Five Mexican contenders will play as locals, and the tournament will see the return of last year’s winner Cindy LaCrosse. Sophia Sheridan from Guadalajara and Lili Alvarez from Durango are currently in the 28 and 62 places respectively, and will head the group of national players, which also includes Pamela Ontiveros, Marcela Leon and Tanya Dergal.
The Riviera Nayarit Classic will offer over 125,000 USD in prizes for professional golfers who seek to gain a ticket to the LPGA Tour, and the earnings from this tournament will be destined to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation.
El Tigre Golf & Country Club is the only course outside the United States that has hosted this tour, which is considered an entry to the LPGA, and this year once again has six Mexican contenders.
The strong support that our destination is receiving through events like the Riviera Nayarit Classic of the LPGA’s Futures Tour promoted by the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) guarantees to attract not only competitors, but also to generate an important media exposure when different networks cover the events.
According to the organizers, professional golfers will begin arriving to Mexico on April 4 to attend the Pro-Am on the 6th and 7th. This tournament is open to the public and offers the opportunity for fans to play as a team together with any of the professionals, and to win attractive prizes.
The Riviera Nayarit Classic will begin on April 8th and final round will be played on the 10th. The Mexican contenders have been working hard and will try to become champions in their own land.