TEMPE, Arizona – Sun Devil Women’s Golf Associate Head Coach Michelle Estill will attend the 2021 US Senior Women’s Open, held July 29th-August 1st at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.
“I am very honored to have this opportunity to play in the US Senior Women’s Open and I am honored to represent ASU,” said Estill. “I’m always so proud to wear the pitchfork, and that’s what makes this USGA major special.”
The four-day 72-hole event brings together the best women golfers over the age of 50, with several former LPGA championships competing in the field. It is only the third edition of the event as part of the LPGA Senior Tour.
Estil enjoyed a hugely successful LPGA career on her own after leaving the state of Arizona in 1989. In 1990 she finished second in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exceptional status for the LPGA Tour. It won the LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year in 1991 and achieved four top 20 finishes the following year. In her career, she earned over $ 1.95 million in prize money thanks to 25 career top 10. Estill won the PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship in 1991 and started an excellent professional career.
“I’m really excited to see Coach Estill play at the US Senior Women’s Open,” said head coach Missy Farr-Kaye. “She had an amazing professional career with the LPGA and it’s great to see her back!”
Most recently she played on the LPGA tour at the State Farm Classic 2006 and has competed at the highest level for over 15 years. Estill has made many contributions to the association and the game, as an active member from 1991-2006, as well as a member of the LPGA Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1996-98) and President (1998). In 1994 she received the Budget Service Award for the LPGA Urban Youth Pen Pal Program.
“I’m really excited to play and I know that regardless of the outcome, it will be magical,” added Estill. “I thank Missy Farr-Kaye and ASU Athletics for giving me the chance to be away from Tempe and continue to grow as a coach and I’m a happy sun devil.”
The 2017 National Championship Team Assistant Coach will compete in a field of 120 golfers, including former LPGA stars Annika Sorenstam and Juli Inkster. The best 50 golfers after the first two rounds make the cut and come into the last two days. The last two days of the event will be broadcast on the GOLF Channel. The par 71 Brooklawn Country Club 6,711 yard course also hosted the 1979 US Women’s Open.
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