The Sweetgrass Golf Club was pleased to welcome golfers, sponsors, volunteers and spectators to the LPGA Symetra Tour’s tenth Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass June 11-13, 2021. 144 players competed for the $200,000 purse and their chance to earn an automatic exemption into The Evian Championship in France as a part of the 2021 LPGA Major. As of 2019, the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass serves as the official United States qualifier for The Evian Championship. Tony Mancilla, the General Manager for Island Resort & Casino states,
“We are truly honored to be distinguished in this way and welcome some of the best players in the world to our venue for a chance to make it into a LPGA major. Each year our team has worked to improve the event and this offers a sort of reward for the diligence and time they have invested in the Island Resort Championship to make it one of the best stops on the Symetra Tour.”
Score: 69 – 63 – 67 = 199 (-17)
Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) attended Florida State University and concluded her career there with the third lowest stroke average (73.18) in school history. The 2021 Island Resort Championship was her first career win since she turned professional in May 2018.
Score: 69 – 71 – 65 – 0 = 205 (-11)
Iacobelli is a native of Melbourne, Florida and was inducted into the Florida Institute of Technology Hall of Fame in 2014. Entering the 2019 season with a total of 104 career starts with two wins and 20 top-10 performances since her rookie year in 2010.
68 – 70 – 69 – 0 = 207 (-9)
Entering her second year on the Symetra Tour, Liu has the goal of getting into the top-10, just like her good friend and fellow-China native Yu Liu, one of the 2017 Symetra Tour graduates.
66 – 69 = 135 (-9)
Emma Talley is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour. While playing as an amateur at the University of Alabama, she won the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur by defeating Yueer Cindy Feng in the 36-hole final match, 2 & 1.
70 – 71 – 69 – 0 = 210 (-6)
The Thailand native won the Symetra Tour Championship in October and ended her season by earning conditional LPGA Tour status for the 2016 season.
67 – 69 – 70 – 0 = 206 (-10)
Holmqvist first received international headlines in 2013 when what tournament officials believe was a redback spider, relative of the famed black widow, nipped her leg during a qualification round for the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club. Holmqvist swatted the spider away, used a golf tee to pierce her skin and squeeze out the venom, and finished her round.
69 – 74 – 72 – 0 = 215 (-1)
Aronsson started playing golf at the age of eight years old. When she is not on the course she enjoys hockey, soccer, tennis, snowboarding, running/working out, shopping, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
71 – 74 – 68 – 0 = 213 (-3)
Started playing golf at the age of four. Credits her dad as the individual that has had the most influence on her career. Hobbies include cooking, going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, attending other sporting events and everything Texas Tech.
73 – 66 – 70 – 0 = 209 (-7)
67 – 72 – 70 – 0 = 209 (-7)
Two-time Big Sky Player of the Year and All-Big Sky first-teamselection. Holds top two single-season scoring marks.