Futures Tour releases 2011 schedule

The LPGA Futures Tour, the developmental tour for the LPGA, has announced its tournament schedule for 2011. The schedule features 16 tournaments – one fewer than in 2010.

“We are still pursuing possible tournaments to add to the 2011 schedule and we expect to provide an update in January,” said Zayra F. Calderon, CEO of the LPGA Futures Tour.

The LPGA has not yet released its schedule for 2011.

The Futures Tour will stop in 13 states, with two new events in Michigan and Georgia. The Michigan event will be played at the Island Resort & Casino’s Sweetgrass Golf Club, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Harris, Mich. Sweetgrass appeared on the 2010 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses List.

The tour also will return to Mexico for the second Riviera Nayarit Challenge in Nuevo Vallarta.

For the sixth year, the season will conclude in September at the Price Chopper Tour Championship in Albany, N.Y. The top 10 players on the Futures Tour money list after that event will be awarded LPGA membership.

– Information from the Futures Tour was used in this report.


2011 LPGA Futures Tour Schedule

Florida’s Natural Charity Classic; March 21-27; Lake Region Yacht and Country Club, Winter Haven, Fla.

Daytona Beach Invitational; March 28-April 3; LPGA International (Champions Course), Daytona Beach, Fla.

Riviera Nayarit Challenge; April 4-10; El Tigre Golf & Country Club, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit-México

Symetra Classic; April 25-May 1; The Dominion Country Club, San Antonio, Texas

Kansas City Championship; May 9-15; Leawood South Country Club, Leawood, Kan.

Ladies Titan Tire Challenge; May 30-June 5; Hunters Ridge Golf Course, Marion, Iowa

Teva Championship; June 6-12; The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio

Tate & Lyle Players Championship; June 13-19; Hickory Point Golf Club, Decatur, Ill.

Island Resort Championship; June 20-26; Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris, Mich.

ING New England Golf Classic; July 11-17; Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield, Conn.

The International at Concord; July 18-24; Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Concord, N.H.

Alliance Bank Golf Classic; July 25-July 31; Drumlins Country Club (East Course), Syracuse, N.Y.

Pennsylvania Classic; Aug. 1-7; Felicita Mountain Resort & Spa, Harrisburg, Pa.

Richmond Golf Classic; Aug. 8-14; Richmond Country Club, Richmond, Va.

Vidalia Championship; Aug. 22-28; Hawk’s Point Golf Club, Vidalia, Ga.

Price Chopper Tour Championship, Sept. 5-11, Capital Hills at Albany, Albany, N.Y.

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