Hurlston Hall has received an overwhelmingly positive response ahead of the Women’s Masters – the eighth of the 10-event OceanTee WPGA Series in 2022.
The club, in Hurlston, near Southport, will host 53 players who will take part in the inaugural event, including eight LET players, six LET Access players, 29 WPGA members, and nine amateurs.
Six of the LET participants are Rolex world-ranked players, while seven of the WPGA members have received Orders of Merit from England Golf.
Two-time major champion and Solheim Cup legend Alison Nicholas is in the field. Nicholas won the Women’s British Open in 1987 and added the US Women’s Open 10 years later. She played in six Solheim Cups, winning two, and captained Europe in 2009 and 2011, the latter in which she was victorious.
The amateur field comprises of 10-year-old Scout Wilson-Bonner, an 11 handicap playing out of Formby Ladies, and 14-year-old 16-handicapper Carys McDonough.
The total prize fund is £20,000 – £4,250 of which will go to the winner – meaning the Women’s Masters will offer the biggest purse and first prize for a single WPGA event in history, and 450 per cent more than the combined average of the 2022 Order of Merit events. The amateurs will be playing for their share of a £1,500, including £750 for highest finisher.
The Women’s Masters will also be the first carbon neutral zero emissions golf event.
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