• Stephanie Kono

The Donald Ross Classic at French Lick Resort July 9 - 13, 2019

Catch the future stars of the game July 9-13 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 9 • French Lick Resort


Donald Ross Classic Youth Clinic
Tuesday, July 9 • Valley Links Course


Wednesday, July 10 • The Donald Ross Course


Thursday, July 11 - Saturday, July 13 • 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
tjordan@frenchlick.com dharner@frenchlick.com

Volunteer Information


2018 Tournament Recap

Former UCLA all-American Stephanie Kono sizzled with an 11-under-par total, and needed every bit of it to separate herself from a crowded leaderboard to win the second annual Symetra Tour Donald Ross Classic.


Kono showcased steadiness over all three rounds at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick, sandwiching a second-round total of 66 with 68s in the first and last rounds to secure a one-stroke victory. Dottie Ardina and Karen Chung tied for second place at 10-under, with Ardina making a late charge with a 65 in the final round.


Ardina’s 6-under-par 65 tied the competitive course record for women at The Donald Ross Course, and Becca Huffer, Fatima Fernandez Cano and Michelle Piyapattra also carded scores of 65 during the tournament. “Considering that the LPGA Championship has been played at the Ross on two occasions, this was a marvelous feat,” noted Head Golf Professional Rob Koontz.


Kono earned a winner’s share of $33,750 and collected her first win on the Symetra Tour, the qualifying circuit for the LPGA. By virtue of her win at French Lick and by finishing in the top 40 of the LPGA Qualifying School, the Hawaii native clinched a spot on the LPGA Tour in 2019.

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