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Epson Tour announces 2022 schedule, setting multiple purse records

February 08, 2022

Fatima Cano is the first representative of the Epson Ambassador Program, which is helping players make the transition from the developmental tour to the LPGA>

Stacy Revere

With the new year came a new title sponsor for the LPGA developmental tour. Epson has replaced Symetra, and on Tuesday, officials released the tour’s 2022 schedule, making good on a promise of significant purse increases throughout the season.

A total of 21 events are on the new schedule, and not one event has a purse lower than $200,000. The average purse size is $210,000, exceeding the previous highest average purse of $194,000. Players are competing for a total of $4.41 million over the course of the season, bettering the past record for highest season purse total of $4 million.

Perhaps the best example of the financial improvements on the developmental tour comes in the biggest winner’s check being offered in 2022. The French Lick Resort Charity Championship has the largest overall purse and will pay out to the winner $50,000. To put that in perspective, in 2013 the No. 1 player on the qualifying tour made $47,283 over the course of the entire season. Players are in a better financial position than they’ve ever been to compete and fund their dream of making it to the LPGA Tour.

The season wraps up at the Epson Tour Championship, to be played at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Oct. 6-9. At the end of that tournament, the top 10 players on the money list will get LPGA Tour cards for the 2023 season. Those 10 players will also get a $10,000 sponsorship from Epson and the Epson logo on their sleeve for the next year as part of the Epson Tour Ambassador Program. The money is to help ease players’ transition to the LPGA Tour. A few players from the 2021 graduating class were also given the $10,000 sponsorship.

“Somebody like me, I'm new to the tour. There's many expenses, everything is new, and for them to support me not just through the Epson Tour but also on to the next level, that's just huge," said Fatima Cano, Epson Tour graduate and the Epson Tour Ambassador Program’s first representative. 

2022 Epson Tour schedule

Florida’s Natural Charity Classic

Country Club of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla.

March 4-6

$200,000

Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic

Longbow Golf Club, Mesa, Arizona

March 17-20

$200,000

IOA Championship pres. by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Champions Course), Beaumont, Calif.

March 25-27

$200,000

Casino Del Sol Golf Classic

Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson

March 31-April 3

$200,000

Copper Rock Championship

Copper Rock Golf Course, Hurricane, Utah

April 21-23

$200,000

Garden City Charity Classic

Buffalo Dunes Golf Club, Garden City, Kan.

April 29-May 1

$200,000

IOA Golf Classic pres. by RP Funding

Alaqua Country Club, Longwood, Fla.

May 20-22

$200,000

Inova Mission Inn Championship

Mission Inn Resort (El Campeon), Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida

May 27-29

$200,000

Carolina Golf Classic pres. by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C.

Kinston Country Club, Kinston, N.C.

June 8-12

$200,000

Ann Arbor’s Road to the LPGA powered by the A2 Sports Commission

Travis Pointe Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.

June 16-18

$200,000

Island Resort Championship

Sweetgrass Golf Club, Harris, Mich.

June 24-26

$225,000

Twin Bridges Championship

Pinehaven Country Club, Guilderland, N.Y.

July 8-10

$200,000

FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship

Battle Creek Country Club, Battle Creek, Mich,

July 29-31

$200,000

French Lick Resort Charity Championship

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind.

Aug. 4-7

$335,000

Four Winds Invitational

South Bend Country Club, South Bend, Ind.

Aug. 12-14

$200,000

Circling Raven Championship

Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, Idaho

Aug. 26-28

$200,000

Wildhorse Ladies Classic

Wildhorse Golf Course, Pendleton, Ore.

Sept. 2-4

$200,000

Guardian Championship

RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Senator Course), Prattville, Ala.

Sept. 16-18

$200,000

Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout

Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Ark.

Sept. 23-25

$225,000

Name TBA

Ol’ Colony Golf Course, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Sept. 29-Oct. 2

$200,000

Epson Tour Championship

LPGA International (Jones Course), Daytona Beach, Fla.

Oct. 6-9

$250,000