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Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida – The Mission Inn Resort & Club will host the Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship from May 27–29. This marks the third annual stop in Lake County for the Epson Tour, the official qualifying Tour for the LPGA Tour.

The Epson Tour, previously the Symetra Tour, is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 42nd competitive season in 2022. The support of its umbrella partner Epson, the Tour’s mission is to LPGA Tour.

The Beucher family and Mission Inn Resort & Club have been supporting the game of golf for more than 40 years as founders of the Florida Junior Golf Association. Their enthusiasm to help young people reach their maximum potential in golf has inspired them to support and host the LPGA’s Epson Tour. Attending the Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship is free of charge and they will offer a VIP Tent where fans will have access to an open bar and all you can eat meal options for a special price.

Mission Inn Resort is known for being “Real Florida, Real Close” with its gorgeous outdoor landscape and close proximity to Orlando. The resort offers two championship 18-hole golf courses, restaurants, a tennis facility, Spa Marbella, and other recreational activities, providing the perfect location for a relaxed vacation, buddy golf trip, a dream wedding, or corporate meet & retreat.

“Having participated in maybe 15 of these events, there is no better venue in my opinion for the Epson Tour,” said Dan Kuhn, the Vice President of Business Development at Inova — the title sponsor. “Mission Inn is true resort quality, with two great courses and wonderful amenities. We look forward to a fabulous tournament.”

PLAYERS

There are several golfers who are fighting for a spot at the top on the money list heading into their appearance here in Central Florida. This tournament could very well be a turning point in this race as players face both stiff competition and a golf course that will test their stamina and patience over the entire 54 holes.

A number of this year’s participants have been making their presence felt as they continue to maintain their high level of success playing against some of the finest young female golfers in the world. These are the top five money makers on this year’s tour who are slated to play next weekend.

POS PLAYER COUNTRY EARNINGS

  1. KUM-KANG PARK (KOR) $42,438
  2. ANDREA LEE (USA) $39,890
  3. LUCY LI (USA) $37,906
  4. DOTTIE ARDINA (PHL) $37,809
  5. LINNEA STROM (SWE) $37,207

COURSE

Surrounded by an abundance of natural Florida beauty, the El Campeón 18-hole championship course was designed by Chicago-based course architect, George O’Neil and built in 1917 – with further enhancements in 1926 by Charles E. Clarkeof Troon, Scotland.

El Campeón is one of the South’s oldest golf courses and blends unusual Central Florida elevation changes of more than 85 feet with features of traditional golf design, including spectacular rolling fairways and undulating greens.

Built in 1917, El Campeon at Mission Inn Resort & Club stands as one of the South’s oldest courses. The sloping hills of the central highlands provide golf the course with more than 85 feet in elevation changes, which were deftly utilized in the rolling fairways and undulating greens.

The layout also features more traditional aspects of golf design, giving it a diversity and versatility that appeals to a wide range of skill levels and tastes. Several lakes and numerous mature trees including palms, firs, and oaks provide both challenges and scenery. The signature hole is the penultimate par 5. This lengthy, double dogleg features more obstacles than some entire golf courses.

TICKETS

Mission Inn Resort & Club will host Epson Tour players from over 40 countries. Attending the Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship is FREE. To reserve your FREE tickets for the Inova Mission Inn Resort & Club Championship, go to www.missioninnchampionship.com/spectators

https://www.epsontour.com/tournaments/mission-inn-resort-and-club-championship/overview

Bill Sangster
Bill Sangster
A regular contributor to NewEngland.Golf, eSouthernGolf, Bill is a member of Golf Travel Writers of America. He is a life-long golf aficionado and former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Cape Cod in 1974, where he raised a family and worked for 23 years as a teacher/administrator with the Sandwich Public Schools, enjoying golf at Paul Harney’s Golf Course, White Cliffs Country Club and Sandwich Hollows Country Club. In 2019, Bill moved to The Villages community in Florida where his addiction and love of of the game continues. Bill can be reached via email.
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