Manulife LPGA Classic Offering A Spot For Amateur Golfer

Caroline Masson wins the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic (Photo: Manulife LPGA Classic)

If you are a Canadian female amateur golfer of high skill and always wanted to compete in an LPGA event, your opportunity has come.

The Manulife LPGA Classic is once again offering up a spot in their tournament, which will be played this year from June 8 – 11, 2017 at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario.

The application period has just opened for the Manulife Ladies Classic Award, which will see one Canadian female amateur with a handicap factor of 2 or better play alongside the world’s best players.

“The Manulife LPGA Classic is one of only two LPGA tour stops in Canada, so the more Canadian golfers we have participating, the better,” said Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, Manulife Canada. “We are looking for a standout amateur golfer who demonstrates consistently high-performance in the sport, and an individual who sets a positive example of active, healthy living and community engagement.”

To apply, eligible golfers must complete the online application and submit a short video demonstrating their passion, including thoughts on why they should receive an opportunity to compete. The deadline for applications is May 11, 2017.

In 2016 Thornhill’s Selena Costabile received the award and had the opportunity to compete. The experience helped her to recently win a professional event in Florida, while still competing as an amateur.

The spot in the field came from the effort by Manulife and tournament owner Sports Properties International working with the LPGA to increase their tournament field by six players to have more space for Canadians.

“It’s great to work with partners like Manulife who bring new ideas to the table and care about making a difference in an amateur golfer’s career,” said John Gaskin, Manulife LPGA Classic Tournament Director, Bruno Event Team. “It’s rare to see this kind of opportunity offered on the tour and we’re excited to see who will be joining us and the world’s best in just a few short weeks.”

For full contest details and eligibility, visit http://www.manulifeclassic.ca/classic-award.php.