Find out more about the LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship

by | Nov 6, 2021 | LPGA

For the first time in the season, Brittany Lincicome doesn’t have to worry about packing her bags for another tournament.

Lincicome of Seminole is one of the few Tampa Bay area golfers to have the benefit of sleeping in their own beds this coming weekend during the LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship, which begins Thursday in Belleair.

“It’s so great,” said Lincicome, 36. “I already cleared my suitcase from the last tournament, which never happens. … to put that away, to sleep in my own bed … it’s pretty great. “

Lincicome and Brittany Altomare and Elizabath Szokol, both from Tampa, are just a few minutes’ drive from the par-70, 6,268-yard course at Pelican Golf Club.

Everyone looks forward to presenting their “home course” to friends and family. Lincicome joked that she has about 50 people on her cell phone who want to take part in the tournament.

Last year’s tournament was played with a limited number of participants (around 500 people) due to the pandemic, so Szokol and the others are looking forward to the crowd’s return.

“I’m really looking forward to that,” said Szokol, 27. “I was just on the track (Wednesday) and all the grandstands are set up and everything is so different from last year. I hope we get a good turnout and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of fans this year. “

Here are a few things to expect from this year’s tournament:

Fans allowed for the first time

Sei Young Kim takes the microphone after winning the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair last November. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Players and broadcasters are happy to have spectators at the tournament for the first time. The outside noise will add some energy that was missing from the tournament last year.

“Players feed on this energy, the announcers feed on this energy, everyone feeds on this energy,” said NBC Golf Channel broadcaster Gary Koch. “It will be a completely different feeling.”

The tournament has no capacity limit, but expects around 50,000 spectators throughout the weekend. Those interested can buy tickets online at pelicanlpga.com. Standing tickets are available for every four days.

General tickets for Thursday and Friday are $ 29.29 (including fees and sales tax). Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available for $ 40.15 (fees and taxes included). Entrants to the entire tournament will also have the option to purchase a four-day package for USD 107.07 (including fees and taxes).

With its “Lightning Lounge” and “Champions Club” packages, the tournament also offers other inclusive packages with special amenities. These tickets start at $ 248.71 (fees and taxes included) and are available for daily purchase and weekend purchase.

Stiff competition with numbers 1 and 2 in the world

Caddy Dave Brooker and pro golfer Jin Young Ko watch the action on hole 2 during the first round of the Pelican Women's Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair last year.Caddy Dave Brooker and pro golfer Jin Young Ko watch the action on hole 2 during the first round of the Pelican Women’s Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair last year. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ]

The field of 104 (up from 108 last year) includes seven of the top 10 players, 10 of the top 15 and 50 of the top 100, according to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

The top 15 players in the field include world number 1, Jin Young Ko, Bradenton’s Nelly Korda (2), Sei Young Kim (4), 2020 winner, Yuka Saso (6), Lydia Ko (7), Nasa Hataoka (8), Brooke Henderson (10), Danielle Kang (11), Patty Tavatanakit (12) and Lexi Thompson (13).

Kim shot 14 under 266 last year to finish three strokes ahead of runner-up Ally McDonald, who is also returning. Stephanie Meadow, who finished third with five strokes behind Kim, is also in the field.

Tournament details

A flag will be seen at the Pelican Women's Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Saturday, November 21, 2020. A flag will be seen at the Pelican Women’s Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Saturday, November 21, 2020. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship

When: Thursday-Sunday

Where: Pelican Golf Club, Belleair

Wallet: $ 1.75 million

History: Sei Young Kim won the opening tournament last year.

TV: Broadcasts live on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the NBC Golf Channel. Live coverage on Saturday and Sunday will be on the NBC Sports app from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Golf Channel will broadcast the weekend rounds on tape delay from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: pelicanlpga.com/tickets

Tournament field

(listed alphabetically)

Marina Alex, Wayne, New Jersey

Brittany Altomare, Tampa

Pajaree Anannarukarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Aditi Ashok, Bangalore, India

Ana Delac, Portoroz, Slovenia

Celine Boutier, Montrouge, France

Nicole Broch Estrup, Hillerod, Denmark

Ashleigh Buhai, Johannesburg, South Africa

Matilda Castren, Helsinki, Finland

Tiffany Chan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ssu-Chia Cheng, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Chella Choi, Seoul, Republic of, Korea

In Gee Chun, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Cydney Clanton, Concord, NC

Jenny Coleman, Rolling Hill Estates, California.

