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  • Trophy Presentation

The Donald Ross Classic at French Lick Resort July 7 - 11, 2020

Catch the future stars of the game July 7-11 as the Road to the LPGA passes through French Lick for The Donald Ross Classic. The Symetra Tour event will showcase 150 aspiring pro female golfers competing for a chance to secure a spot on the LPGA Tour. This is a great chance to watch and perhaps even interact with up-and-coming pros in the backdrop of the historic Donald Ross Course. Support a great cause, too, as tournament proceeds will benefit Orange County Habitat for Humanity.


Orange County Habitat for Humanity helps bring community together to provide home ownership opportunities to the families who do not presently have adequate housing and who do not have the financial means to purchase decent housing, by building new single-family dwellings using donations of time, money, materials and labor from various community sources. Since its founding in 1992, 29 new homes have been constructed in Orange County.


Mark your calendar to join us for this exciting event as it grows to involve community and area businesses in this great fundraising effort!


Schedule of events:


Pro-Am Pairings Party
Tuesday, July 7 • French Lick Resort


Donald Ross Classic Youth Clinic
Tuesday, July 7 • Valley Links Course


Wednesday, July 8 • The Donald Ross Course


Thursday, July 9 - Saturday, July 11 • The Donald Ross Course

Pro-Am and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, email or call:

Tyler Jordan Dave Harner
(812) 788-1550 (812) 639-6857

Volunteer Information


2019 Tournament Recap

Less than two months after turning pro, Patty Tavatanakit has a Symetra Tour title under her belt. Tavatanakit sizzled with a 7-under-par 64 in the final round to overtake 36-hole leader Ssu-Chia Cheng for a three-stroke victory in the third annual Donald Ross Classic.


Tavatanakit finished 13 under par and also notched the best winning mark in the tournament’s three-year history. Cheng was the runner-up at 10-under, Perrine Delacour (-9) finished third, and four golfers shared fourth place at 8-under: Esther Lee, Min Seo Kwak, Michelle Piyapattra and Yujeong Son.


This was the second straight year a former UCLA golfer seized the Donald Ross Classic title, following Stephanie Kono’s victory in 2018. Tavatanakit, a native of Thailand and a Thousand Oaks, Calif., resident, earned a winner’s share of 33,750 in just her third career Symetra Tour start. She earned first-team All-American honors in both seasons at UCLA before opting to turn pro after her sophomore year.


“When I was deciding to turn pro, I told myself to just commit,” Tavatanakit said. “So far, so good and I have no regrets. I like my job and love this sport more every day. I like the feeling of getting something when you have to work hard for it. I’ll be doing this for a long time and am glad to have finally made the decision to turn pro, stick to it. That is what helped me play so solid lately.”

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Habitat for Humanity

Donald Ross Classic Sponsors