LONGWOOD, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2018) – Insurance Office of America welcomes the return of the Symetra Tour—Road to the LPGA to Longwood, Florida, for the fifth annual IOA Golf Classic at Alaqua Country Club from Sept. 28-30.
The IOA Golf Classic is the 20th stop on the tour and fifth in the Million Dollar Drive—the six consecutive events that close out the season. They have a cumulative purse of greater than
$1 million, roughly one-third of the total prize money for 2018.
“Insurance Office of America continues to be an active supporter of women’s equality and leadership initiatives by serving as title sponsor for three signature events on the Symetra Tour this year,” said Mike Nichols, chief business officer of the Symetra Tour. “As we near the end of another season, we are excited to showcase IOA and their backing of these women pursuing their dreams to play on the LPGA Tour.”
IOA sponsors the IOA Classic, the IOA Championship in Beaumont, California, and the IOA Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia. IOA is the first organization to sponsor three events in the history of the tour.
“This year, we added sponsorship of a third event on the tour, and we’re pleased to see the continued growth. To be part of helping the world’s best young women professional golfers prepare for the LPGA is thrilling,” said IOA Chairman and co-founder John Ritenour. “We wish the players all the best this weekend.”
The field includes 108 players who are set to compete in a 54-hole stroke play format with a cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes. Athletes will be competing for a $150,000 purse.
The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 38th competitive season in 2018. For more information, visit www.symetratour.com
Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2018 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 23rd on Business Insurance’s 2018 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,000 associates located in over 50 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit www.ioausa.com