With a month to go, the field for the 2012 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open Golf Tournament is slowly taking shape, as there are 43 women — 34 amateurs and 9 professionals — entered in the 14th annual tournament, which will be played July 19-21 at Stonehenge Golf Club. The entry deadline is July 6.
As of June 5, the following have already joined the 144-player field — Robin Banner, Megan Beane, Alexis Bennett (pro), Lindsey Bergeon (pro), Ginny Brown (pro), Cori Burns, Sam Burrus, Clarissa Childs (pro), Riley Cooper, Debbie Durham, Mary Funk, Ashley Haggard, Meridith Hawkins, Anna Heim, Jennifer Kim, Allie Knight, Anne Mason, Sarah McFarlin, Lauren Mielbrecht (pro), Emily Miller, Kathlene Mitchell, Mary Alice Murphy, Margie Muzik, Nicole Page, Katie Parrott, Kelli Pemberton, Brittany Penny (pro), Kristin Price, Riley Mae Rennell, Alexa Brooke Rippy, Shelby Sain, Christina Lecuyer Salter (pro), Emily Stallings, Meghann Stamps, Suzanne Stanley, Amanda Steinhagen, Lauren Stratton, Shay Sullivan, Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, Lydia Triplett, Natalie Turk (pro), Ashleigh Whisenant, Emily Williams, Tyler Williams (pro) and Megan Williamson.
Andrea Cropper, Samantha Khan and Kayla Turner are on the waiting list/pending queue.
Childs and Lecuyer Salter were in a four-way for third place last season at even par 216, and were among the 60 players to make the cut for the final round. Eleven of the above 37 survived the cut in 2011.
Defending champion and Vanderbilt golfer Kendall Martindale is expected to be in the field.
The city of Crossville and the Tennessee Golf Association has announced a special incentive to this year’s tournament.
Spectators attending the final round will be eligible to enter an unbelievable vacation package drawing.
The vacation package includes the following:
•3 day/2 night stay at the Renaissance Resort in the World Golf Village (St. Augustine, FL),
• Round of golf for two on the Slammer and Squire Golf Course,
•Two tickets to the World Golf Hall of Fame and the IMAX Theater and,
•½ hour lesson for two at the PGA Tour Golf Academy.
Spectators much be present to win.
“This is a much anticipated event for our community, and we look forward each year to hosting some of the best women golfers from, not only Tennessee but in the country. It’s just one more reason why the city of Crossville is the Golf Capital of Tennessee. We are proud to partner with the TGA, the Fairfield Glade golf staff and the Glade community that helps make this event so special,” stated Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III.
The 2012 Women’s Open marks the fourth year the tournament has been at Fairfield Glade's Stonehenge Golf Club and the ninth straight year the city of Crossville has played host to this prestigious event.
For more information or to volunteer during the tournament, contact the Stonehenge golf staff at 484-3731. Don’t forget to visit tnwomensopen.com for up-to-date tournament details.