CLYBURN COMPETING IN BACKYARD OF NEW HOME
Holly Clyburn (Cleethorpes, England) did just that over the offseason. The 2013 Deloitte Ladies Open champion on the Ladies European Tour now calls her base the Sunshine State, with a brand-new home in the greater Orlando area. Meanwhile,
TOURNAMENT SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS ROUND OUT FIELD
Two sponsor exemptions round out the 132-player Florida’s Natural Charity Classic field in Jenna Peters (Kohler, Wisconsin) and amateur Ina Kim-Schaad (New York, New York). It will be each individual’s third appearance at the Country Club of Winter Haven.
“I’m very grateful to have received this opportunity from Florida’s Natural to compete this week,” said Peters, who has made 13 starts on the Epson Tour since her rookie year of 2017. “This tournament is one of my favorites and I can’t think of any better place to start my season. An opportunity like this does not come often and means a lot to me. As of right now, my goal is to better my Epson Tour status and do it through this exemption or the WAPT Tour.”
One of two amateurs among the competition, Kim-Schaad still has no plans to turn professional and is looking forward to a full 2020 schedule. Her best finish at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic came in 2018 when she tied for seventh.
“I am excited to be back in Winter Haven,” Kim-Schaad said. “The course is in fantastic shape and sure to be a great challenge. I always look forward to pushing and testing myself, and to do it against these very talented ladies is always an honor. This event is one of the highlights of my season and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here.”