Brook-Lea Country Club this week will host the Symetra Tour—the official qualifying tour for the LPGA—from July 20-23 with the third annual Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic. The event is the 14th tournament of the season.
The Symetra Tour is 72 holes and starts at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. There will be a cut to the low 60 and ties following second-round play Friday, officials said. There are 144 golfers from the U.S. and 30 other countries who will compete for $150,000 total tournament purse. The winner will earn $22,500.
The Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic started in 2015 when the longtime LPGA Tour stop here, which had been around since 1977, moved out of town. Annie Park won the inaugural tournament. Last year, Clariss Guce won.
The event is named in honor of the late Danielle Downey of Spencerport, who died in a car crash in 2014. Downey is widely regarded as one of the finest golfer to ever come out of the area. For more on the event see Scott Pitoniak’s column.
This year marks the 41st year of women’s golf in Rochester.
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