WPGA International Challenge scheduled for October

The WPGA International Challenge will be held at Stoke by Nayland from 16 to 18 October, with a minimum prize fund of €30,000 for the 54-hole event. The Challenge is part of the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) and the inaugural tournament last year was won by Hannah Ralph.

It is the only LETAS event to be staged in the UK in 2014 and there will be 108 competitors including 15 WPGA members, comprising winners from the WPGA’s One Day Series and the remaining places secured via a qualifying Order of Merit over the same period. In recognition of LETAS’s commitment to providing an important link between elite amateur and professional golf 15 amateur places have also been earmarked for England Golf.

Di Barnard, tour director of the LET Access Series said, “We are delighted the 2014 WPGA International Challenge will be played at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa. The event receives great support from the PGA and England Golf and is a very important stop on the LETAS schedule, as a large part of the membership hails from the UK. The Gainsborough course at Stoke by Nayland is a wonderful test for the players and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the tournament in October.”

Photo shows: Hannah Ralph