Daniela Darquea, Quito, Ecuador

Perrine Delacour, Laon, France

Lindy Duncan, plantation

Austin Ernst, Seneca, SC

Jodi Ewart Shadoff, North Yorkshire, England

Ally Eqing, Fulton, Miss.

Maria Fassi, Pachuca, Mexico

Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas

Jaye Marie Gree, Jupiter

Mina Harigae, Monterey, California.

Located in Hataoka, Ibaraki, Japan

Brooke M. Henderson, Smiths Falls, Ontario

Esther Henseleit, Hamburg, Germany

Jillian Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio

Wei-Ling Hsu, New Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Caroline Inglis, Eugene, Ore.

Eun Hee Ji, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Tiffany Joh, San Diego, California.

Ariya Jutanugarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Moriya Jutanugarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Danielle Kang, Las Vegas, New York

Haeji Kang, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Sarah Kemp, Sydney, Australia

Cristie Kerr, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Megan Khang, Rockland, Massachusetts.

A Lim Kim, Kimpo, Republic of Korea

Sei Young Kim, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Katherine Kirk, Sunrise Beach, Australia

Cheyenne Knight, Aledo, Texas

Jin Young Ko, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Lydia Ko, Auckland, New Zealand

Nanna Korstz Madsen, Smörum, Denmark

Jessica Korda, Jupiter

Nelly Korda, Bradenton

Jennifer Kupcho, Westminster, Colorado.

Fate Lawson, Ocala

Esther Lee, Artesia, California.

Mi Hyang Lee, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Mirim Lee, Gwangju, Republic, Korea

Jeongeun Lee, Gyeonggi-Do, Republic, Korea

Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas

Xiyu Lin, Guangzhou, China

Brittany Lincicome, Seminoles

Pernilla Lindberg, Bolinas, Sweden

Yu Liu, Beijing, China

Gaby Lopez, Mexico City, Mexico

Leona Maguire, Cavan, Ireland

Caroline Masson, Gladbeck, Germany

Stephanie Meadow, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland

Wichanee Meechai, Bangkok, Thailand

Giulia Molinaro, Treviso, Italy

Azahara Munoz, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain

Benyapa Niphatsophon, Bangkok, Thailand

Yealimi Noh, Concord, California.

Ryann O’Toole, San Clemente, California.

Su Oh, Melbourne, Australia

Amy Olson, Oxbow, ND

Annie Park, Levittown, NY

Pornanong Phatlum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

Gerina Puller, Roswell, NM

Sophia Popov, Heidelberg, Germany

Mel Reid, Derby, England

Paula Reto, Bloemfontein, South Africa

So Yeon Ryu, Seoul, Republic, South Korea

Madelene Sagstrom, Enköping, Sweden

Lizette Salas, Azusa, California.

Yuka Saso, Manila, Philippines

Sarah Schmelzel, Phoenix, Ariz.

Alena Sharp, Hamilton, Ontario

Jenny Shin, Seoul, Republic of, Korea

Sarah Jane Smith, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Jennifer Song, Orlando

Angela Stanford, Saginaw, Texas

Marissa Steen, West Chester, Ohio

Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, SC

Linnea Strom, Hovas, Sweden

Jasmine Suwannapura, Bangkok, Thailand

Elizabeth from Szokol, Tampa

Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky.

Patty Tavatanakit, Bangkok, Thailand

Lexi Thompson, Delray Beach

Maria Fernanda Torres, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mariajo Uribe, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Albane Valenzuela, Geneva, Switzerland

Anne van Dam, Amhem, Netherlands

Jing Yan, Shanghai, China

Amy Yang, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Angel Yin, Arcadia, California.

Pavarisa Yoktuan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

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