Junior-to-be Kaitlyn Wampler will be participating in the Tate & Lyle Players Championship from June 17-20.
June 17, 2010
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Juniors-to-be Samantha Sloan and Kaitlyn Wampler will be playing in the Tate & Lyle Players Championship from June 17-20 at the par-70 6,219-yard Hickory Point golf course in Decatur, Ill. The Tate & Lyle Players Championship is the longest running tournament, and the only major championship, on the Duramed FUTURES tour. The Duramed FUTURES Tour, the LPGA's developmental tour, enters its 30th competitive season in 2010.
Both Sloan and Wampler gained entrance into the prestigious tournament by placing one-two at the qualifying tournament, held at the same course on June 14th. Sloan shot an two-over par 72 to finish first, while Wampler recorded a runner-up finish with a four-over par 74.
Wampler is scheduled to start play at 8:20 a.m., while fellow Illini Sloan tees off at 1:40 p.m. Wampler is paired with Esther Choe of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Whitney Wade of Glasgow, Ky. Sloan will be playing with Michaela Cavener of Ponca City, Okla., and Salimah Mussani of Burlington, Ontario. There will be 18 holes played each of the four days.
"Both Sammi and Kaitlyn are looking forward to playing in the premier event on the Duramed Futures Tour," head coach Renee Slone said. "This will be a wonderful opportunity for them to test their games in a professional event boasting a field of many top collegiate players from recent years, international players and LPGA Tour players. The experiences they gain in this tournament will serve them well in the coming college season."
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