Maria Fassi was one of the last women to fight for the title of the Dubai Moonlight Classic last week. Ultimately, Bronte Law closed the door with a well-timed eagle on her penultimate hole and a stuffed approach blow on her last to take down Fassi, but it’s not the last time you’ll hear from the fiery Mexican player this year.
Fassi will tee off at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla. For the Pelican Women’s Championship of the LPGA, the final full-field event of the regular season and the penultimate event on the LPGA 2021 schedule, from November 8-14.
The tournament chance follows Fassi’s best result of the season. Since his 12th place at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in July, Fassi has achieved three top 25 finishes in five LPGA launches, including a fifth place at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. She also recently launched the Maria Fassi Foundation and Fassi’s Friends, a series of inclusive and adaptable clinics that bring disabled and full-bodied children together to learn the game of golf.
By extending the exemption, the tournament officials have guaranteed her a place in the field if she does not qualify on her own. Stephanie Meadow was also granted a sponsorship waiver along with Destiny Lawson, the 2021 North Florida PGA Women’s Section Champion and assistant golf professional at Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida.
“We are very excited to have Maria and Stephanie at the Pelican Women’s Championship,” said Marci Doyle, General Manager of the Pelican Women’s Championship. “Maria had a strong second half of the season and Stephanie is hoping to repeat her game at the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship. They are outstanding players who also have a tremendous passion for growing the game. “
The Pelican Women’s Championship is on the LPGA’s second year.