After a three-month hiatus from play, the LPGA announced their 2020 Symetra Tour will continue starting with a championship in Battle Creek, Michigan, in late July. Many of the original 2020 tour dates had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the revised tour will now feature new tournaments and rescheduled favorites such as the Insurance Office of America (IOA)-sponsored IOA Championship and IOA Golf Classic.
Held in Beaumont, California, the IOA Championship has been rescheduled to August 21-23. This is the eighth year of the event, and it will take place at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. Last year’s winner, Jillian Hollis, finished with a score of -4, taking home a $18,750 purse.
Specifications for the IOA Championship include:
- Format: 54 holes
- Par: 72
- Yardage: 6,527
- Purse: $150,000
IOA Golf Classic
One of the most anticipated stops on the tour is hosted in Florida: the IOA Golf Classic in Longwood. For its eighth year, Alaqua Country Club, home to IOA Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, is hosting the exciting leg of the Symetra Tour. Last year’s champion, Marta Sanz Barrio, was able to secure a finishing score of -13 and took home a $26,250 purse.
Specifications for the IOA Golf Classic include:
- Format: 54 holes
- Par: 71
- Yardage: 6,117
- Purse: $175,000
Full Symetra Tour Dates and Locations
As of now, winning purses are still being finalized, but players are expected to have a chance to compete for over $1.5 million. The Symetra Tour will award LPGA Tour Membership to those at the top of the Volvik Race. Unlike previous years, in which the number of available cards has been set at 10, there will only be five cards given out this year.
Below are all the updated dates and locations of the revised Symetra Tour schedule.
- July 24-26: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship at Battle Creek Country Club in Battle Creek, Michigan
- August 14-16: Founders Tribute at Longbow at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona
- August 21-23: IOA Championship Presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, California
- September 4-6: Four Winds Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana
- September 18-20: Guardian Championship at Capitol Hill Golf Club in Prattville, Alabama
- September 25-27: IOA Golf Classic at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Florida
- October 1-4: Symetra Classic at LPGA International, Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Florida
- October 28-31: Carolina Golf Classic at Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, North Carolina
- November 3-6: Symetra Tour Championship at River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina