March/April 2018

Allison Emrey 2018 LPGA Tour - Rookie Year, 2018 Symetra Tour 4 Comments

I’m very excited to be back on tour. My break was great and I feel ready to compete again. I’m also excited to spend time with my friends, meet the new players on tour, and see our wonderful host families again. As I said last year, it is nice to know what to expect and to return to familiar places.

The start of the season on Symetra is a bit different than the last few years. Last year we had six tournaments under our belt before May and this year we have one event in March and one in April. We will still have a total of 20 events before the Tour Championship in the beginning of October.

I am not sure yet in which LPGA tournaments I will compete. I have my eye on a few LPGA tournaments that might open up for me, but I don’t yet know which ones I will qualify for.

The Country Club of Winter Haven

This week I’m back in Winter Haven, Florida and the first week in April, we will once again be at the beautiful Southern California. Both courses are ones I have played before and I’m hoping for good weather (It has been a cold and rainy time at home lately.)

Thank you for following and encouraging me on this journey, I’m looking forward to a great year!

Thank you @flightscope for helping me prepare for the 2018 season. Ready to get started next week. @road2lpga @lpga_tour #flightscope

Symetra Tour’s news : Top Storylines for 2018
Named as one of the top five returning players to watch this year.

A mention in a Feb 2018 Charlotte Observer article on the new Symetra event scheduled in May.

The highlight of this month was playing in my FIRST LPGA event! (see more details below)

Thank you @lottechampionship for hosting a great event in Hawaii. Happy to have made the cut in my first @lpga_tour tournament. Looking forward to the rest of the season #rookie2018



March 16-18 at The Country Club of Winter Haven, Florida
3 days     132 players (cut to the top 60 and ties after the 2nd day of play)
54 holes     72 par     6,221 yards    Purse $125,000


Tee Times: Day One      9:21 AM EDT  Tee 10
Group 14 with Rachel Rohanna (Waynesburg, PA) and Shannon Fish (Spring, TX)

Day Two:      2:01 PM EDT  Tee 1  same pairing


Thank you @floridasnaturals for hosting a great first event on @road2lpga. It was not the start I was hoping for, but, I was excited to get the season underway.

My host family noticed that I was featured on their admission ticket!  That was so unexpected!

Other than the chilly mornings, we had perfect golf weather this week! During a practice round, this guy was resting on the course.  Symetra’s staff posted this photo on Facebook and encouraged captions – there were several funny captions submitted.


April 6-8 at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, CA
3 days     144 players (cut to the top 60 and ties after the 2nd day of play)
54 holes     72 par    6,527 yards    Purse $100,000

Tee Times
Day One:      7:31 AM PDT     Tee 10
Group 4  with Pajaree Anannarukarn (Thailand) and Alex Milan (Tampa, FL)

Day Two:    12:21 PM PDT    Tee 1    Group 27   (same pairing)


The LPGA !!

April 11-14 at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapoli, Oahu, Hawaii
4 days    144 players (cut to the top 70 and ties after the 2nd day of play)
72 holes    72 par     6,419 yards   Purse: $2,000,000

Tee Times:
Day One      1:23 PM HST  (7:23 PM EDT)  Tee 1
Group 41  Paula Reto Bloemfontein (South Africa) and Celine Boutier (France)

Day Two:    8:28 AM HST  (2:28 PM EDT)  Tee 10   (same pairings)

Made the cut!  One under and tied for 18th!

Day Three:    11:05 AM HST  (5:05 PM EDT)  Tee 1
Group 26 with Angel Yin (Arcadia, CA)

Day Four:    7:14 AM HST  (1:14 PM EDT)  Tee 1
with Katelyn  Dambaugh and Lee Lopez


So excited to be in Hawaii for my first @lpga_tour event of the year.


Thanks for the mention!


Comments 4

  1. Martha

    What a great week for your debut in the LPGA! You played great golf, you handled the pressure and the tough conditions like the pro you are, and you created some great memories for yourself and your fans. (You had some people watching golf on TV for the first time!)
    Congratulations on making the cut and earning your first CME Globe points! Looking forward to your next event!

  2. Betty McBroom

    It was an exciting weekend for me (of course your weekend was more exciting). I bragged about you at the bridge club Thursday when I realized you were playing again Fri & Sat. Told my family all about you. Wrangled the tv remote from my hubby so that we could watch. I’m hooked. Looking forward your successes throughout the rest of this season. Go, Allison, go! Betty

  3. Susan

    You’re living your dream ~ your first LPGA tournament and you made the cut! I couldn’t be more proud of you! I’m excited to follow you through the rest of the season. Go Allison!

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