CARLSBAD — The Kia Classic presented by J Golf announced an open pre-qualifying tournament at La Costa Resort and Spa on March 9, giving amateur female golfers the opportunity to play.
All amateur female golfers with a handicap of two or lower are eligible to compete in the pre-qualifier. Interested players must contact the tournament office at (760) 579-7365 by March 4 to register. There is a $50 fee to compete, and qualified applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
The players with the two lowest scores from the March 9 event will earn automatic entry into the official LPGA Monday qualifier March 22, normally reserved for LPGA members only. The top two players from the Monday qualifier on March 22 will earn entry into the 144-player field at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf, to be played March 25 through March 28.
The tournament will be held at La Costa Resort and Spa, as a full-field, 144-player event for the LPGA’s first 2010 event in the United States. Tickets are available at www.lpgalacosta.com or by calling (888) 733-5742.
For available volunteer opportunities, details on corporate sponsorship and the official Kia Classic Presented by J Golf Pro-Am, as well as all other tournament information, visit www.lpgalacosta.com or call tournament coordinator Danielle Genet in the tournament office at (760) 579-7365.
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