Milwaukee County Parks
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Professional Golfers to Compete at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Aug. 4-6

The field of 156 golfers from 31 countries will be competing for a $100,000 total tournament purse.

By - Aug 1st, 2017 10:07 am
Brown Deer Golf Course will host the PHC Classic, Aug. 4–6. The tournament for female professional golfers is on the Symetra Tour, "the Road to the LPGA." Photo from Milwaukee County Parks.

Brown Deer Golf Course will host the PHC Classic, Aug. 4–6. The tournament for female professional golfers is on the Symetra Tour, “the Road to the LPGA.” Photo from Milwaukee County Parks.

MILWAUKEE – The next generation of female professional golfers from around the world will converge on Brown Deer Park Golf Course, beginning with practice rounds on Tuesday, to prepare for the PHC Classic, an event on the Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA. Tournament play will be from Friday–Sunday, on the course at 7625 N. Range Line Road. The event is free to spectators. In addition, a Parks Traveling Beer Garden will set up near the clubhouse, Friday–Sunday, from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

“We are happy to host the return of this professional golf event through our partnership with Symetra, the Forest County Potawatomi Nation, and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “This event is a ringing endorsement of our status as a premier destination for golf, and we are excited to give Brown Deer Golf Course the national exposure it deserves.”

The field of 156 golfers from 31 countries will be competing for a $100,000 total tournament purse. The winner at Brown Deer will take home $15,000 and move up the Volvik Race for the Card money list. The top 10 on the money list earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2018 season.

Wisconsin is well represented in the field of 156 golfers. Players from the state are Lisbeth Brooks (Waunakee), Allyssa Ferrell (Edgerton), Jessie Gerry (Madison), Jenna Peters (Kohler), Casey Danielson (Osceola), and Gabby Curtis (Altoona). Brooks won the 2013 Wisconsin Women’s State Open. Ferrell, who plays the LPGA and the Symetra Tour, placed third at the 2009 Wisconsin Girls Division 2 State Championship and was named the Wisconsin High School Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year. Peters was a member of Kohler High School Boys State Championship team as a senior in 2011 and was named the Central Lakeshore Conference Player of the Year.

Pre-tournament activity includes Pro-Am play on Wednesday and additional practice rounds on Thursday.

Food and beverage options at the Parks Traveling Beer Garden include 12 on-tap Sprecher’s beers, gourmet sodas, brats, hot dogs, and snacks. In addition, the clubhouse will offer the full lunch and dinner menus.

For more information on the PHC Classic, visit http://www.paysbig.com/phcclassic.

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