Major Champions and Fan-Favorites Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall and Hinako Shibuno Headline Latest Commitments in Star-Studded Field, Featuring 14 the Top-25 in the World
Several Local Texans to Compete at The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America
Tickets on Sale at AscendantLPGA.com
THE COLONY, Texas, Sept. 22, 2022 – Entries are now closed for next week’s The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America, with the tournament boasting the strongest field in its 10-year history. The 2022 edition of the championship features 14 of the top-25 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, major champions, past champions and a number of local Texans who will tee it up at Golf Clubs at The Tribute in The Colony, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
Headlining the latest commitments prior to entries closing on Wednesday include major champions and fan favorites Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall and Hinako Shibuno. Texas’ annual signature LPGA Tour event, The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America will feature a field of 132 players competing for a share of the newly expanded $1.7 million purse, contested at Old American Golf Club.
“This year’s tournament field will be the strongest in history, and we are honored to attract the world’s best professional golfers back to Texas and The Colony for The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America,” said Tournament Director Emily Podzielinski. “With the additions of Lexi, Georgia, Hinako and several Dallas-area players who recently committed, the tournament will be a can’t-miss event for our great golf fans.”
Headlining the field are 14 of the top-25 players in the world, including Nelly Korda (2), Lydia Ko (4), Brooke Henderson (5), Lexi Thompson (7), Nasa Hataoka (9), Jennifer Kupcho (11), Sei Young Kim (12), Jessica Korda (13), Celine Boutier (14), Hye-Jin Choi (18), Danielle Kang (20), Ayaka Furue (21), Xiyu Lin (24) and Ashleigh Buhai (25).
A number of local Texans also are entered into the tournament, including two of the three past champions: Angela Stanford (2020) and Cheyenne Knight (2019), along with several Dallas-area residents, including Boutier, Kristen Gillman, A Lim Kim, Brittany Lang, Mi Hyang Lee, Jeongeun Lee6, Gerina Mendoza, Stanford and Lindsey Weaver-Wright.
Three standout amateur golfers will compete in The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America as sponsor exemptions: Bailey Shoemaker, Yunxuan (Michelle) Zhang and Avery Zweig.
The final two spots will be determined on Monday via the Monday Qualifier at Old American Golf Club, along with the two top-10 finishers at this week’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G if not already eligible. For a complete list of current tournament entries, click HERE.
Last month, the LPGA Tour and Outlyr announced Ascendant National Title, a Cypress Ascendant Company, is teaming up with Volunteers of America in a new multi-year partnership to serve as co-title sponsors beginning in 2022. The announcement also included an overall purse increase for the 2022 event to $1.7 million, a $200,000 increase from the previous $1.5 million.
Tickets are on sale for The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America exclusively at AscendantLPGA.com. Ticket packages include hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. New for 2022 is the Casamigos Club hospitality viewing patio near the 17th green at Old American Golf Club, where fans will be able to enjoy complimentary snacks and specialty cocktails featuring Casamigos, the Official Tequila of The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America. All tickets will be digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out where they will be scanned at the main gate.
2022 Ticket Options: There are three ticket options for fans interested in attending The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America:
- Good-Any-One-Day Grounds:
- $20. General admission daily grounds. Valid any one day, Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
- Weekly Grounds:
- $45. General admission weekly grounds. Valid all days Thursday-Sunday.
- Casamigos Club:
- New for 2022, Casamigos Club offers VIP access to complimentary, upgraded snacks and specialty cocktails featuring Casamigos Tequila at an exclusive hospitality viewing deck located near the 17th
- Daily Casamigos Club: $125. Valid for one day, Thursday-Sunday.
- Weekly Casamigos Club: $400. Valid all four days, Thursday-Sunday.
All military (active, reserve, retired and veterans) and first responders will receive complimentary admission by showing proper identification at Admissions in exchange for a daily grounds pass. Children 17-and-under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
For more information on The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America, please visit AscendantLPGA.com and follow the tournament’s social handles @AscendantLPGA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.