LJT Events to Offer VOA Exemptions
The Volunteers of America Classic, the only LPGA Tour event in Texas, will continue its partnership with the Northern Texas PGA Foundation for the third year in a row. Youth female golfers can compete for the opportunity to play with the pros next September by participating in the Volunteers of America Classic Girls Championship.
The Northern Texas PGA Foundation will conduct the Volunteers of America Classic Girls Championship Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Tribute Golf Links will play host for rounds one and two, and Wednesday’s final round will take place on Old American Golf Club.
Exemption opportunities into the Volunteers of America Classic Girls Championship will begin in January 2022. Youth female golfers can compete in select All American Tour events hosted by the Northern Texas PGA, select Prestige Tour events hosted by the Southern Texas PGA and select tournaments hosted by the Legends Junior Tour.
Last year’s Volunteers of America Classic Girls Championship resulted in Avery Zweig of McKinney, ranked number one for the class of 2025, winning the exemption and playing in the 2021 LPGA Tour Volunteers of America Classic. A second exemption was also granted to Farah O’Keefe of Austin, class of 2023, who also made her LPGA debut last summer. O’Keefe made the cut and finished T56. Zweig finished 36-holes at +3 and missed the cut on the number.
In addition to awarding an LPGA Tour exemption, the partnership between the Volunteers of America Classic and the Northern Texas PGA Foundation will impact the community by providing a junior golf clinic, a PGA HOPE clinic for female veterans, and award a $5,000 college scholarship to a deserving female junior golfer.
For the team at the Volunteers of America Classic, the opportunity to help inspire the next generation of LPGA Tour players and expand its community outreach is something that fits right into the tournament’s mission.