The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America Continues Event Partnership with Northern Texas PGA Foundation
FRISCO, TX – The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America – the longest running LPGA Tour event in the state of Texas – is continuing its partnership with the Northern Texas PGA Foundation. Youth female golfers can compete for the opportunity to play with the pros this October by qualifying and participating in The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America Girls Championship.
The Northern Texas PGA Foundation will conduct the Girls Championship Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 7, 2023, at Golf Clubs at The Tribute. Tribute Golf Links will play host for rounds one and two, and Friday’s final round will take place at Old American Golf Club. The champion of this event will earn an exemption into the LPGA Tour’s The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America on October 5-8 at Golf Clubs at The Tribute.
Qualifying opportunities into The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America Girls Championship will be available at select All American Tour events hosted by the Northern Texas PGA, select Prestige Tour events hosted by the Southern Texas PGA and select championships hosted by the Legends Junior Tour.
Last year’s Girls Championship resulted in Yunxuan (Michelle) Zhang, now a freshman on the Southern Methodist University’s women’s golf team, winning the exemption and fulfilling a lifelong dream by playing in an LPGA Tour tournament.
“We are extremely proud to be going into the fourth year of our partnership with The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America,” said Mark Harrison, Executive Director / CEO of the Northern Texas PGA. “To be able to continue providing a junior golfer a chance to compete at the highest level in professional golf creates excitement and helps grow the game. We look forward to providing our players with these tremendous experiences for countless years to come.”
In addition to awarding an LPGA Tour exemption, the partnership between The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America and the Northern Texas PGA Foundation will further impact the community by providing a junior golf clinic, a High School Girls Golf Clinic, and a Veterans Clinic during championship week. Also, the Northern Texas PGA Foundation will award a $5,000 The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America College Scholarship to a deserving female junior golfer.
For the team at The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of LPGA Tour players and expand its community outreach is something that fits right into the tournament’s mission.
“A focus of our Championship is to grow the game and inspire the next generation of golfers in Texas,” said Vice President of Outlyr, James Clark. “The partnership with the Northern Texas PGA Foundation allows us to positively impact lives in our community and create future champions right here in our backyard.”
About The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America
The #Ascendant LPGA sits just north of Dallas as the longest running Official LPGA Tour event in Texas with players vying for a $1,800,000 purse. Our tournament mission is to be the premiere event in North Texas, serve as champions of Volunteers of America’s message and create an atmosphere that is fun for the entire family.
- October 2 – October 8, 2023 at Golf Clubs at The Tribute
- $1.8 Million Purse
- The World’s best female golfers – cut after 36 holes to top 65 and ties
- Live on the Golf Channel (Thursday – Sunday)
About Golf Clubs at The Tribute
Each course set on this remote peninsula inside The Tribute community was specifically designed to take you back in time to experience the game of golf in its purest form. Old American Golf Club, designed by PGA Tour Winner Justin Leonard and Golf Course Architect Tripp Davis, pays homage to the "Golden Age" of golf course architecture in America, while Tribute Golf Links also designed by Tripp Davis, allows you to immerse yourself in a true links-style course paying homage to the most famous holes in Scotland. To learn more about the Golf Clubs at The Tribute or its courses, visit www.golfclubsatthetribute.com.
About the Northern Texas PGA
The Northern Texas PGA is one of 41 Sections of the PGA of America and has 900 hundred PGA Members and Associates employed at more than 300 facilities. The Northern Texas PGA headquarters are located on the PGA Frisco campus and feature state-of-the-art office space, a growth of the game pavilion and a golf park designed for junior golfers.
In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Section, the Northern Texas PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable foundation that focuses on five pillars: junior golf, college scholarships, inclusion, internships and military & veterans. The mission of the Northern Texas PGA is serving PGA members and growing the game.