. This event specifically– The Sioux Falls GreatLife Challenge — will be presenting the biggest purse in the Tour’s history at $210,000 with the winner receiving north of $30,000 alone.

This is the ultimate cash grab for ladies golfers throughout the world fighting for LPGA Tour cards. Global golf talent will congregate in South Dakota.

The four day tournament will start official play on the morning of Thursday, September 3rd, with the week being highlighted by practice rounds, driving range clinics and a Pro-Am.

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The tournament will boast a full field of 144 golfers and a full 72 hole event. The event will be led by many of the Tour’s money leaders including the top-30 of the money list as well as a strong contingent of players who played on the LPGA Tour last week.

Players on the Tour have been boasting about this event for months, as its the highlight of their season.

“I’ve got my eye on the Sioux Falls event,” said Maude-Aimee Leblanc, a few weeks back on the Symetra Tour.

This has been touted throughout the season as being the event that can make the biggest impact on the season long money list, where the top-10 finishers are granted 2016 LPGA Tour cards. The significance of an event where the top-4 finishers all cash checks for more than $10,000 has not gone unnoticed by these girls.

South Dakota, come out and watch these girls. After all, this was where South Dakotan Kim Kaufman honed her professional game before taking it to the LPGA Tour.

So come on out South Dakota and support these LPGA Tour dream chasers at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge!

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Troy Klongerbo (674 Posts)

Troy Klongerbo is the Editor-in-chief for USGolfTV. A graduate of the University of Sioux Falls, he has 4 years of collegiate golf under his belt along with playing amateur events across the Midwest region. From Duluth, MN, he now makes his home in Sioux Falls, SD and catches every glimpse of golf he can get his eyes on.


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