Florida’s premier meeting and golf destination, the Mission Inn Resort & Club announced that it will host a new Symetra Tour event October 11-17, 2020. The magnificent Howey-in-the-Hills resort will be the site for the Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship presented by Insurance Office of America(IOA).
“Working with the Mission Inn and Symetra Tour during these unique times to provide a new event has not only been exciting for them, but also for the IOA family,” said IOA Chairman Heath Ritenour. “Providing these talented young ladies with more opportunities to pursue their dreams is what allows the IOA values and brand to be even more relatable to our customers, especially in a year full of challenges and uncertainty. We are thrilled to help make this tournament a reality.”
A full field of competitors will battle for a purse of $125,000 on the historic El Campeon golf course. The ladies are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The winner’s share for the event is $18,750.
“On behalf of our colleagues at VISITLakeFlorida and the Mission Inn Resort & Club we are thrilled to welcome the inaugural championship to Howey-in-the-Hills and Lake County,” said Jason Siegel, President and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “We look forward to working with our partners and the LPGA to deliver a tremendous event experience for the Symetra Tour players who are the future stars of women’s professional golf.”
Included in the team of sponsors who are providing another opportunity for the “Road to the LPGA” players, Keiser University College of Golf joins as an Official Sponsor of the Mission Inn Championship presented by IOA.
Mission Inn Resort & Club has welcomed more than 20 NCAA Championships to its two outstanding golf courses, as well as numerous U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers. The Championship will mark the first LPGA Tour family event contested on the George O’Neil 1917 designed track, El Campeon, that celebrates 103 years of golf history.
“The Lake County community is proud and excited to host the 2020 Symetra Tour,” said Tim Sullivan, Lake County Commissioner. “We welcome the athletes, staff, and officials to enjoy all that “Real Florida, Real Close” has to offer in addition to the great competition.
Conveniently located less than an hour from the theme parks of Orlando, the Mission Inn Resort & Club offers a superior escape for a spectacular golf vacation, a dream wedding, a romantic couples getaway, or your next corporate event. Along with two championship courses, guests can enjoy the fabulous Marbella Spa, a myriad of well-appointed accommodations, outstanding dining at four beautiful restaurants, the natural beauty along the hiking paths, tennis, pool, bass fishing and trap/skeet shooting. There are countless ways to enjoy the southern hospitality of the 1100-acre sprawling resort. Visit MissionInnResort.com.