For the first time in its history, the PGA Women's Championship of Canada will be presented on Quebec soil.
From Tuesday to Friday, Golf Château-Bromont will host the competition organized by Golf Québec and the PGA of Canada.
“More than anything, Golf Québec is very proud to take part in this new era of women's golf in the country with a partner like the PGA of Canada. The professionalism of the two entities will surely be beneficial for all the participants in this new championship,” said Golf Québec Competitions Director Eric Couture in a statement released Monday.
“The tournament has always showcased the talented women of our sport across the country and teaming up with Golf Quebec will not only enhance the tournament experience, but also ensure that the best players in the country are on place in competition,” said PGA of Canada CEO Kevin Thistle.
PGA of Canada member athletes, unaffiliated professionals and amateur golfers from across the country will have the opportunity to compete for the Lorie Kane Trophy. The winner will also be offered a bye for the Canadian leg of the LPGA, the CP Women's Open, as well as a bye on Team Canada for the PGA CUP.
A total of $100,000 in scholarships will also be awarded as part of this event. Golf enthusiasts who would like to attend the competition in Bromont will have free access to the course.