Texas Women’s Open field includes Stacy Lewis, other pros


Can we get some television cameras out to next week’s Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open? The field has become a who’s who list of playing professionals. Former World No. 1 and Texas resident Stacy Lewis is competing for the first time, along with former U.S. Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang, Gerina Piller, Celine Boutier, Cheyenne Knight, Maria Fassi, Yu Liu, Lindsey Weaver and two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Kristen Gillman.

The event takes place June 2-4 at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas. Knight won the LPGA’s Volunteers of America Classic last year at the venue. This year’s LPGA stop has been pushed back to Dec. 3-6, leading into the U.S. Women’s Open in Houston.

The projected purse is $50,000. First played in 1933, past champions of the Texas Women’s Open include LPGA founders Babe Zaharias and Betty Jameson as well as fellow Hall of Famer Betsy Rawls. The event stopped after the 1946 edition and was resurrected in 2001. It’s run by the North Texas Section PGA.

Two-time champion Savannah Vilaubi, who won in 2016 and 2019, is in the field as is 2015 champ Maddie McCrary and Chirapat Jao-Javanil (2017).

Texas All-American Kaitlyn Papp highlights the amateurs in the field.

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