The Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo
|EL DORADO, AR, (July 14, 2021) – Murphy USA is excited to announce the 2021 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout dates. After taking a pause in 2020 to construct a beautiful clubhouse at the course, the El Dorado Shootout is back and better than ever this fall. Since hosting the first El Dorado Shootout Tournament in 2015, this event has become a favorite among both the female athletes on the Symetra Tour and those living in the South Arkansas community.
The 2021 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, presented by PepsiCo, will be held September 18th through the 26th at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado. Numerous activities for all ages will occur throughout the week leading up to the Tournament, including the popular Junior Clinic (children ages six to eighteen) and a Pro-Am scramble that pairs Symetra Tour professionals with various local and national vendor partners.
This will mark the sixth year that Murphy USA and the El Dorado community will host this 54-hole stroke play format event that welcomes a player field comprised of the top-aspiring female professional golfers from around the world. Competitors will vie for a $175,000 total purse, an increase of $25,000 from 2019. The winning player of the 2021 tournament will receive $26,250 and take a significant step toward obtaining her LPGA Tour Card for the 2022 season.
The top-10 players on the Symetra year-end Race for the Card money list receive their full-time LPGA Tour Cards for the following season. Symetra Tour players have gone on to win a total of 450 LPGA Tour events. Since 2013, eleven players from the Symetra Tour/Road to the LPGA have gone on to win majors, including recent winners Sophia Popov (2020 AIG Women’s Open) and Patty Tavatanakit (2021 ANA Inspiration).
The El Dorado Shootout, recognized as the Sporting Event of the Year by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association multiple times, provides El Dorado a valuable platform to showcase its spectacular downtown, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues. It also provides the opportunity to give back to the community. Each year a local non-profit organization is chosen to benefit from the annual Tournament. This year, the Tournament has the honor of giving back to both a local charity and a national one. The two charities that have been selected are #TeamCorrie Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen. With both charities benefiting women with breast cancer, and the tournament providing such an amazing opportunity for these female athletes, we have chosen the tagline #ChampioningWomen to capture the spirit of this year’s event.
For more information about the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, visit the Tournament’s website at www.eldoradoshootout.com, and don’t forget to follow us at Facebook.com/road2eldo, Twitter.com/ROAD2ELDO, and Instagram @road2eldo.
About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of entitlement partner Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4.0 million in prize money awarded in 2019 and 2021. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 445 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at:
About Murphy USA
Murphy USA (NYSE: MUSA) is a leading retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise with more than 1,650 stations located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast United States. The company and its team of nearly 15,000 employees serve an estimated 2.0 million customers each day through its network of retail gasoline and convenience stations in 27 states. The majority of Murphy USA’s sites are located in close proximity to Walmart stores. The company also markets gasoline and other products at standalone stores under the Murphy Express and QuickChek brands. Murphy USA ranks 322 among Fortune 500 companies.