The tenth playing of The Ascendant LPGA Volunteers of America will take place at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas. The competition will mark its ten-year milestone with one of the most competitive fields in its long and illustrious history.
LPGA Volunteers of America’s 10-year history:
The North Texas LPGA Shootout was the first competition for this tournament, which took place for the first time in April 2013. With a score of 13 under par, Inbee Park earned the title of the tournament’s first winner. Carlota Ciganda of Spain finished in second place, just one shot behind Park. In 2015, Park would repeat his victory, this time shooting a better minus-15.
Since then, Korean players have exerted overwhelming control over the competition. Sung Hyun Park (-11), Jenny Shin (-14), and Jin Young Ko (-16), along with Park, have combined for five victories.
All about & How to watch LPGA Volunteers of America:
- Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022- Sunday, October 2, 2022
- Place: Old American Golf Club, Texas
- Live Broadcast: Golf Channel
Defending champion in LPGA Volunteers of America:
Rolex Rankings the World No. 1 and defending champion Jin Young Ko will not be participating in this year’s competition, even though his residence is located only 15 minutes away in Frisco, Texas. Since the CP Women’s Open, Ko has not competed since she is still recovering from an injury she described as an overworked wrist. Ko won the 2021 tournament after shooting an opening round score of 63, which was eight under par, tying the record for the highest score in a single round.
The competition will nonetheless include a great deal of quality even if it misses the world’s best player, Ko. There will be competition from six of the world’s best players, including Nelly Korda (ranked #2), Atthaya Thitikul (ranked #3), Lydia Ko (ranked #5), Brooke Henderson (ranked #6), Lexi Thompson (ranked #8), and Nasa Hataoka (ranked #10). (10).
Cheyenne Knight and Angela Stanford will have a bit more bounce as they travel the five hours from the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G to The Colony, Texas. This forthcoming tournament will mark a return to familiar territory for both Knight, born and raised in Aledo, and Stanford, born and raised in Fort Worth.
Both parties can anticipate visiting family and friends and having the opportunity to play some challenging golf. At the Old American Golf Club, both Knight and Stanford have had success, with Knight taking the title in 2019 and Stanford the title in 2020. Brittany Knight of the United States shot a tournament record of -18 to win the competition by a two-stroke margin over her compatriot Brittany Altomare.
The old American celebrates its fifth anniversary this year:
Since 2018, the Old American Golf Club has been the home of this tournament, which is the first and only elite professional competition to be staged at the course. The club was established in 2010, and Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, were responsible for its design.
New name, Bigger purse:
Ascendant National Title, a Cypress Ascendant Company, and the Volunteers of America have partnered to become the event’s co-title sponsors beginning in 2022. It was announced on August 17 by the LPGA Tour and Outlyr. The new agreement results in an increased prize pool of $1.7 million, an increase of $200,000 above the previous amount, and improved onsite experiences for participants throughout the week.
LPGA Volunteers of America Pick and Prediction:
This coming weekend, we are considering taking a chance on Atthaya Thitikul. She is in fantastic shape as she heads into the competition, and there is unquestionable value in competing against the favorite in Texas.